how would you backup 1TB of data to dvds?
lowen at pari.edu
Sun Feb 10 04:12:36 UTC 2008
On Saturday 09 February 2008, Jacques B. wrote:
> On Feb 9, 2008 9:48 PM, Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu> wrote:
> > On Saturday 09 February 2008, Craig White wrote:
> > > we all see things through our own lenses and mathematically it is
> > > impractical to consider backing up 1,000 units in 4.5 unit chunks when
> > > so many other mechanisms exist that can chunk in much larger
> > > increments.
> > That was up to the OP to decide, not the folks on this list. Giving a
> > 'well, this tool, scdbackup, will do what you want, but backing up 1TB on
> > 4.5GB disks isn't really practical' is much more helpful and much less
> > confrontational. No? It took me all of one minute to get the google
> > string right to find this tool.
> I disagree that most took the tone you suggested. I know I didn't.
> The OP's question was what would you use to back up 1TB of data onto
> DVDs. My response was I wouldn't do that. I would back up to another
He asked for a specific tool recommendation, not a lesson in business-grade
backup solutions like I would use for my pair of EMC CX3-10c's. Craig is one
who answered with a specific tool that could do what the OP wanted to do.
> As for you finding an answer to his question in "all of one minute"
> using Google, then that begs the question why couldn't the OP have
> done as much?
I knew precisely what to search for; perhaps the OP didn't. I actually was
searching for information on whether raw tar multiparts (I used to do tar
multiparts to 8 inch floppies on my 70MB Tandy 6000 system; in fact, the OS
and dev kit were distributed as tar multiparts on 8 inch floppies; 14 of them
for the dev kit) would work written straight to the DVD; the link that
suggested scdbackup was on page six or seven of the search results, about 45
seconds into the search or thereabouts (I read at over 1600 words per
minute); a quick search on just scdbackup yielded the page. Had I not
searched specifically for the tar multipart writing I would not have found it
> Good, honest, constructive debate is never a bad thing in
> these situations where several viable options exists.
Debate is never good if the original question is not answered to the
questioner's satisfaction. The OP's later replies made if fairly obvious
that he thought the advice to not be particularly useful to him. And if the
thread's replies do not serve the needs of the OP they either shouldn't be
replies, or they should be posts on another thread.
Hrmph, he could have had his 50GB burnt to DVD's by the time this thread got
good and started had he gotten a straight answer, like Craig's advice to use
bacula, to begin with.
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