Internet Archive mainpage in 2010-12-21
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The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library with the stated mission/motto: "universal access to all knowledge". The Internet Archive stores several billion webpages from different dates and times for historical purposes that are available through the Wayback Machine, arguably an archivists wet dream. The Archive.org website also archives books, music and videos.
There are currently two mirrors of the Internet Archive collection - the official mirror available at archive.org, and a second mirror at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Both seem to be up and stable.
Raw Numbers as of December 2010
- 4 data centers, 1,300 nodes, 11,000 spinning disks
- Wayback Machine: 2.4 PetaBytes
- Books/Music/Video Collections: 1.7 PetaBytes
- Total used storage: 5.8 PetaBytes