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Poster: PiRSquared Date: Jan 17, 2015 3:12pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: How Long are Old Versions of Websites Kept For?

They are not deleted, i.e. they are stored indefinitely ("forever", or at least until some natural disaster destroys it). However, you can back up these sites locally if you want to be sure (either downloading the pages directly, or using a tool like Warrick [0]). You could also save the Wayback Machine URLs (like https://web.archive.org/web/20150117181007/http://www.example.com/ ) themselves in another web archive (like WebCite) if you're really worried.

The Internet Archive hides content if the owner of the website requests it with "robots.txt", but AFAIK they don't actually delete the content. Maybe if they are asked directly by the copyright owner.

[0] https://code.google.com/p/warrick/

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Poster: bstumi97 Date: Jan 17, 2015 3:33pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: How Long are Old Versions of Websites Kept For?

Thank you for your helpful response.