[lug] Backup system ideas
hugh at math.byu.edu
Thu May 19 13:58:13 MDT 2005
The one great benefit of tape is that it is easy to take offsite. Anyone
know whether data decays faster on tape or on disk?
On Thu, 19 May 2005, Dan Ferris wrote:
> Another vote for rsync and disk drives. Tape is my weapon of last resort.
> Mike Stanczyk wrote:
> >Since the suggestions every submitted were so great the last time
> >(pdf creation), I'd like your suggestions and horror stories about
> >backup systems.
> >The problem:
> >The NT4sp6 server's Travan tape drive is dying. I've scavanged
> >enough old hardware to build a backup machine. The backup machine
> >will run linux on an internal ide drive with an external scsi
> >drive to host backup files. If a spare scsi tape drive of mine
> >checks out, that will go in as well.
> >The software:
> >Amanda and Backula are on my research list. Other suggestions?
> >Other sillyness:
> >Windows XP, 2000, and 98 are around too.
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