[rescue] Backups

Jeffrey Nonken jjn_rescue at nonken.net
Thu Jun 16 08:13:23 CDT 2005

On Wed, 15 Jun 2005 10:11:51 -0500 (CDT), Mike Hebel wrote:
>> Note that this is for a home backup system. Corporate priorities
>> do not  apply.
> Just my $.02 worth - your data should hold the same importance or
> more than corporate data to you.  I always ask myself "How much is
> my time worth if I have to re-create all this?"  That's why I
> bought a DLT 4000 and an external box to put it onto my main file
> server.  If I could afford it I would buy a library.
> I can't count the amount of data at home I've lost in 15+ years
> just  because "Eh...it's on my home system so I don't really need
> to back that  up until $TIME." *crash* "Damn.  Why didn't I back
> that up when I had the  chance!"

I think you misunderstand. I do backups which many people consider to
be downright paranoid. (Of course, most people don't do ANY backups,
but still.) I can't count the amount my ass has been saved. The number
of times it's failed me? That I can count pretty easily, and I won't
even need to take my shoes off.

No, I simply meant that the sheer amount of data will relatively small
and the raw backup speed doesn't have to kick ass. I can afford to use
cheaper components that won't hold up to industrial use because I
won't be beating them to death.

I didn't mean my data were less important. Just fewer of them.

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