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Re: [ccp4bb]: Linux tape backup
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I have had some success with CD-R's, by zipping everything on the Unix
machines, and FTPing the files to a PC. With a fast 40X CDROM, the
process is relativly quick. Files however have to be opened first on a
PC then FTP'd back to the UNIX machines. The advantage is that 50
CD-R's are $30 US for 50, which means you can double up on everything.
I woundered if anyone else was using something similar, as I have had no
problems, but would like to hear if anyone else has tried this.
Richard Gillilan wrote:
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> There has been a lot of discussion here about backup
> but no ideal solution. CD-R's are too small, DVD's are
> are interesting, but still not standardized and very
> slow to write I have heard. DLT tapes and the like
> are rather costly. In general, I don't trust magnetic
> media for long term storage and would much perfer
> an optical solution. Orb drives are very interesting:
> 2.5GB/disk for 30 USD. They claim 12MB/sec
> transfer rate over fastest SCSI.
> We're also looking at getting a large RAID system.
> Anyone care to comment of systems that work well
> with Linux?
> Richard Gillilan
> Cornell University