Quoting kevin lyda (kevin at suberic.net):
> I really don't see tape jukeboxes as scaling. I see them as a kludge.
Your kludge, my kludge; many sysadmins' coping mechanism.
See also: Rashomon. ;->
This topic tends to elicit lots of casual opinions from people who
don't really walk the walk, I've noticed. The fact that tapes are
genuinely lamentable things seems to encourage bizarre suggestions.
> Ah, but perhaps it could solve that problem better.
_Which_ problem? Please see below.
> 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 believe you've just demonstrated that there's a blurry line between
backup and quick-reference archival storage.
> I don't run my 75g disk at full usage after all, and the bulk of it
> doesn't change.
One notes that this means the size of backups can be reduced
accordingly, regardless of choice of technology. (A well-run system can
avoid continuing to include /usr in backup sets, for example.)
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