how would you backup 1TB of data to dvds?

Alan Cox alan at
Sun Feb 10 11:01:03 UTC 2008

> So no, I don't believe that method of backing up a large quantity of data is
> practical, regardless of the price of media or labour.

125 discs is practically guaranteeing failures. While you will pick them
up on the verify pass (or most of them) it'll be a real pain.

DLT isn't neccessarily a good answer either - the storage lifetime of
tape is quite limited.

Third option is hard discs, but remove them after the job is done and
store them safely and not connected to power.


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