Accessing Tape Drive on another linux system

Mike McCarty mike.mccarty at
Fri Dec 23 19:39:23 UTC 2005

Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Dec 2005, Mike McCarty wrote:
>> Tim wrote:


>>> What about doing it the opposite way?  Share the systems to be backed up
>>> to the server, and have the server do a backup of their shared
>>> resources.
>> A *very* sensible and workable solution.
> You have to benchmark whether udp or tcp nfs performance is better than 
> stuffing a bit-stream through a tcp pipe. I generally find that If I can 
> use really large block sizes (say 2MB) that the pipe is faster, of 
> course I'm also backing up tens of terabytes...

Read what I wrote about streaming tapes. To make sure that everything
got onto tape, I'd do a two-stage process. Eats a lot of disc, but
how much is your backup worth to you?

Tens of TB? Man!

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