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Re: [tlug] UNIX backup solution

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Hard drives are not really meant to be used for backups. Besides, its
not practical to have 10 or so drives with enough capacity.

After doing some research on it last year, the VXA drives from Ecrix looked
pretty good. They can handle upto 33GB native (66GB compressed) data and
although not as fast as USB 2.0, theyre better than DAT.

The media is a bit expensive but better with data integrity than DAT.

- -- 
A. Sajjad Zaidi
System Administrator
Technology & Operations Div.
Digital Garage Inc.

On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 06:14:33PM -0500, Josh Glover wrote:
> I was looking around for a better backup solution than tape, and it 
> struck me that USB might fit the bill. What I need is some removeable 
> media device with 20 gb capacity. I was orginally leaning toward 
> removeable IDE or SCSI, but they would have to be hotswappable, as well. 
> So that made me think of USB. A few 20 gb USB hard drives would seem to 
> fit the bill. They are relatively inexpensive, hotswappable, and could 
> be taken offsite.
> Any comments? Anybody using USB hard drives with Linux and have a 
> recommendation?
> -- 
> Josh Glover <>
> Computer Science Undergrad
> "No segfault, no problem!"

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