Re: Recommended tape backup software - tape vs disk - raided
On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 10:04:49PM -0700, Alvin Oga wrote:
> hi ya petro
> On Mon, 20 May 2002, Petro wrote:
> > On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 12:10:34AM -0700, Peter Whysall wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2002-05-20 at 06:22, Alvin Oga wrote:
> > > > --- if the disks is raid5'd ... give one disk
> > > > --- to each of the CEO/CFO/CTO/foo/bar and no one user
> > > > --- has all the data... no way for stealing corp secrets
> > > That's innovative, but impractical.
> > No, it's a great idea, but you can do the same thing even more
> > safely with tapes.
> good point.. give um tapes.... most people dont have an expensive
> drive sitting at home .... to go poking around on it
> while everybody can poke around on an ide disk
Wait a minute, you're not encrypting them?
> > > A terabyte is 10 AIT-3 tapes. How many disks is it?
> > 10 120 gig IDE drives.
> > Each with lots of electronics to fail.
> yuppers... and with a tape drive.. you only fix one ??
When the electronics on a tape drive fail, you can use almost any
other tape drive of the same media type to read the tape. In an
emergency, you drive down to <local computer supply store? and buy
If the electronics on a hard drive fail, at *best* you drive down to
the local clean room repair shop and perform unnatural acts on the
tech while he tries to put the platters in a different unit.
> and i've never dropped at tape drive... nor disks...
> - tapes get dropped because a klutz like me is swapping
> out a tape w/ feeble fingers...
As opposed to swaping out a drive with feeble fingers?
> - i get itchy when i see people dropping stuff...
Disasters happen. That's what backups are for after all.
> - even worst when i see them with rubber shoes touching
> memory/disks w/o antistatic
Tapes aren't as delicate.
> ( its hilarious when they say they got shocked...
> ( and wonder why the machine stopped working...
In almost 20 years of messing with computers in various capacities,
including living and working in high-static environments, the only
time static electricity has cause a computer I was working on to die
was a lightining strike.
My last cigarette was roughly 29 days, 14 hours, 43 minutes ago.
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