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

Ryan Kaldari rkaldari at wikimedia.org
Fri Jun 3 16:57:07 UTC 2011

We already have a policy covering data preservation and recovery under 
any foreseeable disaster scenarios:


Ryan Kaldari

On 6/2/11 4:44 PM, Mark Wagner wrote:
> 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.

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