backup solution for home FreeBSD server
roberthuff at rcn.com
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.
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