Tony Groves wrote:
> Is tape still king?
>> Conor Wynne wrote:
>> King, no. but great for long term storage -- i.e.: far cheaper than
>> For personal use, i would use a USB HDD, rather than a usbkey.
>> Like I use *ahem* for my own backup.
Conor, ignoring the functional advantages of hard disks over tapes,
can you quantify the cost per GB for both?
> Gentlemen, thanks for those comments.
>> Another option I've been looking at is the Iomega Rev - removable 35GB
> discs, choice of SCSI/IDE/SATA/USB. Drive cost €300, discs €40 each.
Right, that's basically using hard disk technology,
where the platters are in the Rev "disks" and
only one controller and heads, to reduce costs.
> Uses the UDF filesystem, which apparently is supported by Debian.
> Anybody have experience of same? Is UDF a suitable backup FS, does it
> support ownership and permissions?
I would try and use the same filesystem as the host if possible,
but the Rev controller seems too clever for its own good and
just support UDF?
The cheapest you can buy Hard disks hovers around €60,
and this currently equates to 250GB (€0.24/GB).
Even if you buy 10 of them it's only going to cost
you €50 extra (((60-35)*10)-300)
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