Subject: Re: backup media
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/30/1999 08:50:27
On Thu, Sep 30, 1999 at 09:11:18AM +0300, Jukka Marin wrote:
> I'd like to hear from other NetBSD users about good and reliable backup
> systems.  Should I get another DAT drive or some 1/4" inch Tandberg that
> a dealer recommended to me (and no-one else has ever heard about) or
> just get a large disk and create tarballs on it every night?  The data
> that needs backing up is valuable (to me, at least ;-)

The short answer is get a DLT drive if you can afford it.

DDS-n is cheap, especially the media, and has decent capacity,
but it just doesn't compare to QIC or DLT in terms of reliability.