[Talk] Reality check...

Luigi Cantoni LCantoni at asi.com.au
Thu Sep 12 09:38:13 EST 2002

Well I have been doing it for years with clients who I have to assume are
basically computer illiterate.

Process is simple.
Two removable cradles on the two channels.
One external drive in a cradle also.
All drives set as master.

Each night cron backs up to the other drive.

Once a week they power down and swap the second drive over with one in the

99% of the time disk failure is just pop out the main drive and put the
backup in and reboot with the bad drive in the backup spot.

Connect to the machine and see if any of today's work can be salvaged.

Site is up and working average time 20 minutes.

I have this basic method working at about 400 sites and I would not look

Regards Luigi Cantoni
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Jenkin [mailto:sjenkin at pcug.org.au]
> Sent: Wednesday, 11 September 2002 1:40 PM
> To: talk auug; sage-au; acs canberra
> Subject: [Talk] Reality check...
> 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??
> 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.
> Why aren't people moving away from tape media to removable
> IDE drives
> [and treat them just the same way as tapes.  Normally kept
> on a shelf!]
> Fulfills 'Cheaper, faster, better'...
> What am I missing here??  Anyone heard of this being done?
> cheers
> sj
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