Re: tapes best for backup?
On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 04:18:11PM -0600, David Dyer-Bennet wrote:
> Paul Cartwright wrote:
> >On Fri January 4 2008, Ron Johnson wrote:
> >so, what would be a good method..
> >say for instance MY system. my /home is 164 Gb, with 50 Gb free, so I've
> >used 110 Gb. Right now I do the rsync to a 500Gb Mybook USB drive. But I
> >don't keep the drive connected, so I don't do it often enough..
> What I think of as "minimum acceptable" backup is two offline volumes to
> accept backups, used alternately. Anything less leaves you with all
> copies of your data online and vulnerable at once -- to a power surge,
> lightning strike, malware, or idiot sysadmin ("rm -rf /").
Right, but this is on-line (or near-line) backup. The data on the media
doesn't have to last long, only between backup cycles. What about
archives? Or, do you just keep everything on-line (buy more disks for
the computer and bigger USB drives for backups) and do backups and never