better disk reliability on a desktop machine
cswiger at mac.com
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:
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>> 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
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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