[rescue] "I prefer a GUI"
mwalls at castor.oktax.state.ok.us
Tue Jun 14 13:36:23 CDT 2005
On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 12:44:53 -0500
Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> On Tuesday 14 June 2005 12:11, Jeffrey Nonken wrote:
> > Every time I say "Bacula" somebody responds with "Amanda." Amanda
> > seems OK but doesn't do everything I want it to. As for DLT, I don't
> > have the resources to migrate to DLT right now, and I'm not wild
> > about DLT anyway. DDS-3 is working well enough for now and I'm
> > looking at alternatives for when I'm ready to change.
> DDS? Ick, I used to use those.
> You can pick up a DLT4000 drive and used tapes for next to nothing, the
> drives usually go for no more than $20 on ebay. DLT is a *MUCH* more
> reliable medium than DDS or 8mm ever was, and is faster too.
> DLT4000's do 20GB uncompressed, and DLT7000's do 35GB uncompressed.
> 7000s are coming down in price, and are what I've got now.
> If you can't afford the $100 or so for a drive and pack(s) of tapes, you
> must not value your data very much...
While not quite as cost effective, I prefer to backup to disk.
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