better disk reliability on a desktop machine

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Fri Jul 15 19:15:49 GMT 2005

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
> On Jul 15, 2005, at 11:01 AM, Chuck Swiger wrote:
[ ... ]
>> Hard drives provide near-online backup, but only a single full  
>> iteration.  You can do incrementals to DVD or CD-RW or tape, and  keep 
>> many iterations handy, which is far more reliable.
> If you use dump/restore you can do iterative backups to a spare HD as  
> well...

Sure.  But a single spare HD is a single point of failure.  Having one tape per 
week or per month going back 10 or 100 tapes gives much more redundancy....


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