How Home Backups Should Be Done(tm) Was: [lug] Tape Drive Recommendation..

Nate Duehr nate at
Sat Aug 26 16:23:05 MDT 2000

On Tue, Aug 22, 2000 at 08:10:40PM -0600, Kyle Moore wrote:
> I think the proper way to do backups at home is:
> 01. Get work to give you a nice external SCSI DDS drive to take home.
> 02. Start off with 20 tapes or so (also provided by work).
> 03. Make full backup of system every night while you sleep.
> 04. Keep daily backups for 1 week.
> 05. Keep weekly backups for 2 months.
> 06. Keep monthly backups for 6 years.
> 07. Keep quarterly backups for 2 years.
> 08. Keep yearly backups for 7 years.
> Of course, all this relies on work placing value on the data you have on
> your home systems.
> Now if I could only find a job that would give me some bandwidth above
> 56k.

Kyle, maybe if they didn't have to pay for your tape drives and tapes,
they could afford it?  :)  hee hee.

Nate Duehr <nate at>

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