minxmertzmomo at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 15:55:10 UTC 2005
On 11/30/05, Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 23:52 +0800, John Summerfied wrote:
> > Matt Morgan wrote:
> > > Can anyone recommend a tape drive that meets these requirements?
> > >
> > > 1) easy to get working in Fedora Core 3 & 4
> > > 2) reliable
> > > 3) works fine with Amanda
> > > 4) stores 200+ Gb on a tape or single set of tapes
> > >
> > > If it's easy and obvious how to eject and insert tapes, that's a plus,
> > > since this is going to be in a location without any real techies.
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > >
> > I would expect any SCSI drive to work. Choose your vendors and ask them:
> > in this market they're well aware of Linux. Even Dell.
> > Once you have some candidates, then ask here (and maybe nahant, where
> > they take their computing more seriously:-))
> I'm not so sure that nahant list takes computing more seriously, the
> price of entry ensures that the list is mostly of admins whereas Fedora
> has a lot of Linux newbies.
> I heavily recommend LTO technology. LTO 100 would store 100Gb
> uncompressed and amanda certainly works better if you use it without
> hardware compression. LTO 200 is 200Gb uncompressed.
> You should also check out 'bacula' for backup as amanda is clearly not
> usable for 'location without any real techies'
Thanks. I'll be administering the OS and software remotely. I just
can't change the tapes from here :-).
> As John suggests, SCSI tape drives will pretty much work out of the box
> with most software. IDE tape drives will certainly cause more setup
Thanks again for all the advice.
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