Subject: Re: Suggestions for a backup solution
To: Ian P. Thomas <>
From: Martin Bertelsmann <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/02/2002 20:08:27
Hi Ian,

On Wed, 2 Jan 2002, Ian P. Thomas wrote:
> 	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
> best.  What brands run best on NetBSD?  I know where to look for supported
> hardware, but some drivers work better than others.

What about a Magneto Optical Disk? It's much more reliable than a ZIP. The
storage capactiy is larger (up to 1.3 GB on a 3.5" medium (soon 2.3GB).
For larger data amounts its also cheaper than ZIP (expensive drive with
cheap media vs cheap zip drive and expensive zip media). Fujitsu makes
IMHO good drives. Mine do run fine under NetBSD (i do have a raw netbsd
system on a mo medium as well).

> Ian
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