2 Feb the hosting services Microsoft – GitHub took the snapshot (snapshot of the file system, copy files and directories in a specific point in time – approx. ed. Techcult.ru) of all the public repositories – directory in which to store the project files of its users.
Then all the historical data was placed in a physical vault Arctic Code Vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, where they will be stored on analogue carriers in the next Millennium for the benefit of all mankind. The authors of the project hope that one day data, open source will contribute to future generations of development of computer technology.
According to the GitHub blog, over the past few months, his partner for archiving, the company Pigl (Norway), recorded on a special wear resistant film coating of iron oxide data volume of 20 TB of repository 186 coils.
In addition to repositories, GitHub has immortalized a number of classic works of humanity and introductory letter in the event of storage by our distant descendants, after a nuclear Apocalypse or other global catastrophe.
GitHub has several plans for saving arrays of data. The project collaborates with the Internet archive to create current backups of GitHub via the Wayback Machine.
No less interesting is that GitHub also has kept 6000 of the most popular repositories on crystals of quartz glass in the framework of the Project Silica. Quartz media effective for tens of thousands of years, they will not spoil radiation and harsh environmental conditions.