[svlug] Complete Backup
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Oct 12 20:36:02 PDT 2000
begin David E. Fox quotation:
> Actually, DAT drives that happen to have a SCSI interface.
> Specifically, DDS-2 for the 2gb ones, which is what I use here. I
> bought 10 tapes for $5 each when I bought the drive and still have two
> tapes that I've not even opened yet. The cost of the DDS-2 media is
> far cheaper than for Travan/Qic/ftape-style drives.
Still the best compromise of cost, speed, and capacity for typical
systems. You typically get about 35 MB/minute backup speeds. DDS3
tapes & drives can get something like 24 GB on each tape (with assumed
2:1 compression -- 12 GB raw). The drives are on the order of a few
hundred dollars these days for DDS2. A couple hundred more for DDS3.
If you're serious about anything like a rotational backup system, the
allegedly cheaper alternatives are in fact significantly more expensive,
cosidering media cost.
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