[lug] Tape Drive Recommendation...

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Sat Aug 19 15:38:30 MDT 2000

I take it the OnStreams work ok with Linux?  Was wondering about that
when I saw them in the stores.

On Thu, Aug 17, 2000 at 10:23:29PM -0600, Archer Sully wrote:
> Another possibility are the OnStream drives.  The IDE 30G IDE internal
> drive is currently $199, media (15G uncompressed) are $45.  Speed is 
> an issue with this device.  Their fastest device currently has a 2MB/sec
> native transfer rate with hardware compression, and it should work with
> Linux with the scsi tape driver.
> The main problem is finding backup software that's easy enough to use
> so that you will actually make backups and be able to recover your data.
> I'm beginning to think that with todays disk drives the right answer is
> a versioning file system and mirroring.  
> -- archer
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