how would you backup 1TB of data to dvds?

Jacques B. jjrboucher at
Sat Feb 9 19:44:11 UTC 2008

> I asked for a backup to DVDs, I need a cheap solution for chunks of
> 50GB every month.
> Valent.
It depends.  What are your needs?  Do you need incremental backups
(i.e. 12 months of monthly backups), or just need a single backup at
any given time (so full backup once per month).  These days hard
drives are so inexpensive that it's hard to justify backing up a dozen
plus optical media discs worth of data if you just need a full backup
for redundancy.  Here again you can pick up an external hard drive (80
gig) very cheap.  But if you need to keep a copy of each monthly
backup, then you'd have to either get a larger hard drive and save
your monthly backups to folders, or use another solution.  The
disadvantage of a single drive with multiple months on it is you have
one point of failure.

Can you elaborate a bit more on your exact backup needs?  I'm probably
not in a position to offer much advice beyond what I've already
offered as I haven't been in a situation where I've been responsible
for that or have needed that.  But others on the list will better be
able to provide appropriate solutions once they better understand your

Jacques B.

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