[SunRescue] Tape drives, many questions

Brian McCloskey checkinmystyle at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 1 11:05:04 CDT 2000

i have a couple of exabyte 8mm 7/14gb drives that i've had for about 2 
years, and i got them when they were already 2 years old or so. i have used 
them to backup windows pc's, macs, and all of my sun equipment and they have 
been very reliable. they aren't nearly as fast as dlt's obviously, but they 
aren't nearly as expensive either. for what i need, 14gb capacity (with 
compression) is good enough.


>From: Gregory Leblanc <GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu>
>Reply-To: rescue at sunhelp.org
>To: "Sun Rescue List (E-mail)" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: [SunRescue] Tape drives, many questions
>Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 19:44:58 -0700
>ok, so maybe "many" is an exaggeration, but a few at least.  I'm looking to
>get a tape drive for my home network, but I'm not quite sure what would be
>good.  The machines are mostly Sun's, with an SGI and SCSI PeeCee tossed in
>the mix.
>I'm looking for something that can do OS backups of machines, probably
>doesn't need all that much capacity.  I've thought about booting from tape,
>but I'm not sure whether that's a good idea, or even possible, using newer
>tape drives.
>I guess I'm most concerned about reliability and price, as I'd like this
>thing to last a while (5+ years, like everything else I've got).  Any
>suggestions, or good RTFM URIs?  Thanks,
>	Greg
>Rescue maillist  -  Rescue at sunhelp.org

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