[nycbug-talk] backup server?

George Georgalis george
Mon Nov 8 22:31:36 EST 2004

On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 07:16:54PM -0800, Pete Wright wrote:
>>Personally I've hated DDS tapes since I tried to pull a backup off a 
>>two year old tape.  Nothing of use was left, it doesn't seem to be a 
>>very long-lasting medium.  Once I free up some more space and shuffle 
>>the home boxes around, I'm going to a disk-based backup like I do at 
>>work.  No tapes to change, and if you go across two disks or use RAID, 
>>it's not putting all your eggs in one basket.
>yea i've kicked around the idea of disked based backup, but i am going 
>to try to offline alot of my cruft that has built up over the years.  so 
>i'm thinking tape is probably the best bet for that.  i've never had any 
>issues with DDS myself, but thanks for the heads up.  if i end up with a 
>dds drive i'll have to choose my stock carefully (and storage for that 

considering the reliability, accessibility, cost of media, time to
backup and retrieve, I go with cdr/dvdr when I can or disk -- they are
removable, pull the disk from the raid, replace and shelf the old...
have I done that? No, disks just keep getting bigger so I never seem to
need to shelve them.

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at galis.org

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