On Thu, Oct 30, 2003, Trevor Blackwell wrote: > >I'm running 4.7-RELEASE on a dual P4-Xeon machine and trying to back up >to a Seagate 10/20 GB Travan tape drive: > ... >When I write to it, it usually fails after a few hundred MB, but the >amount of data is not repeatable even when I write identical files. For >example:
The Travan tape drives are slightly more reliable than the old Colorado Memory Systems Junko floppy tape drives, but not much. We used Travan drives for about a year on several systems, but found that they often had problmes with apparent tape failures, possible drive misalignment, etc. We're now doing a lot of our backups using external FireWire 120gb hard drives. They're less expensive than reliable high capacity SCSI DLT drives and the associated media (DLT tapes to back up 120gb cost about the same as the external FireWire drives). Bill -- INTERNET: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Bill Campbell; Celestial Software LLC UUCP: camco!bill PO Box 820; 6641 E. Mercer Way FAX: (206) 232-9186 Mercer Island, WA 98040-0820; (206) 236-1676 URL: http://www.celestial.com/ ``The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.'' -- John Stuart Mill, 1859 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"