[OpenAFS] Commercial AFS backups

John Hascall john@iastate.edu
Tue, 10 Oct 2006 14:14:32 CDT

> I have AFS backup tapes going back 19 years, mostly in off-site storage 
> somewhere.  Some people may have the luxury of being able to look at the 
> contents of all of their backups and predict which ones are "important" 
> enough to spend time copying to new media, but most of us do not.  That's 
> why we maintain the capability to read old backups.

How do you know you can read 19 year old tapes!?
Unless you try.  And if you try, you might as well copy forward.