Subject: Re: backups
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chuck Yerkes <email@example.com>
Date: 04/13/2003 01:38:52
Quoting Caffeinate The World (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> What are you using for backups? I'm curious as to the low cost of HD,
A hard drive does not provide the same level of backup that
tapes do. I have working tapes from 10 years ago. I could
burn them onto DVD. Will I find a DVD drive easily in 10
years? possibly. I've seen lots of CD drives die in that time.
hardrive: You get a backup, maybe a few, onto it. You drop it?
They die. You wanna send a copy off to the bank? Not cost
effective. You wanna keep monthly, weekly, daily incrementals?
My tape drive has likely run 500 tapes through it. I used to send
a set of tapes to a friend cross country every six months. Tape
media is pretty damn cheap/gb (though for DLT, disk is getting close)
> CDROM, DVDR, etc, if people are still using tapes / DLTs for backups?
DDS (DAT) for home, DLT/AIT for work. A CD of the home dir
every once in a while just so I can carry it with me on the
road if the laptop eats it.