Quoting kevin lyda <kevin at suberic.net>:
> ok, i see the following backup solutions:
> needs to be hotswap. ide hot swap seems to have poor support,
> but scsi seems more possible? sizes are larger here, but the
> media is more fragile.
What about a cat-5 disk? :-)
Okay, seriously: use a cheap PC instead of a tape machine, feeding it IDE HDs
instead of tapes. Forget about hot swap and power down/up the machine instead.
Now don't anybody flame me over that - do the numbers. Half a terabyte? Fine.
Bigger case, extra IDE controllers and stick *half a dozen* drive caddies into
the machine - you can easily avoid any power-down/switch/power-up cycles in the
middle of your backup.
If you need more than that, go to two machines!
Okay, you still have the shock/fragility problem, but if that's not the
problem... ... I'm probably missing something else.
>> what do people think?
What? Do people think? - Descartes
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