[svlug] low-end tape backup advice
alvin at planet.fef.com
Sat Mar 10 17:17:01 PST 2001
hi ya christopher...
if you are willing to spend $200 or so for tape drives + cost of media...
personally...i would prefer to buy 2 30Gb drives for roughly the same costs...
use one for full backup + daily...and other disk for weekly + alternating full
if full backups dies and fails... you can still recover from the full
backup on the other disk + incrementals...
- all compressed files.... usually can get around 1:4 ratio
( if you have 60Gb...you can save about weeks worth of backups
- am assuming its not all huge mpeg files
the script to do redundant backups is relatively easily
and you dont even need to stick in a tape...
*** if a tape media is bad...you're dead...
> Christopher Lee wrote:
> I'm looking for a tape drive to do back up for a small home/office network
> under linux (around 60GB of data total). I'm on a budget, and have seen
> tempting prices for $200 drives like the OnStream DI30 which claim high
> reliability and 15GB per tape.
> Any advice or warnings about these lower-end tape drives?
> Thanks in advance,
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