[lug] OT: WAS: Tape Drives --- NOW: Emacs vs. vi !!! ;-)
rob at pangalactic.org
Tue Oct 29 09:14:20 MST 2002
Sexton, George wrote:
>>>everything I've ever stored? Of course not. At some point, you have to
>>>pick your comfort level and try to make forward progress. For me, tar
>>>has been a Free, reliable, ubiquitous, and convenient performer so I
>To me, it sounds like someone justifying driving their car where none of the
>wheels have all of the lug nuts in place.
I think a more apt analogy would be driving a VW instead of the Audi.
(At least we've given up on the domestics... ;-)
Sometimes the cost doesn't justify the additional features. Personally,
I've always found the BRU verification justification to be a bit
spurious. Modern tape drives (DAT, 8mm, DLT) perform read-while-write
data verification in hardware. Very little is gained by having BRU do
I've used BRU and it's a fine tool. But I would always choose GNU tar
for portable archives and dump/restore for system backups, while using
reliable tape technology.
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