[rescue] Exabyte 8500S - oui ou non?

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Wed Nov 12 11:12:16 CST 2003

Quoth Phil Stracchino ...
> Plenty of sites have used Exabyte drives in mission-critical applications.
> The Exabyte is a perfectly good drive, but in this day and age an 8500
> is frankly so small that the question is whether it's *worth* using it.
> There's a comic-relief factor in shuttling tapes in and out by the
> bucketload to back up a single desktop PC, but it doesn't make a lot of
> sense.

I'm OK there.  I don't think a machine in the house has more than 3 GB on a
single partition or drive.  I try to be selective about what gets backed up
and when.  In addition, all the backups are "staged:" desktops are backed up
to dedicated areas on servers, then the servers get backed up to tape.  So
far, every restoration I've had to do has gone OK except one, and I've made
provisions so that can't happen again.


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