Re: tapes best for backup?
On Friday 04 January 2008, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 09:12:19AM -0800, David Brodbeck wrote:
> > On Jan 4, 2008, at 7:38 AM, Larry Irwin wrote:
> > I would not buy a used tape drive. They're finicky mechanical devices
> > and you really want a warranty. Every time I've bought a used tape
> > drive thinking I was getting a good deal it's died within a month.
> Which puts DLTs out of reach for the home user. Which means that either
> I archive to less reliable media (CD/DVD, hard disk) or keep everything
> online and only do backups with no archives.
> backup: copy everything from the main computer and leave all data on the
> main computer.
> archive: copy data important for long-term use (e.g. financial records,
> family pictures or videos) and possibly remove them from the main
Have you considered an online storage site such as rsync.net? Given that you
are connecting to the internet via dial-up, this option may not be viable.