[rescue] Exabyte 8500S - oui ou non?
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at cmhcsys.com
Wed Nov 12 10:22:40 CST 2003
Mike Hebel says ...
> On Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at 09:42 AM, Ross Alexander wrote:
> > I've been doing my daily backups on a Sun badged 8500 for over a year
> > now with no problems. Much more reliable than any DAT drive I've used.
> Yes and much sloooower too. I have an 8505xl here that I don't have
> set up at the moment. It's supported under Linux and most other OS as
> It really slow though - it's "Start the backup, go make a pot of
> coffee, watch Forbidden Planet on DVD, come back and maybe it's done"
> But for unattended backups it's fine. I just wouldn't want to wait
> around for it to work.
Well, I'm currently using a DDS-2 drive for backups, and it's both small
_and_ slow. The DDs-2's 2 GB capacity is a pain I'm attempting to alleviate
with the 5 GB 8500S. Slow is OK; I run a backup script in the middle of the
night. The DDS-2 takes about an hour per GB. If the 8500S is about the
same, I'll be OK.
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