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Re: [TCLUG:6384] Cheap high-volume backups?

You want to backup 16GB onto 650MB media? Ouch, you are braver than I am :)
Maybe if you do CD-RW, but they can be pricey compared to CD-R, but you can 
create a filesystem on them & then write to the filesystem.  You can then
overwrite them instead of using new disks.  The other problem with CD-R* is
the slow write times & you need at least 700+ MB free for an ISO9660 image.
Tape is definately better as far as compatibility with automation goes.
OTOH, CD-R is quite useful for one-offs, etc.


On Mon, 7 Jun 1999 13:49:35 -0500 (CDT), Yaron <> wrote:
>  Hi,
>Ok, I've got about 16 gigs of harddrives and I think it's time I ran a
>I'd like to get a SCSI DAT drive, because I know and trust DAT (as long as
>I make dual backups of each tape!). But those things are expensive as
>heck, especially DAT3... 
>I tohught about a 2 gig JAZ drive, but I hear the media is a bit
>expensive, and I figure I'll need at least 20 gigs worth of media (double
>backups, compression, etc). 
>Right now the best option looks like a CD-R. I can get a Plextor x4/x12
>Internal SCSI for around $250, and mediais dirt-cheap. Could get 100 CDs
>for like $50 or less, make several backups and have enough left to play
>frisbie with. Plus I end up having a CD-R which is pretty cool (:
>Anyone have a nice Backup Media/Drives comparison thing or advice? I'm
>moving on the 26th and I want to have a backup before that...
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