[lug] network drives as backup?

Zan Lynx zlynx at acm.org
Tue Jul 25 11:10:32 MDT 2006

eSATA, xSATA, whatever you want to call it, is very nice too.  Its
faster, and more expensive than USB.  

One of the guys here at work ordered up a LaCie 1 TB eSATA backup drive
for the new 1.5 TB file server.  It gets to 1 TB by being a RAID setup
inside.  3 or 4 drives, I think.  There's a little recessed knob to turn
with a screwdriver that sets the RAID type.

The little PCI-e SATA card to drive it wasn't very expensive, either.  I
think you could use internal SATA ports and a long cable, but the card
comes with an external cable and a nice outside port instead of an ugly
hack. :)

On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 10:04 -0600, Jeff Schroeder wrote:
> > I'm using external USB hard drives.
> I echo this.  USB drives are convenient, easy to move, and fairly cheap 
> (the enclosure is maybe $30, and add the cost of whatever drive you 
> want).
> I've got one hanging off my main data server, and run nightly backups to 
> it.  Now and then I need to move it to another system to copy backup 
> files quickly, or burn a CD for archival purposes.  Plug and play.

Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org>
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