[TriLUG] Re: Dieing hard drive?
bitmage at bellsouth.net
Tue Nov 30 11:45:44 EST 2004
On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 11:22:19AM -0500, Ben Pitzer wrote:
> Unless some of you know of an inexpensive backup system that is larger than
> DVD and Travan tapes. By inexpensive, I mean less than $500. The $200 and
> under range would be better, but I'm not keeping my hopes up too far.
IDE drive swap bay:
4 spare trays for bay:
4 60GB IDE drives (around 50 each, mattering on source)
I have a script that tar-and-bzips everything once a week, and then adds files
that have changed nightly.
At the end of the week, swap to next bay and store the previous one in a big
Total: less than $250. I have a month of backups to recover files from.
Occasionally I'll burn irreplaceable stuff to DVD-R's.
I don't trust modern HD's much either - but they're cheap. Buy two, and RAID-1
Question with boldness even the existence of a god;
because if there be one he must approve of the
homage of reason more than that of blindfolded fear.
--Thomas Jefferson, Aug. 10, 1787
Brian Daniels bitmage at bellsouth.net
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