From: Paul Mc Auley (pmcauley at domain iol.ie)
Date: Tue 18 May 1999 - 22:12:36 IST
colm at domain tuatha.org said:
| As most of you probably know, the ILUG web pages and mailing lists are
| run from my machine, lugh.tuatha.org, which is located in Indigo
| Internet's Web farm - this machine is well-connected to most facets of
| the Irish Internet, and I'm happy to have it used permanently as the
| ILUG's Net home.
| I used to back up this machine across the network (in the middle of
| the night) to a tape here in Trinity, however the volume of data is
| such that this isn't really a viable long-term solution.
| As we do have some cash available (the donation from the Irish Unix
| Users' Group), might I suggest that I purchase a tape drive,
| controller and media for lugh, to ensure the safety and reliability of
| the ILUG's main resources?
dave at domain esat.net said:
| 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.
Try asking an account or Livingston hire how much the use (or lack of) a PC
for a year is worth. IMHO a backup unit and the media to run in it is
getting off lightly. :) A strong backup (and I wouldn't count ZIP disks
myself). I would bear in mind that somebody would have to rotate tapes
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