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Long term backup
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(05-31-2019, 01:39 PM)leon.p Wrote:
(05-30-2019, 10:30 PM)Joel920 Wrote: Anything mechanical breaks.

Indeed.

The absolute best backup method I have found (which is still doable
without expensive lab-equipment) is simply printing it out. Stored
in a water and fire resitant location, paper will last considerably
longer than any currenty wide-spread storage medium.

You can simply split all your data into equal chunks and convert them
into QR-Codes, which you then print. To get your data back onto your
computer, simply scan the codes to get the raw data, which you then
combine again.

That is easy on Linux: Simply create a tar-archive with 'tar', which
you could even compress. Then use 'split' and 'qrencode' to generate
the codes. To scan them you can use 'zbarcam' and then use 'cat' to
combine the chunks back into the tar-archive.

Hmmm. How well would that work for videos? Flip pages? If one has a lot of data (such as my 10TB), that would take a large truckload of paper. Searching for specific data in that pile would take forever. Getting that much paper is also hard on trees.

Backups can't be static. One has to actively maintain them to ensure corruption doesn't creep in and the media they are stored on is kept up to date so it doesn't become obsolete and, thus, irrecoverable.
Jeannie

One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of one's data so backup your data! And RAID is NOT a backup!
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Messages In This Thread
Long term backup - by NoWinBob - 05-16-2019, 01:17 PM
RE: Long term backup - by leon.p - 05-16-2019, 02:34 PM
RE: Long term backup - by NoWinBob - 05-16-2019, 03:01 PM
RE: Long term backup - by henrysay - 05-30-2019, 02:16 AM
RE: Long term backup - by Joel920 - 05-30-2019, 10:30 PM
RE: Long term backup - by leon.p - 05-31-2019, 01:39 PM
RE: Long term backup - by Lady Fitzgerald - 05-31-2019, 02:44 PM
RE: Long term backup - by leon.p - 06-01-2019, 01:56 AM
RE: Long term backup - by NoWinBob - 06-07-2019, 07:40 PM
RE: Long term backup - by spudnuts - 06-07-2019, 08:32 PM
RE: Long term backup - by NoWinBob - 06-08-2019, 09:43 PM

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