Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Drake Donahue <donahue95@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 15:47:04
Message-Id: 001f01c604b3$3e41baf0$0200a8c0@donahues.us
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work by Brett Johnson
usb2.0 external hard drive has to be feasible. less than a $100 for 80gb. 
nominal 60MB/sec.
usb2.0\1394b external hard drive. less than $300 for 300 gb. nominal 
60MB\80MB/sec.
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From: "Brett Johnson" <brett@××××.com>
To: <gentoo-amd64@l.g.o>
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 9:28 AM
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work


> On Mon, Dec 19, 2005 at 10:23:56AM +0000, Gavin Seddon wrote: >> The Fedora is 2.4 kernel which I will migrate to today and if this >> doesn't solve my probs. I will swap my scsi controller. If I remove my >> tape, what should I do with it? (don't be rude) >> >> I have been obsessed with backups since the time when I lost 2/3 of a >> book and had to spend eternity recreating. Any 'better' removable >> storage device suggestions are welcome. Bearing in mind it needs to >> hold ~15Gb and a removable hd isn't feasible. >> Gav. > > I am not sure what you're saying about migrating and removing the tape. > If you mean you're going to install Fedora (2.4 kernel), then I would > assume your tape drive will work fine. It appears that your scsi card is > not fully supported in the 2.5/2.6 kernel. > > If you're looking for alternate solutions to use with gentoo/2.6 kernel, > then I would suggest investing in a new scsi card. The tape drive and > cable should be fine (assuming proper maintenance of the tape drive). > > I personally have moved away from tape for smaller data sets ( < 100GB > ), as tape has some issues. First, you need to keep the tape head clean > and second tape media has a limited useful life span. I have been > burned a couple times by defective tape media in a restore situation. > > If an external hard drive is out, how about removeable hard drives? > Remeber, the point of a backup is just to keep the data in multiple > places. You can easily add a removeable drive cage to a system and > purchase a couple extra caddy's. This way you can alternate between 2 > or 3 removable hard drives for backup devices. Some removeable trays > support key locks, in case you're worried about physical security. > > The method I use is the dar program in conjunction with cdrecord-prodvd. > I create a full backup monthly, then create a weekly incremental against > the full backup, and then daily backups against the weekly. This method > only requires me to burn multiple dvd's once a month (as my monthly > backup is in excess of 20GB). After that, I get away with one extra dvd > per month (ymmv). For a recovery scenario, I may have to go through > multiple restores to bring the system current, but thats a trade off I > make to save on media. > > Those are just a few ideas. There are many other ways to backup data. I > believe there is even an online service you can sign up for, and back up > to their servers. IIRC you pay by the backup size in 10GB increments. > > Backup solutions are unique to each enviroment and use. > Things to consider are; hard costs of backup hardware and media, time > required to perform backup and does data have to be taken offline, ease > and automation of backup, time required to restore data, ease and > automation of restore, and physical storage of backup media (it doesn't > do you any good to keep all your backups in the same building as the data > if the building burns down). I am sure there are other factors too, this > is just to give you an idea of things to think about when trying to > come up with a new backup solution. > > Brett > -- > gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list > >
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Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work Richard Fish <bigfish@××××××××××.org>
Re: [gentoo-amd64] Re: initio seen, mt -f doesn't work Gavin Seddon <gavin.m.seddon@×××××××××××××.uk>