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Data storage and retrieval
The Destiny database is the central computer database on the Ancient starship Destiny. As well as containing information about the ship itself and the technology aboard it, it also records the sensor data that the ship takes when scanning a planet.
The database is also updated, via subspace link, by the Seed ships, and from this information the ship can plot it's next course. Making queries in the database can allow the ship to determine when the Destiny moves out of FTL to dial to a nearby Stargate and it can lock out nearby Stargates that don't have what the crew needs based on the queries made. In the case of life support, the Stargate was dialed to a planet with calcite for the CO2 Scrubber, the other four addresses were locked out, possibly because they didn't have what they needed or because it has a hazard that made extraction of the calcite dangerous. (SGU: "Air, Part 3")
Known information stored in the database includes:
- Research about the planets Destiny has visited.
- Research about the planets Seed ships have visited.
- Destiny's history.
- Power usage logs. (SGU: "Air, Part 2")
- Map of the visited galaxies. (SGU: "Lost")
- All of the Ancients research on the pattern of the Cosmic microwave background radiation. (SGU: "The Greater Good")
- Fragments of the pattern recovered by Destiny so far. (SGU: "The Greater Good")
- The minds of Jeremy Franklin, Ginn, and Amanda Perry. (SGU: "Hope")
- Medical archives, including manual for kidney transplantation. (SGU: "Hope")
- 1/3 of the Tenaran archive. (SGU: "Epilogue")