Subject: Re: dump - short guide
To: None <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/24/2001 05:24:38 writes:

>> And no, I don't think it's a good idea using the drive's compression
>> mechanism for _backups_...

because recovering data from a damaged tape on which the stuff is
compressed is near to impossible.  this is especially important for
dat, which is a rather low reliability medium (with "error free"[1]
dds tapes, nobody's really trying to store data on audio tapes, right?)


[1] one of the worst marketing lies around.