I commented there and hopefully my comment will show up eventually but I seriously doubt we'll be able to help with this.
NASA, DOD, NIH, NSF, and other fund the development and first few years of hundreds if not thousands of databases. Then the database becomes less about new science and more about infrastructure or operations. Then the PI gets bored. Then maybe the users start to drop off... then the database disappears. I was just looking for information in a NASA database that was referenced all over the place. When I got there all I found was a notice that it wasn't funded anymore so no data for me!
We've been hearing this with data - about how it cost so much to gather but then is abandoned. Libraries are working to try to take up some of the slack with this, but it's hard. Look, if NASA and DOD with big offices for science and technology information can't preserve their own stuff, they're not going to fund us to do so. Libraries don't have the money or the mandate.
I was at SLA whenever it was in DC and saw a presentation about yet another NASA database - even at the time the only thing I could think was how close is the PI to retirement?
Funders should ask about preservation plans for these things. I don't think they do.