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Jenny1,374 posts since 28 Mar 2001
How big is BBC Genome, and how practical would it be to back the whole lot up? The BBC makes a habit of ploughing resources into big projects like that, announcing them with much fanfare, then wiping them from existence... the Desert Island Discs database and Domesday Reloaded, for example. It seems to me that the chances of Genome still being around in five years are pretty much zero and somebody should be mirroring it before it vanishes.
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Neil Jones4,612 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Domesday has only been taken down fairly recently in fact the most recent Google Cache suggests it was still there two days ago on the 18th. It appears in the Wayback Machine though multiple times, since it wasn't updated since the end of 2011.

With regards to Desert Island Discs, I presume the database you refer is the list of the castaways? That's here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnmr/episodes/guide

Or was there something else?
DVB Cornwall7,745 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Just had a glimpse on the iPlayer at the BBC Parliament re-run of the EurRef results programme via connected TV. I know it's SD, but it honestly looks like early Real Player, it's dreadful. The BBC need to look at feeding the iPlayer Parliament stream in HD even if it's not possible to broadcast in that form.
clh46 posts since 10 Jul 2014
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Just had a glimpse on the iPlayer at the BBC Parliament re-run of the EurRef results programme via connected TV. I know it's SD, but it honestly looks like early Real Player, it's dreadful. The BBC need to look at feeding the iPlayer Parliament stream in HD even if it's not possible to broadcast in that form.


Why bother? Output from Parliament isn't in HD.
DVB Cornwall7,745 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
I note that some repeat programmes on the iPlayer are now being re-encoded from the most recent transmission and not recycling previously expired transmissions from previous showings onto the live system. Prince Lugwig's Castles is the most recent example of this.