Subject: Re: Suggestions for a backup solution
To: Ian P. Thomas <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/02/2002 20:07:17
> 	I'm about to purchase some sort of backup solution.  I would
> like to know what a good solution for a home PC would be.  100 MB Zip
> disks seem to small.  What I would like to do is back up the whole disk
> to some media on a weekly basis, or more frequently.  Is a tape drive the
> best route to go for this?  If so, I'm assuming that SCSI drives would be

used DAT tape drives are very cheap (<300PLN<80$ in Poland for DDS-2).

i use DDS-1 at home with 20GB drive on which i use chflags nodump for
everything unimportant (/tmp, /var/tmp, /var/run, /var/spool/squid,
other dirs used to keep things i have already CDR'ed etc..), and
dump to backup.