[Foundation-l] Request: WMF commitment as a long term cultural archive?

Mark Wagner carnildo at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 23:44:03 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 16:11, Neil Harris <neil at tonal.clara.co.uk> wrote:
> Tape is -- still -- your friend here. Flip the write-protect after
> writing, have two sets of off-site tapes, one copy of each in each of
> two secure and widely separated off-site locations run by two different
> organizations, and you're sorted.

The mechanics of the backup are largely irrelevant.  What matters are
the *policies*: what data do you back up, when do you back it up, how
often do you test your backups, and so on.  Once you've got that
sorted out, it doesn't really matter whether you're storing the
backups on tape, remote servers, or magic pixie dust.

Mark Wagner

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