[TUHS] Irwin 285

Wilko Bulte wb at freebie.xs4all.nl
Fri Jan 22 06:44:41 AEST 2010

Quoting Jochen Kunz, who wrote on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 09:33:23PM +0100 ..
> On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 21:00:34 +0100
> Wilko Bulte <wb at freebie.xs4all.nl> wrote:
> > But the disks are getting to be too big to fit a level 0 on a
> > single tape.
> Depends on the data. My /home is just below 4 GB. This is the data I
> really care about and I write it to DLT tape. There is a lot of other
> stuff like the OS (NetBSD) itself and the source it is build from.
> There are MP3s I created from my CDs... This is a large amount of data,
> but that data can be recreated when it gets lost. So I don't care about
> backup of it. I.e. in the end I have to backup only 4 GB of /home data.

Well, 4GB is tiny.  I keep a lot of photographic images, high-res scans of
medium format film.  At 120MB (or so) per lossless image things get ugly

> Maybe I should get a second hard drive and create a software RAID1...

Money well invested in my book.

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