[nycbug-talk] off site backup

Francisco Reyes lists
Wed Nov 2 17:09:23 EST 2005

I think drive manufacturers are paying more attention to people who want 
to backup to disks.

There is  a new type of drives that target the "NearLine" market.. I 
don't totally understand the term myself, but here is what I gather so far..

Disks = online

Tape = offline

Nearline = Hard drives used to store backup data. Drives tend to have high 
capacity (400GB and up) and should be more durable than your average 
consumer model HD, but possibly less durable than server grade SCSI 

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