Thanks, Arthur! I actually was wondering, but I knew they were... On 2019-06-14 4:57 p.m., Arthur Gaer wrote: > Just one quick correction: Dropbox *was* on AWS, they moved to their own > data centers a few years ago. It's the opposite of what many online > services are doing (moving onto AWS) but they say it allows them to have > better performance, security, reliability and, apparently, actually save > money. > > Impressively they go into quite a bit of public technical detail on their > infrastructure. More than most anyone would want to know if they're not > trying to do the same thing--and a lot more than I've seen AWS or Google do > publicly (though maybe I've missed their reveals) > > https://blogs.dropbox.com/tech/2017/06/evolution-of-dropboxs-edge-network/ > > https://blogs.dropbox.com/tech/2017/09/infrastructure-update-evolution-of-the-dropbox-backbone-network/ > > https://blogs.dropbox.com/tech/2019/01/the-scalable-fabric-behind-our-growing-data-center-network/ > > > On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 2:18 PM Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]> > wrote: > >> Hi, Lou, >> >> I read the article pretty carefully and yes, it was a coverup. I am so >> fed up with spin (alternative facts, lies, whatever). Perhaps at the >> time of the fire--to put this in the best light--the higher ups didn't >> know, but apparently it wasn't for want of being warned by Randy >> Aronson, the head of the archive at the time of the fire. He confirmed >> to Jody Rosen what had been lost. >> >> It is a travesty and exposes the risks that are inherent in attempting >> to preserve media. >> >> One thing in the article that caused me some concern is their reliance >> on LTO tape. I got the sense that at least some of it was LTO tape on >> shelves and not in a managed robotic archive. LTO is only readable back >> two generations--a point made in the article. >> >> There is no totally secure way of storing data, although high quality >> cloud providers come close. Dropbox is on AWS and Backblaze maintains >> their own data centres. But this is expensive. >> >> Of course, "we have duplicates of everything" could mean they still have >> a scratched LP in their home library -- let's fix it in post. >> >> Unhappily, >> >> Richard >> >> On 2019-06-13 1:01 p.m., Lou Judson wrote: >>> < >> https://www.foxnews.com/story/fire-at-universal-studios-destroys-famous-sets-videos >>> >>> "We have duplicates of everything," said Ron Meyer, NBC Universal >> president and chief operating officer. “Nothing is lost forever." >>> >>> Hah. and this from two days after: >>> <https://abc7.com/archive/6180786/> >>> "Roughly 40,000 to 50,000 videos and reels were in the video vault, but >> there are duplicates stored in a different location, said Ron Meyer, NBC >> Universal president and chief operating officer. Firefighters managed to >> recover hundreds of those titles from the vault.” >>> >>> Sounds like coverup to me. Where is Ron Meyers now? >> >> -- >> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] >> Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800 >> http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm >> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes. >> > -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800 http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.