backup solution for home FreeBSD server

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Fri Apr 6 13:12:16 UTC 2007

Garrett Cooper writes:

>  Have you also considered tape backup as well as standard disks?
>  Tapes are a bit more expensive, but overall a more static backup
>  / archiving solution than disks. Besides, they're cheaper in the
>  long run from what remember.

	The problem is: tapes are slow; backing up 30 gbytes to a
DLT-III used to take 3-4 hours.  Or rather the cost of a tape system
seems to increase as the square of the transfer speed; a (new) LTO-2
drive will cost $1000+$35/tape.

				Robert Huff

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