Re: backup strategies
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...
On Wed, 2 May 2001, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Tue, May 01, 2001 at 04:47:00PM -0700, Osamu Aoki (email@example.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.