Re: backup archive format saved to disk
On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 04:39:53PM -0500, Douglas Tutty wrote:
> I wonder what NASA did for their deep-space probes like Voyager? The
> recent stuff seems to be disposable (e.g. how long will this one last?),
> but Voyager was meant to keep on running. They used some sort of gold
> pressed record for ETI to read but I wonder what they used for the
> computer's OS and data-storage in-between downloads?
A few years ago I hear that they had stored a lot of their early data on
magnetic tapes, which were deteriorating and in need ot copying to new
media, but that there was no funding available to do this.