[rescue] Block size and the single DD

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Wed Feb 11 11:10:26 CST 2004

 Kevin Loch says ...

> If you also have it on disk it's even faster than a smart utility and
> a tape.  I'm not advocating replacing tape, just spooling to disk first.
> That offers and additional backup copy(s) as well as much faster restore
> time.  Tape is still useful for redundancy and offsite storage.

Ah, OK.

Some of the stuff around here actually uses the SPARCclassic that way; all
the Windows boxes copy their files to the Classic, and the files get backed
up to tape from the Classic.

The Unix machines do go straight to tape.


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