[nycbug-talk] Seeking tape backup unit
o_sleep at belovedarctos.com
Tue Mar 1 22:30:41 EST 2005
On Mar 1, 2005, at 10:22 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
> * Jerry B. Altzman <jbaltz at omnipod.com> [2005-03-01 11:22]:
>> On 2/28/2005 10:08 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
>>>> How much do you need to put on a tape daily? 4GB? 10GB? 35GB?
>>> 10GB min
>> If 10GB is your MINIMUM daily backup, you should also look at
>> throughput. 10GB can take a lo-o-o-o-ng time. Longer than you think.
>> For what it's worth, you can get a stack of 20GB IDE drives for
>> than the cost of most tapes, get one of them-there outboard FireWire
>> and/or USB2 boxes, and do a disk to disk backup.
>>> Jim B.
> I saw something at CompUSA called a "Rev Drive"- basically a
> type of external cartridge drive that had a real disk as the
> cartridge. USB 2.0 - supposed to be fast. Large capacity.
> Anyone ever use one of these? Does it look like a USB drive
> to BSD? That might work very well for me.
You might just want to compress your backup and put it on a dvd. This
would give you a static image you could store.
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