[Madlug] backup media

Glenn Holmer gholmer at weycogroup.com
Mon Nov 28 14:06:24 CST 2011

On Mon, 2011-11-28 at 10:50 -0600, Jon Nelson wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 8:29 AM, Glenn Holmer <gholmer at weycogroup.com> wrote:
> > We're upgrading some servers that have had tape drives as backup
> > forever. We use "tar -f /dev/st0..." and it's served us well. For the
> > new machines, tech is suggesting the possibility of using USB sticks
> > instead of tape drives, and rotating a bunch of sticks just as we've
> > done with the tape cartridges (including off-site storage). We've been
> > backing up less than 32G of data on the tape drives; what do you guys
> > think of this idea?
> eSATA or firewire external hard drives, with USB2 acceptable.
> I would not use any sort of flash media for backup.

How about LTO tape drives? It's what we use on the AS/400s and
everybody's crazy about them. Are they well supported under Linux?

Glenn Holmer                          gholmer at weycogroup.com
Software Engineer                        phone: 414-908-1809
Weyco Group, Inc.                          fax: 414-908-1601

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