Robert, Are DVDs an option for them? growisofs works great here, using the LG GSA-4081B 8x DVD writer. I don't see how a DVD (or a CD) would fail under the conditions you outlined, and 4.38GiB per disc is pretty good. I hope this helps.
-Craig ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Huff" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 1:54 PM Subject: OT: hardware: backup tape reliability > > I have a friend who's trying to implement a back-up regime, > but running into media issues. > Specifically: they live in an area with extremely high > temperature+humidity (90-95 F/32-35 C; 90+% hum.) and climate > conditioning is not an option. They need to backup critical data > files (code base is not an issue) and have tried floppies, ZIP > drives, and CDs ... all of which have proven to have a very short > life span. > They're considering trying tape backup; but before spending > hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a system they'd like some > assurance this will work. > (One way to do this would be a hot swap disk ... but that's an > escalation we'd like to avoid if possible.) > > I'd like to hear from people who have Been There and Solved > That. I'll also take pointers articles that talk about tested > solutions. > > Thanks in advance. > > > Robert Huff > > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"