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On 07/17/2009 03:10 AM, Mike Cloaked wrote:
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Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak wrote:
<pre wrap="">On 07/16/2009 09:58 AM, Tim wrote:
<pre wrap="">Now I'm wondering what can be trusted as a medium for removable backups.
I much prefer the notion of something like a drive that carries
uncompressed copies of files, for direct access to a backup. Rather
than serial access tapes, or terribly slow multi-DVD collections.
<pre wrap="">I found USB drives to be hugely unreliable. I ended up removing the
disks from their enclosures and using them inside the main computer
chassis, like a normal drive.
I think something is buggy with the USB drive implementation, though I
don't know what exactly (kernel driver, enclosure electronics, who
I have been using a Seagate FreeAgent Go external usb drive for this purpose
for some time and has worked flawlessly. When I got the drive I simply
re-partitioned it with ext3 from scratch, and removed all trace of the
Windows one-touch backup system in the process.
Plugging in to F10 and F11 based systems under Gnome works just fine and I
run backups based on rsync (and rdiff-backup).
The drive is physically small and neat and the only minor issue is the short
usb lead that comes with the drive.
If you don't mind, I would appreciate a little more detail on how you
reformatted the drive.<br>
I have been
trying to get a 500g Segate FreeAgent Go to work, and so far, I have
had no success.
When I can get the box to recognize it, I keep getting write errors,
frequently the drive<br>
will not be recognized at all.<br>
Thanks in advance.<br>
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cheers, Paul - VA7NT - email: <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>
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