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Re: backup strategies



hi ya

I'd use disk as backups... if i was starting from scratch
	- nothing need be done...unlike tapes that requires regular
	possibly daily interaction )

	20Gb disks are about $100 now... and can hold 2-3 months
	of daily/weekly incremental backups before you have to go
	back in there and purge it...
		- it obviously depends on what kidn of files is
		being changed/modified ...daily...

		- dont try "incremental" with xxxMb mpeg files...
		( its already way too compressed.. 

- i require daily incrementals for my backups... so forgetting
  to change the daily/weekly tapes or more expensive tape libraries
  are NOT good options...
	searching tapes are painfully slow.. for that once in a year
	I need to find that file i just erased...

have ya restored your system from tape lately ???
	- seen a few that failed...
	- but than again...seen disk backups they did fail too... oh well

gotta test or at least review  backups regularly...

c ya
alvin

On Wed, 2 May 2001, Karsten M. Self wrote:

> on Tue, May 01, 2001 at 04:47:00PM -0700, Osamu Aoki (debian@aokiconsulting.com) wrote:
> > On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 04:11:25PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > > > The cd solution probably has an advantage, since I could use the cd-writer
> > > > for other cd-writing too.
> > > 
> > >     http://kmself.home.netcom.com/Linux/FAQs/backups.html
> > 
> > Tape is GOOD thing if you have money.  For work, this is the answer and
> > do not look anywhere else.
> 
> Used tape is not expensive.  8-12 GB units are available on eBay for <
> US$100.  Tape is cheap and reusable.  CDR unit sizes are too small for
> current storage capacities.
> 
> CDR is OK if you've got it, but I'd advise tape for backup if you're
> starting from scratch.



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