how would you backup 1TB of data to dvds?
craigwhite at azapple.com
Sun Feb 10 00:07:02 UTC 2008
On Sat, 2008-02-09 at 22:34 +0100, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > On Sat, 9 Feb 2008, Jacques B. 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?
> > also, do you really need to back up all 1TB? i guess if it really is
> > pure "data", then, yes.
> > rday
> Ok, the server is 1TB but actually only 50GB of personal pictures need
> to be backed up. And I need a solution that burns to multiple dvds.
> No tapes and no hard drives.
bacula can back up to DVD's
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