[clug] Recovering data from old disks. Max age observed?

Bryan Kilgallin kilgallin at iinet.net.au
Fri Jun 14 10:00:10 UTC 2019


> 	I don’t expect to be able to recover data from my 2015 disk in 2025.

I've worked in archiving. Print onto acid-free paper. Spare no expense. 
As cheap acid-paper crumbles in twenty years! Don't let your archive get 
hot under a corrugated-iron roof. Control humidity with an open 
water-absorber container. I have Hippo brand (calcium chloride). Don't 
use cheap cardboard boxes. Their contents will fall onto the floor! Buy 
modern, well-designed, archival files. Buy the best, not the cheapest. 
Don't laminate! That seals in acid, destroying paper.

More information about the linux mailing list