Waiting for Squeeze - was: Backup media - double-layer DVD
On Wed, Feb 02, 2011 at 05:35:51PM EST, Gilbert Sullivan wrote:
> On 02/02/2011 01:10 PM, Chris Jones wrote:
>> One trick I use is copy my back-up file (encrypted) to my cell
>> phone's micro-SD.. In the event disaster struck, I would either be
>> out of the house with my cell phone, or grab a few belongings
>> including said mobile before I rushed outside. The problem with that
>> is that it still has the original vfat .. formatting, and whatever it
>> is, it doesn't like 4G+ files either :-)
> People think I'm crazy,
Oh, no... not at all... ;-)
> but, when I leave the house, I always carry a disc wallet that holds
> the last year's worth of weekly full backups on DVD+R. (Well,
> I probably am crazy, but this isn't a sign of it.)
I'm looking into implants.. I mean sticking non-volatile memory under my
skin in carefully selected areas of my body, in case I run into serious
trouble but am fortunate to end up only partially dismembered..
presumably with some form of Bluetooth or Wifi integration so I can
conveniently upload my backups...
> I also double the weekly backups every month, and I keep the monthly
> second copy in a safe deposit box. I also rotate USB external drives
> through that safe deposit box.
Ah.. I detect a flaw... you mean you actually do not rotate safe deposit
boxes..? Are you serious..?
> This is only for the really important data, though. Miscellaneous
> other stuff just resides on two systems and an external drive.
>> Apart from the cost of the medium... I am very suspicious of all the
>> hidden stuff that infects anything Blu-Ray.. And you're probably right..
>> may turn out to be unsuitable for data archiving.
> Yup, I'm probably going to stick to using dual layer DVDs and Blu-Ray
> strictly for movies I've paid for.
> Be happy!
Yeah.. let's try that.