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Questions tagged [backup]

For questions on backing up and restoring hardware and software in a retrocomputing context

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Archiving data on a nonmagnetic storage [closed]

I know that we have LTO tapes, which have really good longevity and are reliable. But they're still magnetic so they're not protected against big magnetic wave (e.g. from sun). There is an option to ...
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Why are punch card readers no longer in use?

When you think about it, punch cards are the safest way to backup data for long term storage. They are not influenced by magnetic fields and their data (the holes) don't fade over time. They are also ...
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Old school backup systems: what are they?

So being a sysadmin for several years, I learned that "Jesus saves, but God makes tape backups," several times over. Watching Season 2 of Halt and Catch Fire, there is some data loss. Being that ...
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Disk Image From Windows 95 Machine Not Bootable

I recently got my hands on an IBM 340 PC (100MHz Penitum, 16MB of RAM). I'm going to wipe the disk and start fresh, but I wanted to preserve the contents of the disk should I wish to restore it to it'...