how would you backup 1TB of data to dvds?

Michael Hennebry hennebry at
Mon Feb 11 14:14:17 UTC 2008

On Mon, 11 Feb 2008, Les Mikesell wrote:

> Michael Hennebry wrote:
> >
> >> <snip>
> >>> For all I know the OP has them or is willing to get them.
> >>> What is the answer if he needs a write-once medium?
> >
> > Apparently the answer is DVDs.
> Tapes with write protect latches would work for me. But my policy on

It would me too, but it doesn't satisfy the specification.
The *medium* is not write-only.
Even if glued in place, the write-protect latch
is only a flag to respectiable hardware.
If I fear, correctly or otherwise, editing by people
with non-respectable hardware tape doesn't work.

> backups is to keep 3 copies of anything important and don't let the
> person who wrecked the first 2 touch the 3rd one.

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