Re: backup archive format saved to disk
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On 12/05/06 18:27, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Douglas Tutty wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 05:47:23PM -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
>>> Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
>>>> Douglas Tutty wrote:
>>>>> I'm going to be backing up to a portable ruggedized hard drive.
>>>>> Currently, my backups end up in tar.bz2 format.
>> I've looked at par2. It looks interesting. For me, the question is how
>> to implement it for archiving onto a drive since the ECC data are
>> separate files rather than being included within one data stream.
> You could implement your own FEC. A very simple form of FEC is simply
Yes, but *why*? Tape storage systems have been using ECC for decades.
There's a whole lot of "Linux people" who's knowledge of computer
history seems to have started in 1991, and thus all the many lessons
learned in 30 years of computing are lost.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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