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I've been at 2 client sites where a mainframe application had been in production for decades, but the source code was lost. There were no changes to the program (obviously) so other programs were written to manipulate the data to address necessary updates. In both cases the original specs were lost as well, so no one knew for sure what the MF did or how it did it.

At another site we had good backups -- but when we needed a file restored, the help desk informed us that it would take a week to extract a file from the backup. It was faster to rewrite the file from the spec, done in a day. The help desk sent us the file from the backup 3 weeks later ...

Periodically I zip a copy of the project and store it on an external HD and/or burn to DVD.

Are DVDs still relevant? Consider that a finalized DVD is ransomware-proof and draw your own conclusion.
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