What’s the Oldest File You Can Restore?
turtleshadow writes “Now that it’s almost 2011, a question for anyone who’s kept backups since before the Y2K non-event: Have you personally/professionally had to recover something from 10+ years ago? If so, please share the interesting ‘hows,’ especially if you had to do multiple media transfers and file formats to get data into a usable file format on a modern hardware platform of your choice. Native solutions are rated higher than emulation. Also, what are your plans for recovering in 2021? Street cred goes to the oldest, most technical and complex restores … that are of course successful. I’m working the night shift Christmas/New Year’s; I ask everybody still stirring and hardcore SysOPs.”