Subject: Re: backups
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Aaron J. Grier <email@example.com>
Date: 04/14/2003 17:13:04
On Sat, Apr 12, 2003 at 12:06:12PM -0700, Caffeinate The World wrote:
> What are you using for backups? I'm curious as to the low cost of HD,
> CDROM, DVDR, etc, if people are still using tapes / DLTs for backups?
> What solution do you use?
I use exabyte 8505 8mm with some hand-cooked not-very-complicated
dump-over-ssh scripts. level 0 is somewhat of a pain and requires tape
shuffling, but for the dailys all seven machines still fit on a single
8mm 7GB tape.
I would be interested in hearing about people's experiences with
"third-party" pkgsrc backup utilities. at the time I looked into
amanda, I didn't have the requesite spool space, but now I do, and thus
it may be worth looking into...
Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." | firstname.lastname@example.org
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