On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 09:10:36AM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting kevin lyda (kevin at suberic.net):
> > however, i've had over 10 years of "backing up to disks is not backing
> > up." it seems to me though that tape tech is not keeping up.
> It isn't, is it? Not unless you have a lot of money for DLT, AIT, tape
> libraries, and such.
i really don't see tape jukeboxes as scaling. i see them as a kludge.
> Duplicating onto additional hard drives could be satisfactory in a way,
> if you have the drives on hot-swap trays. Otherwise, the same thief or
> fire that nabs the main system gets the "backup". Part of the point of
> tape backup is not just durability but also the possibility of off-site
of course. an alternative is to have a backup computer in another house
nearby behind 10 surge protectors using wireless ethernet.
> And, of course, hard drives _seem_ cheap and practical until you
> consider not just the hot swap problem but also the fact that it doesn't
> scale economically to multiple generations.
ah, but perhaps it could solve that problem better. each partition could
be a cvs vendor branch. or you could use diff/patch (i think there are
versions of each that handle binaries). with *bsd you could consider
union mounts + rsync.
i don't run my 75g disk at full usage after all, and the bulk of it
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