how would you backup 1TB of data to dvds?
valent.turkovic at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 18:38:42 UTC 2008
On Feb 9, 2008 7:15 PM, Jacques B. <jjrboucher at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/2/9 Sam Varshavchik <mrsam at courier-mta.com>:
> > Valent Turkovic writes:
> > > How would you backup 1TB of data in a server with 4x 250GB drives all
> > > mounted as separate mount points to a set of dvds using tools
> > > available in fedora, centos or rhel?
> > One terabyte divided by 8 gigabytes per double-layer DVD comes out to 125
> > DVDs per backup.
> > Are you out of your freaking mind?
> If a dual layer takes 10 minutes to burn (just a guess, don't own one)
> including time to prep the next one, it would take you 1250 minutes,
> or just over 20 hours of continuous burning. That doesn't factor in
> the time to chunk up your drive accordingly. So you'd have to be
> offline for at least 2 days. Your dual layers would cost you about
> $125. A 1TB external drive starts at around $300. Is it worth all
> that time & effort to try and save $175?
> Jacques B.
Ok, how would you backup 50GB then. Ignore 1TB. The question still stands.
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