[svlug] backup solutions? - tell me more ???
alvin at planet.fef.com
Thu Jan 4 01:23:01 PST 2001
> > --- you cannot fit 40Gb or 80Gb or 500Gb of disks/data onto tape
> Hot damn. I guess this AIT library must be imaginary:
yeah...but than again...we are talking about backups for users
vs corps... most users dont have tape libraries ??? or mammath drives
etc..etc.... mammoths are nice drives and nice tapes...but....
and i dont trust tapes...especially not a set of ummm to make a
backup of 500Gb system.... lose a tape and *ooopss*...
and yeah....bet your tapes are sitting right next to mine at
datasafe in SF....since we were in the same area of SF long ago...
and yeah...big difference between archives for the lawyers to
sift thru....vs "backups" and restor the disk or the file
cause somebody did something...
> > especially if ya not gonna compress it
> And this DLT one:
> > --- tapes as backup media is obsolete
> > --- costs of drives is too cheap...
> _Hard_ drives, you mean? In conjunction with a reasonable rotational
> backup system? I'm skeptical.
> > dataStore is good for things like ..."in case there is a fire"
> > not backups....cause it takes um a day or two ot get the flimsy "lockbox"
> > back to ya.
> When I was responsible for managing a company's backups, I sent one set
> a week off-site to DataStor's cute little vaults right where the S.F.
> anchorage of the Bay Bridge might fall on top of them during an
> earthquake, and a duplicate set in a cool part of my carefully-locked car,
> which I parked at the furthest end of the company parking lot, where the
> building could not (in the worst case) fall on top of it. Seemed to
> meet all reasonable needs.
> Of course, many people in these discussions confuse backup with archival
> storage, leading to much wasted time and tedium.
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