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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.

-- hendrik

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