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Re: tapes best for backup?

On Thu, 3 Jan 2008 21:30:57 -0500
"Douglas A. Tutty" <dtutty@porchlight.ca> wrote:

> One of the threads over at misc@openbsd.org has gone OT (for them)
> into discussing backup media.  The concensus there seems to be that
> tape (e.g. DLT) is still the best for long-term storage (e.g.
> archives) because CD/DVDs fade rather quickly while hard drives get
> "bit rot" over the years and since they're not being run frequently
> you don't see error messages appearing.  
> I'm wondering what people here on DU use.  Lets say the archive
> size is 7 GB.  It could fit on one DVD; one(?) or two USB sticks,
> SD cards, etc; an old spare hard drive or a new dedicated hard
> drive in (presumably) an external (USB, firewire, eSATA?) case.
> Do people still use tape?  I note that the drive prices for used
> drives on eBay are quite low but then most (?) would need to add the
> appropriate scsi card since I doubt they would be SATA compatible.
> Other than rsyncing to another box, what do people use for
> put-it-on-the-shelf archiving?
> Doug.

Tape here.

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are
always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
--Bertrand Russell

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