This a very rare chance that a computer user may not have heard of the word backup. Backup today has become a very integral part of safe keeping your data. There have been cases as devastating as the Business Magazine losing its entire June issue because of data loss.
Backups save you a great deal. Just suppose your entire database crashed and you do not have any backups of your data, or your hard drive crashed and you lose your entire data. The importance about backup has been well documented by numerous site and many people do religiously backup their data.
But how about knowing the history of backups. Maxim Yurin from SoftLogica has created a site dedicated for the purpose of displaying the history of backup.
The site goes through the different backup devices used by different genrations of people dating back to 1951. It is quite interesting to know how backup has evolved over the last 56 years.
Mxim tells us how backups were made in early years using big reels of magnetic tapes and paper. I bet many of you may have used a Floppy drive and seen how easily they used to get corrupted. I have a collection of over 200 floppy drives which do not work since early days, I plan to put it some good use soon.
The backup devices in chronological order
- Punch Card Backups
- Magnetic Tapes and Tape Backup
- Hard Drives and Disk-to-Disk Backup
- Floppy Disks
- CD-R/RW and DVD
- Flash Drives
- Blu-ray Disks and HD-DVD
Maxim gives a detailed overview of evolution of all the devices that have been used for backing up data. It is good to know how they have evolved. So if you are interested to know more about the history of backup visit backuphistory.com
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