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Nisha Srivastava
Nisha Srivastava

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Arctic Code Vault

In one word, brilliant

When I read about it, I found this whole AWA thing out of this world

What is Arctic Code Vault?

It is a data repository. a mere data repo? Nope

The GitHub Arctic Code Vault is a data repo that is preserved for future generation.

On 02/02/2020 GitHub took a snapshot of every active public repository of GitHub and stored it in the Arctic Code Vault.

Those millions of repo were designed to last for 1000 years.

It is preserved in Arctic World Archive (AWA) which is located in decommissioned coal mine in the Svalbard archipelago, closer to the North Pole than the Arctic Circle.

The idea behind preserving these repo

It is much less likely that in case of global catastrophe, we could lose everything stored on digital media, in upcoming few generations.

In worst case, if it gets true our today's vital codes will be completely lost and most likely they'll be forgotten, so to prevent these things from happening, GitHub Arctic Code Vault is preserved for long years.

To know more about it, click here and see this video.

Hope it helped xD

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