Back to the list after a long absence - the only issue with hard drive solutions is that they are not complete backup solutions since if anything truly disastrous happens (theft, fire etc) all your data is in one place. Multiple HD's rotated off-site will take care of this but in the long run, tape becomes cheaper when you start keeping redundant copies - and they've saved my bacon a few times!
Combining them makes for the best of both worlds in terms of data security with a local HD mirror for the quick accidental delete/system crash restores, and tape to handle the long term issues - "umm that project I worked on 6 months ago is gone". Plus having tapes around gives you a nice archival option to free up disk space..
Feeling desperately insecure since he isn't following his own advice at home :)
- tape or hard drive? ilyes
- Re: tape or hard drive? SK Suh
- Re: tape or hard drive? Donovan Brooke
- Re: tape or hard drive? matt barkdull
- Re: tape or hard drive? Malcolm McLeary