[Nottingham] Tape Backup Systems

Martin Garton martin at stupids.org
Fri Apr 11 10:45:30 BST 2008

On Fri, 2008-04-11 at 10:15 +0100, Chris Burton wrote:
> I hate tapes :) - More recently I've just used USB HDD for client backups 
> and had the user rotate them daily on the end of a usb cable. I find them 
> much more reliable vs tapes.

I too hate tapes, but one area I think they are better is for off-site
backups.  Anything being carried off-site has a risk of being dropped,
and tapes survive this rather better than USB HDD drives in my

I tend to use portable HDD for daily backups and tapes for weekly.

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