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Re: Labeling backup DVD+RW's

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 05:52:19PM EST, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 01/14/09 15:04, Mike McCarty wrote:
> [snip]
> >
> >This is also much more expensive, if one is doing real backups.
> >A real backup (as opposed to simply a second copy nearby) is
> >stored off site. So, one would need to rotate external discs
> >for this to be a viable backup means. Usually one uses at
> >least three copies, so one would need three external drives
> >which one rotated.
> But is my home data soooo valuable as to go to that much effort?  An 
> external HDD (which you can run out of the house with when the house 
> is on fire) is much easier.

I burn my nightly backups to DVD's and mail them to a fictitious address
in Guam--not first class of course.. and they are diligently returned to
me 2-3 weeks later.

> If you visit Grandma's House every Sunday for lunch, then rotation 
> makes some sense.

Since I don't have any older relatives within driving distance I was
thinking of adopting one.

Any recommendations?



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