[rescue] "I prefer a GUI"

Mike Meredith mike at redhairy1.demon.co.uk
Tue Jun 14 14:48:46 CDT 2005

On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 14:33:02 -0400, Jeffrey Nonken wrote:
> At 01:44 PM 6/14/2005, you wrote:
> >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...
> And now the insults start.

Nope. After all you've spent $100 or so for the drive and tapes.

DDS is fine for light-weight duty on a home network. Some of us used
them for more heavy-duty work, and have had *bad* experiences with the
tapes and drives. We've still got a couple of hundred DDS tapes at work
in the computer room, and I can't walk past without a little shudder at
the memories.

At one time, when I was on the 'tape monkey' duty, I would carry 10-15Kg
of DDS tapes on a daily basis to a fire safe. That level of tape use is
going to result in problems especially when you can wake up in a cold
sweat in the middle of the night at the thought of restoring a server
from DDS tapes that have been used a little too often.

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