November 28, 2012

How to Make Your Data Last Forever

Rachel Arndt, Popular Mechanics

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Protecting your data and keeping it around for years or decades to come takes more than backing up your hard drive. You need to choose the right file formats, protecting your physical drives, and making sure you have flesh-and-blood backup: friends and family who can access your data in case you're not around.

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