[rescue] Creative uses for old DAT/DLT/exabyte/etc tape drives?

alex at lava-net.com alex at lava-net.com
Fri Mar 7 12:40:23 CST 2008

I have an exb210 with 2 8505s in it that I still use to backup some 
stuff from my server...I've decided that the really important stuff is 
small enough to fit on only 1 or 2 of the tapes...of course the 
changer doesn't work, and I have failed to find out why, so the 
usefullness of it is a bit less then it could be.
On Fri, Mar 07, 2008 at 
03:55:13PM +0200, Jonathan Groll wrote:
> Has anyone on the list come up with a creative use for old tape drives
> - I have a sun 611 external exabyte 8mm tape drive (for which I have
> one old 8mm cartridge). Now before I gut it and insert a modern SATA
> drive into the chassis, I was wondering if any of the rescue folks
> have found better uses for *old* tape drives - is it even worth the
> effort in using a drive with such small capacity nowadays when we have
> cheap DVD-R* and large hard disks?
> Cheers,
> Jonathan.
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