Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Facing a data apocalypse: The limitations of digital storage

14 Oct 2011   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 
Facing a data apocalypse: The limitations of digital storage

Quote:
Donovan Colbert explores his deepest fears about what could happen to all that data being backed up. Will imperfect methodologies have to do or are we facing a data disaster?
Quote:
The complexities of maintaining backed-up data for archive in a digital format are fraught with all kinds of potential for oversight and error. It isnít practical to have a human verify each bit of data manually, but my experience has been that the perpetuation of ďGarbage In/Garbage OutĒ corrupted data can render backup unusable even when all automated systems claim the data is in pristine condition. The volume of data is so large we simply must rely on automatic verification to ensure data integrity. That is a problem in itself.
Quote:
Isnít that disturbing when we think about the limitations of current methodologies for backing up digital content? We may lose more information in the next 200 years due to bit-rot and bad backups than has been created in the entire 2000 years preceding us.
Full Article:
Facing a data apocalypse: The limitations of digital storage | TechRepublic


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Oct 2011   #2
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

When I think about just how much useless, and historically insignificant, mundane junk is among all the data in the world nowadays, somehow I'm not really that worried.

Usually dedicated archives have a pretty good grip on this, whereas consumers...eh...back to what I said at the beginning.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2011   #3
Durahl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
Isnít that disturbing when we think about the limitations of current methodologies for backing up digital content? We may lose more information in the next 200 years due to bit-rot and bad backups than has been created in the entire 2000 years preceding us.
Like Corazon already mentioned not every p.o.s. needs to preserved for generations in the 3rd millennium and after.
Facebook: "Aww... My pooch just crapped into my shoes, he's soooo adorable when he does that!"

I also have no doubt that information worth preserving ( technologies, art, history, etc... ) will be preserved in an appropriate manner.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Facing a data apocalypse: The limitations of digital storage




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Data Storage via Google
I have several g-accounts. They are the only free site, that I am aware of, that provide 15 GB free data storage. I only use it for this (non-confidential data, e.g mp3, jpg, etc.). Much cheaper than a portable flash drive, yes? Thoughts/opinions/sage advice welcome. - thank you
General Discussion
Dropped my 2TB data storage HDD
Dropped my 2TB data storage HDD. Cannot see it in disk management. Any chance of there being some program that can see it & recover the data??
Hardware & Devices
Western Digital My Book Live 1TB Network Storage Connection issue
Hi. Today i just buy my Western Digital My Book Live 1TB Network Storage this is first time im using WD NAS I successfully installed Windows 7 x64 on my computer this week, but the computer sometimes loses contact with my WD 1TB Book live NAS(When trying to copy Big FILE). When this...
Network & Sharing
Data Hosting/Storage
I'm not sure this is in the right forum, but I think I'm close. :) I am helping someone edit a book. I would like to put it on a website that enables both of us to edit it. This site would have to be password protected and must support MS Word. I do not want to have to reformat anything or any...
Chillout Room
No Cable Digital Guide Data
My HTPC using Windows 7 Media Center/QAM tuner sees the digital channels as odd numbers; ABCHD is channel 901, however it shows up as 1008.901. All analog guide data is present, however, no digital guide data showing regardless of what digital channel. Anyone know how to resolve?
Media Center


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:52.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App