VXA: A Virtual Architecture for Durable Compressed Archives

@article{Ford2005VXAAV,
  title={VXA: A Virtual Architecture for Durable Compressed Archives},
  author={Bryan Ford},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2005},
  volume={abs/cs/0603073}
}
Data compression algorithms change frequently, and obsolete decoders do not always run on new hardware and operating systems, threatening the long-term usability of content archived using those algorithms. Re-encoding content into new formats is cumbersome, and highly undesirable when lossy compression is involved. Processor architectures, in contrast, have remained comparatively stable over recent decades. VXA, an archival storage system designed around this observation, archives executable… CONTINUE READING

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