Subject: Re: Suggestions for a backup solution
To: Ian P. Thomas <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/02/2002 21:42:08
On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 02:01:31PM -0500, 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.

Why not buy an extra disk and automatically create tarballs to it?
Maybe doing a tape backup once a week or month in addition to this.
I have found DAT drives working well - but the tapes are quite small,
compared to disks available now.