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long time storage of data

Posted on 2007-08-06
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Last Modified: 2013-11-14
Whats the best option for storing information for a long time?  Im talking 10 - 20 years.  Is there a media that can handle the time span?
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chuckyh earned 1500 total points
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Tape, LTO3 type should last 20-30 years in an environmentally controlled setting, I suspect other formats are going to be similar.
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I would also store a controller, and a compatible drive and possibly an entire system, since in 20 years the hardware may not work on any system.

I hope this helps !

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