[oclug] tape drive recommendations
josee at cidac.ca
Wed Mar 27 01:50:44 EST 2002
you could buy a DLT tape drive . Tape are 40 gig and with a 2:1 compression
you get 80 gig. With two tape you can backup 160 gig.
> I've got about 100 gigs of data over four machines that I'd like to
> backup semi-regularly (at least weekly).
if you have 100 gig over 4 machines you could use 2 tape to backup
everything or one tape for each machine.
> What kind of drive should I be looking for? I need something that will
> work with Linux, preferably without any specialized drivers.
I never had the chance to try DLT drive on linux but I'm pretty sure they
are working well. I use a 4mm DAT tape drive with 8gig tape.
> Also, are there any vendors in Ottawa that sell tape drives? I haven't
> had much luck finding anything online.
almost any computers store sell DLT tape. Even big retails store (to not
name any...) have some in stock.
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