better disk reliability on a desktop machine

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Fri Jul 15 19:00:52 GMT 2005

On Jul 15, 2005, at 11:01 AM, Chuck Swiger wrote:

>> 3c: Opinions on using firewire hard disks for this at all?  Would  
>> I be
>>     better off writing DVDs?
> 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  


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