From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Wed 19 May 1999 - 10:42:36 IST
Dave Rynne burst across the net:
>Not wanting to be the one to get picky about this ... but how much of
>lugh's resources does ILUG use?? (disk only as that's all we're talking
>about here). And with the exception of the mail archive, how often does
>the ILUG tree(s) change?? This doesn't strike me as necessarily being
>all that beneficial to ILUG itself. One could argue that little more
>than a zip drive would probably suffice.
a. the web site
b. the config files (and the time required to set them up) for ilug
c. zip drives for backup? blech. the goal is to be able to *recover*
the data. 1 out of every 10 big copies i do to a zip disk has
failed (tar zcf /dev/sda1 /home ### being the most common).
>Then again, you are donating the box's resources in other ways to ILUG
>so some form of one off payment for this may be in order (other than
>Indigo agreeing to host the box for free) so from that point of view,
>it's not a bad idea.
i think the drive should stay with the lug. if ilug is no longer
hosted on lugh, the drive should go to the machine that it is hosted on.
>Alternatively, anyone got a DAT drive or SCSI card to donate to the
this is definitely a good question to ask. in addition, when a drive is
installed, let us know what media it uses so we can pass that on if
we have/get some. in addition if anyone is headed to the states or
some other place with cheaper tech in the near future perhaps they
should get the drive there.
in general i think it's a good idea for lugh to have backup. if needed
i have a floppy tape drive i can donate, but it's a tad slow. i also
think it's a good idea to consider building up a backup to the hardware
as well, but that should definitely be a donation driven activity.
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