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[filmscanners] Re: Archiving???!!!



Ed Verkaik wrote:
> From: "Brad Davis" <DocBradd@mac.com>
> Someone must have a solution, must have found way to reduce the losses.  The
> only way I can see to reduce my losses is to write everything on my old HP
> burner and make multiple copies - perhaps 4 copies each.  That seems a bit
> much as it reduces the effective capacity of a CD to about 160 megabytes.
>
> Suggestions?
>
>
> Years ago when I had to make a decision on archiving, I began to suspect the
> same risk with CDs and opted for two external hard drives. I keep one copy of
> all files on my system, and have two 200gb firewire drives for backup.  If one
> fails, the other can be copied to a replacement drive.  It also means
> simplicity, speed, and easy file retrieval.
>

Yup, same solution here. Have your files on at least two harddisk
spindles. The chances of both failing at the same time should be
small.  Use 3 if you are unsure and your data means a lot to you.

Hkon
--
We shall fight on the beaches,
we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills;
we shall never surrender

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