[CentOS] CentOS Server Backup Options

Brian Mathis brian.mathis+centos at betteradmin.com
Tue Mar 13 21:17:01 EDT 2012


On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 8:05 PM, Tilman Schmidt
<t.schmidt at phoenixsoftware.de> wrote:
> Am 13.03.2012 19:46, schrieb m.roth at 5-cent.us:
>> Markus Falb wrote:
>>> 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.
>>>
>> Not that frequently.
>
> I beg to differ. Hard disk failures are by far the most frequent
> hardware problem I encounter at work. And those external USB drives
> people are so fond of for backup are certainly not better than
> typical server drives in that respect.


When a disk fails, you still have the other copy.  That's why they
call it a backup.  Otherwise, keep more than one disk as your backup
media and rotate them.  Now you have 3 copies.


❧ Brian Mathis


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