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RE: filmscanners: Heading OT - Archive CD's, was 'Another Mission..

Not only should a second copy be made of your 'treasures', but that second
(or third!) copy should ideally be stored in a remote location. What good is
a security copy stored in the same location after a disaster such as a fire
or tornado?

 Cliff Ober

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Mark Thomas
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 2:24 AM
To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Heading OT - Archive CD's, was 'Another

May I strongly agree with the alien (Art) - if any of us keep any
'treasures' on just one CD (or one *anything*), we're asking for
trouble!  Ignoring how they might be stored, even the best manufacturers of
CD's have bad days - they can't replace your lost data (and the replacement
CD you might get is not exactly much compensation..)

As a paranoid, I keep 2 copies of everything, and 3 copies of anything
important :)  I also periodically check my media (copy the whole CD to a
temporary folder), and if in doubt, just burn another from the backup
copy.  Any backup expert will tell you an untested backup has almost
exactly the same value as no copy at all..

And one day soon a suitable new technology will mature and I'll copy 'em
all over to it (twice!) and toss them away..  In 10/15 years time, will
your 'PC' read CD's?  (Does it still have a 5.25" drive?)

At least by then any *new* stuff will probably be from *decent* (eg
100  megapixel) digital cameras.  ..can't wait!

Mark T.


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