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    The only good thing about backing up to floppies is that you lose only a bit of data when each one fails. I don't think any 3.5" media is very reliable for long term storage.
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    What do you consider "long term"? I've still got very readable 3.5" floppies from the early 1980s. (single sided, done on Sony 0AD31 drives for the Preis luggable). For longevity, I'll take DS2D over DSHD any day.

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    The floppies are "OK" as long as they can recover the system from utter disaster (HD and/or MB failure).

    If they can be read by a modern machine using a USB Floppy drive, it should be fine. But, in the end, backups are only as good as the hardware/software that can recover them.

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