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The Internet Archive make a plea for donations in order to get the millions of dollars they need to set up a redundant copy of their database in Canada.


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    Related: Jason Scott’s take on this.

    He does a pretty good job summarizing the need for this:

    There are backups of the Internet Archive in other countries already; we’re not that bone stupid. But this would be a full, consistently, constantly maintained full backup in Canada, and one that would be interfaced with other worldwide stores. It’s a preparation for an eventuality that hopefully won’t come to pass.