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Re: Using HDD as backup media
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Using HDD as backup media
- From: "L. V. Lammert" <lvl_(_at_)_omnitec_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 20:56:33 -0600 (CST)
On Wed, 23 Feb 2005, Dave Harrison wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm interested in hearing if anyone has tried successfully or
> unsuccessfully to use HDDs as backup media (in place of tapes).
Works great, we do it all the time. Only one main issue - HDs are great
for backups, but they do NOT work for 'version control' - i.e. regresssing
to older backups if needed.
> The immediate problem that comes to mind is that HDDs are more fragile
> than tapes and can lead to data loss more easily (although having each
> backup written to two seperate disks [mirrored]) would alleviate this to
> an extent.
Quite frankly, the opposite is really the case (as long as the HDs are
statically mounted, possibly offsite).
Tapes have many more media problems.
Leland V. Lammert lvl_(_at_)_omnitec_(_dot_)_net
Chief Scientist Omnitec Corporation
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