On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 09:12:11AM -0400, Robert Huff wrote: > > 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.
LTO is pretty fast, though it doesn't seem to have the fast search that was about the only thing I liked about DAT/DDS tape. But the cost of LTO for a home system is hard to swallow. You could get about a dozen USB drives to rotate for a similar cost. Tapes are nice for archiving or long term storage though. Their data format seems less likely to change over time than disk. ////jerry > > Robert Huff > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"