Lars Hecking wrote:
>> of bubble wrap. Optical media (i.e. no moving/fragile parts) are pretty
>> much the only high capacity media that'll tolerate the shocks that are
>> common in post/courier transport. I walk past the local post sorting
>>>> Ever heard of tape catridges?
>Of course I have, including the LTO-1 that our off-site storage company
dropped and gave back.... We only noticed after it jammed in the drive.
They're too fragile for my needs. I suppose this particular application
can tolerate occasional failures, as it's only a copy of the primary
data that can always be resent.... LTO-3 will hold 400GB on a tape, and
autoloaders are supported under Linux, so that could work. Of course it
does mean a tape drive at each site, and a copy of the software used to
write the data, which may make it uneconomical if there are a large
number of sites and infrequent use.
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