Re: tapes best for backup?
On Thu, 3 Jan 2008 18:56:01 -0800
Raquel <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Jan 2008 21:30:57 -0500
> "Douglas A. Tutty" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > One of the threads over at email@example.com has gone OT (for them)
> > into discussing backup media. The concensus there seems to be
> > that tape (e.g. DLT) is still the best for long-term storage (e.g.
> > archives) because CD/DVDs fade rather quickly while hard drives
> > get "bit rot" over the years and since they're not being run
> > frequently you don't see error messages appearing.
> > I'm wondering what people here on DU use. Lets say the archive
> > size is 7 GB. It could fit on one DVD; one(?) or two USB sticks,
> > SD cards, etc; an old spare hard drive or a new dedicated hard
> > drive in (presumably) an external (USB, firewire, eSATA?) case.
> > Do people still use tape? I note that the drive prices for used
> > drives on eBay are quite low but then most (?) would need to add
> > the appropriate scsi card since I doubt they would be SATA
> > compatible.
> > Other than rsyncing to another box, what do people use for
> > put-it-on-the-shelf archiving?
> > Doug.
> Tape here.
I guess I should have added: DDS-4, SCSI
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