[SAGE-AU] Re: [Talk] Reality check...

Joe McKinnon Joe.McKinnon at member.sage-au.org.au
Wed Sep 11 14:10:34 EST 2002

Well the disk idea is useable, however it defeats the off-site idea of
backups.  Maybe a mirrored or rsynced array hanging off 2KM of fibre to
another site might be more useful....where you rsync to a different diskset
each night, without swapping drives.

Also the other issue with using drives - what about the little blighter that
spins all the time, but the first time you power it off, never wants to come
back to life. :-)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel O'Connor" <darius at dons.net.au>
To: "Steve Jenkin" <sjenkin at pcug.org.au>
Cc: "talk auug" <talk at auug.org.au>; "sage-au" <sage-au at sage-au.org.au>;
"acscanberra" <acscanb-l at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 11 September 2002 1:53 PM
Subject: [SAGE-AU] Re: [Talk] Reality check...

> On Wed, 2002-09-11 at 13:10, Steve Jenkin wrote:
> > I had a thought & wanted a Reality Check on it.
> > It seems too obvious not to have been thought of before, so what's the
> > catch??
> >
> > IDEA:
> > The cost of DLT & LTO tape media is ~$3/Gb.
> > The cost of commodity IDE drives is ~$1-2/Gb.  IDE enclosures with
> > either Firewire or USB are cheap & readily available.
> Err..
> IDE costs around $3/Gb too.
> IDE is also bulkier, and isn't as drop resistant as a tape :)
> Disks are also more static sensitive.
> --
> Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
> for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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