[TUHS] Irwin 285

Jochen Kunz jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Sat Jan 23 02:52:05 AEST 2010

On Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:38:25 -0800
Larry McVoy <lm at bitmover.com> wrote:

> You guys are funny.  I've been doing backups for at least 15 years
> and I can tell you story after story about tape failures that
> happened to me personally
Same here. What I wanted to say: Tapes fail. But disks fail too. Be
prepared if your backup system fails, regarless of tape, disk, DVD, ...

> (anyone remember the lovely exabyte 8200,
> "fondly" remembered as the write-only device?).
Yes. Being helical scan Exabytes are flaky. But once an EXB-8200 saved
my but. My main disk died and I could restore everything from my lovely
old Exabyte.


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