how would you backup 1TB of data to dvds?

Peter Arremann loony at
Sat Feb 9 18:46:25 UTC 2008

On Saturday 09 February 2008, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> I asked for a backup to DVDs, I need a cheap solution for chunks of
> 50GB every month.

Even then reliability of media and writers is likely not going to make you 
happy. Dual layer is tempting but the reliability of those is even worse than 
regular media. 

You haven't said anything about the type of data you have. How well does it 
compress with bzip or 7zip? 

LTO1 media are pretty reliable if you can keep the temperature at the right 
levels. They can be had pretty cheaply on ebay these days - 100GB a piece. 


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