[CentOS] CentOS Server Backup Options

Markus Falb markus.falb at fasel.at
Tue Mar 13 14:26:33 EDT 2012


On 12.3.2012 01:37, Mark LaPierre wrote:
> Tape, and tape drives, have a bad reputation.  They are difficult and
> time consuming to verify.

Harddisks have a bad reputation too. They fail regulary.

Anyway, I would not feel comfortable about backing up data residing on a
harddisk to another harddisk. I believe that a backup media has to
provide different characteristics than the original media. An incident
that harms original should not harm the backup.

What about if a firmware bug destroys all data on day XXX on all
harddisks ? Well, extra paranoid maybe and of course I have not thought
of all possible things that *could* happen.

-- 
Kind Regards, Markus Falb

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