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Re: backup compress on the fly

On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 13:56:45 -0500
Mike McCarty <mike.mccarty@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Joe Mc Cool wrote:
> If you are making archives, or you are backing up a system which,
> if it failed and you lost everything it would be a terrible
> disaster, then I recommend you *not* to compress your backups.
> Compressed file formats are notoriously intolerant of medium
> errors. It might be better to do subset backups each of which
> fits onto a single tape.

What kind of tape drive doesn't put CRC data in each block?

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