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Re: backup archive format saved to disk

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On 12/07/06 09:07, Douglas Tutty wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 08:36:39AM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
>> On 12/07/06 08:16, Douglas Tutty wrote:
>>> On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 09:02:37PM -0600, Reid Priedhorsky wrote:
>> [snip]
> Personal data.  Design archive size is 80 GB but want it to scale well.

IMO, you're making a mountain out of a molehill.

> What I've found is that for the same money as a DLT tape, I can get a
> 2.5" seagate hard drive.  A ruggedized enclosure is $30 (Addonics
> Jupiter).  The only cost that corresponds to a tape drive unit is the
> interface cable to connect the drive enclosure.  I can keep a USB cable
> in the bank with the archive so that I can use it with any computer, and
> an eSATA cable here (eSATA will _eventually_ be hot plug I hope).  

2.5" drives in a plain-old USB enclosure are all you need.  Buy 3 of
them.  One goes to the bank vault, another to your parents house,
another in your bedroom closet.

- --
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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