All computers and other electronic devices, no matter how technologically advanced, will at some point in time crash and cease functioning. The point at which that happens is determined by immutable physical laws but may be accelerated by environmental issues as well as by the simple passage of time. Since hardware crashes are inevitable, from the moment you start investing time in entering and storing data, you have to plan for that inevitability. Occasionally, a computer or storage device will give you warnings of its imminent demise. But it is not unusual for electronic devices to cease working without any warning whatsoever. Full Story
Using DropBox to Backup and Share your Important Files – or Why I Don’t Bother Carrying a Flash Drive Anymore
Despite all of the features, I rarely use my pile of USB drives anymore except when I need to use one to boot a broken computer – all because of DropBox.
In Part 1 of this series, you were introduced to digital records and digital preservation, which goes beyond backup to provide long term protection of your family history digital records. Here in Part 2, you will be introduced to the challenges of digital preservation and explores in detail solutions to archival storage media challenges. Full Story
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