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Re: [vox-tech] Effective home disk backup systems
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Re: [vox-tech] Effective home disk backup systems

You can get removable carriers for IDE hard drives, which
make very practical cheap, fast backup.

-- Rod

On Monday 01 April 2002 10:19, msimons@moria.simons-clan.com wrote:
> Hi all,
>   This is an opinion gathering session I've not done any research now.
> I am going to be in the market for a home disk backup system in the next
> few days (1).  I'm wondering what technologies people around here use,
> would like to use, and what would be recommended.
>   I imagine that practically nothing is going to meet my criteria,
> so don't bother filtering in advance, just throwing them out so
> you know my opinion of 'effective'.
> My 'effective' criteria:
> - Cost           (< $1000 for backup unit, < $1 per GiB of media)
> - Speed          (5-15+ MiB/s)
> - Automatable    (backup media large enough to backup reasonable amount
>                   of data, say 20 GiB)
> - Reusable Media (prefer not to have stacks and stacks of backup media
>                   from ages ago).
> - Relocatable    (easy to move the backup system between machines)
> This I don't particularly care about:
> - Need not be online, would prefer to be able to lock away in a safe.
> - Seek times can be horrible, in the few minute range.
> Backup options I vaguely know of starting out:
> - CDRW
> - CDR
> - DVD RW
> - DVD R
> - 8mm tape 'DLT'
> - 4mm tape 'DAT'
> - Buy more hard drives
> - Iomega 'Jaz' drive
>     Thanks,
>       Mike
> 1: One of my IBM Deskstar drives started making rude noises this
>    morning, when the morning updatedb ran.  It has 4 drive errors
>    logged into the SMART log... it claims only 510 Power On Hours
>    but it claims no relocated sectors.
>      I have too much important information on this drive to consider
>    losing it, so I'm going to have to take the drive offline until
>    I find a backup system and/or a replacement drive.
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