[H-GEN] Tape Drives
pat at humbug.org.au
Sat Jan 5 03:07:59 EST 2002
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Since I've started at my new job this week I've been put in charge of
building a server. Money is a factor in this operation.
I'm going to put two IDE drives in software raid 1, and need a tape
drive to perform backups on this system. Drive space is likely to be
I've come across the Onstream ADR 30/60 Internal IDE unit for $1325 and
was wondering what opinions were about tape drives. ADR seems to be
a relatively unknown standard.
Basically I'm looking for a recommendation on what to buy that will be
able to back up 40 GB on one tape. Remember price is important, but I
don't want to be buying crap.
On a side note, I know nothing of backup plans. What is a sound plan
and how many tapes would I require.
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