[LMB] OT: Backups using My Book Live

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Sun Jun 27 04:04:57 BST 2021


Personally I have three cloud backup services and a connected backup drive. Suspenders, belt, and body armor.

Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
William A Wenrich
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From: Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> on behalf of Robert Woodward <Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net>
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Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Backups using My Book Live



> On Jun 26, 2021, at 8:20 AM, Louann Miller <domelouann at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 8:38 AM Katherine (Kathy) Collett <
> kcollett at hamilton.edu> wrote:
>
>>
>> Yes.  As an archivist, I’m not happy with solutions that involve
>> destroying the paper originals and rely on digitized copies stored …
>> somewhere.  That said, one archival solution is LOCKSS — Lots Of Copies
>> Keep Stuff Safe.  Store important things in many different places.
>>
>
> I hear you, and I love that acronym. As the owner of a Western Digital
> external hard drive, this piece of news alarmed me. But mine is a much
> newer HD, different model, not internet accessible. I'm a great one for
> redundant backups, especially for irreplaceable things like family photos.
>
> Footnote: in as much as it was practiced, partially and without
> organization, the LOCKSS principle is why while the fall of Rome was
> incredibly nasty for western civilization, it was not as bad as the various
> Library of Alexandria fires. We're pretty sure. How would we know?
>

We have some idea of what survived the fall of Rome. But much is known to be missing:

Only 1/4 of Livy’s _Ab Urbe Condita Libri_ (History of Rome) survived (his other works are missing).

About half of volumes of Tacitus’s _Histories_ and _Annals_ have survived.

While Pliny’s _Naturalis Historia_ (37 volumes) has survived, nothing else of his has.

Note that these 3 works should had been widely copied.

Also note the Roman entries in <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FLost_literary_work%23Classical_world&data=04%7C01%7C%7C843eab6df338444ac5f608d938c70ffb%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637603249881384044%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=eSmx3h21aDv9hqLZ%2BZ9kbZAlMOi03n9pXrBK3%2FcylR4%3D&reserved=0>

"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
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