archiving data, was RE: Media Longitevity/Care (Long perhaps OT)

William Donzelli aw288 at osfn.org
Sun Mar 20 10:55:42 CST 2005


> The key is to always keep
> a bit ahead of the problem rather than waiting until
> the problems such as NASA has with old tapes that
> can no longer be read with tape drives that rarely
> work in any case.

This is a myth. Every bit of every mission is available on CD-ROM. The
original telemetry tapes are crap, but the data was pulled off them many
years ago.

William Donzelli
aw288 at osfn.org




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