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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.
> [snip]
>>> [snip]
>> 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.

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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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