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Re: backup strategies

On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 05:10:52PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> Used tape is not expensive.  8-12 GB units are available on eBay for <
> US$100.  Tape is cheap and reusable.  

I assume you mean some SCSI tape drives as that cheap.  If it is so
cheap, I should think about it when 640MB became not enough.  But I
think I also need to buy PCI SCSI card.  Extra $100 - $150 here.  Right
now, for my hobby machine I use disk mirroring and CD-R back up.  It's
only 3MB if I do not back up images. At work, I use USB-HD as back up
for my doze notebook.  (I have old parport 2GB tape and ZIP which sucks.
do not toutch parport devices.)

I think issue of large data archive is locating one needed as quickly as
possible.  Never found good answer for my digital camera image archive.

> CDR is OK if you've got it, but I'd advise tape for backup if you're
> starting from scratch.

CD-R is a neat toy to create interesing bootable Linux :-)

It is not reliable as HD but it will never get erased.
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