Subject: Re: Tape backup recommendations wanted
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <email@example.com>
Date: 01/25/2002 14:42:35
>> I bought a open-box 2000 DLT drive, and I use it every week to back up
>> everything. It's been rock-solid. I've never heard anyone say anything bad
>> about DLT (other than the price).
>amen, on both counts.
I bought a 2nd hand DLT4000 on ebay - I'm very happy with it.
I also picked up 20 x Type III (10G) tapes which suit my backup needs
>i had one problem i feel like sharing, b/c is cost me a drive head.
>a tape snapped while loaded, so the tape leader (~1.5 foot strip of
Funny you should mention that. I had a nasty scare with my drive.
I came in one morning to see all the led's down the right side flashing
(means call for field service :-). There was a tape stuck in the drive.
Fortunately I was able to pull the top off the drive and manually wind
the takeup spool for a while which seemed to clean the problem in the
cartridge. The drive is built like a brick sh&*(t house, and suffered no
serious harm. The tape survived too - but I won't be using it again.
Summary - its hard to beat DLT.