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Hardware question - what tape backup systems are people using these days
tape drive recommendation
Michael_T

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Msg#: 3258 posted 4:29 am on Apr 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

What sort of tape drives are people using these days for backing up servers and such?

I have been using a DSS-3 to back up my development PCs, but it takes forever.

The tapes can hold typically 15G but the data transfer is like 1MByte/sec even with a SCSI controller.

I'm looking for a backup technology that has faster data transfers i.e. 15 MByte/sec

Thx

Mike

 

txbakers

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Msg#: 3258 posted 1:58 pm on Apr 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

many folks are moving to optical disks instead of tape.

I've been using DVD-RW format for some time now as well.

sem4u

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Msg#: 3258 posted 2:18 pm on Apr 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Why not back up to an external hard disk drive? They are up to something like 200Gb these days and are very quick.

Macro

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Msg#: 3258 posted 2:32 pm on Apr 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

External drives are now up to 500 GB (LaCie). When people use internal they tend to go for DATs.

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