FTP Asimov down?

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FTP Asimov down?

FTP Asimov is down. Everytime it goes offline I think it's the end. But this time it's asking for a login..?

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Damn.  I hope it is not the

Damn.  I hope it is not the end.  I'd love to wget or rsync a local copy of it again.  I did that a few years ago but I have been negligent on keeping up to date.

 

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Longest I've seen it down for

Longest I've seen it down for was about 10 days some years ago. We're on day 3 now. Their blog is also down, but I don't know when that went away.

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You can always hit the

You can always hit the mirrors:

http://mirrors.apple2.org.za/ftp.apple.asimov.net/

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Yaaaahoooo!! It's back.

Yaaaahoooo!! It's back. Jumping up and down like a hyperactive kid doing the pee-pee dance. Hang'n on the edge of my seat threatening to fall off! Jumping across the two beds like in a hotel room.

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I made a local copy of the

I made a local copy of the entire archive from one of the mirrors...  Now I guess I need to burn it to some DVDs or get some big USB sticks or something to make some archival copies...

 

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Mmm.. about that..

Respectfully. Now I *AM* falling off the edge of my seat! Don't use USB sticks for anything even remotely archival. Some can only retain data for 4-5 years without power. And even then, the fragility of TLC and QLC is just rotten. 600 writes per cell? No thanks.

 

Get two low-density 500GB USB drives and make two copies. And migrate/refresh as time goes on. That's approaching archival quality in the sense of how it pertains to the everyday hobbyist. To get closer get an M-DISC. They claim it has a 1000 year life and is essentially unaffected by temperature swings and extremes.

 

There's more ways, but those two are eminently affordable.

 

Asimov is around 320GB if you just flat out mirror it and don't dedupe.

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Deduping would save around

Deduping would save around 10GB.

IMHO not worth the effort in this day and age of 20TB drives.

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These aren't long term

These aren't long term storage archival copies I hope.  Looks like Asimov is back.  It was just to make sure that there was a copy available just in case.  I will probably refresh this one periodically.

 

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 Now I recall there was some

 Now I recall there was some sort of disk error when I tried to upload something last week.

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softwarejanitor wrote:These
softwarejanitor wrote:

These aren't long term storage archival copies I hope.

Not sure I know what you mean?

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Keatah wrote:softwarejanitor
Keatah wrote:
softwarejanitor wrote:

These aren't long term storage archival copies I hope.

Not sure I know what you mean?

 

I mean hopefully they will be replaced by newer copies periodically.

 

 

 

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Just curious - who's running

Just curious - who's running the apple asimov site anyway? An inidividual, a club, ...?

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I can tell you it's mix

I can tell you it's mix between a syndicate and conglomerate.

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