[CentOS] Backup server

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Thu Jan 14 16:04:06 UTC 2010


> Sorin Srbu wrote:
>
>> Already done. Still feel a bit burned by the whole matter though.
>
> I still feel burned from IBM's 75GXP fiasco ~7 years ago, even
> joined the lawsuit at the time(and got booted by the judge because
> I was in another state), had probably an 80% failure rate on those
> disks. I got a PDF on a CD somewhere that has all kinds of internal
> IBM docs(from the lawsuit) showing how they knew what the problems
> were but refused to fix them.
>
> OT but reminded me of that..

Seagate Barracudas - mid-nineties, and again three-four years ago.
Mid-nineties, first time as a sysadmin, and in nine months, *five* out
of... was it eight? failed, one *twice*. The Sun account rep for who I
worked for knew me by name.... I won't *ever* touch a Barracuda willingly.

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