better disk reliability on a desktop machine
lars at gmx.at
Fri Jul 15 21:00:56 GMT 2005
Chuck Swiger wrote:
> Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
>> On Jul 15, 2005, at 1:15 PM, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> [ ... ]
>>> 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....
>> Better yet -- using dump, backup to HD and then copy that dump file
>> to tape or CD/DVD or another HD...
>> I use 2 HDs and alternate which one I dump to each week.
> Agreed. Having an online backup location which then gets dumped to tape
> or some second place is excellent, since it makes restoring via rsync or
> whatever very easy.
> As someone else suggested, you can also stick things like config files
> into version control (like CVS, subversion, etc), and then back that up
> via the mechanism above.
How fitting, my HDD with FreeBSD on it just failed, RIP.
But appr. 2h ago I backed up all my files to my storage server ;-)
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