[CentOS] Multiple incremental DVD backup program?

Tilman Schmidt t.schmidt at phoenixsoftware.de
Thu Nov 8 11:05:38 UTC 2012


Am 03.11.2012 18:15, schrieb Keith Roberts:
> I don't expect to keep the same DVD backup set for more than 
> ~12 months. I just make periodic backups from my dedicated 
> backup drive to DVD/CDs, to get the data away from the PC 
> and onto something hopefully more permanent than HDD's.
> 
> Usually I can restore straight from the backup drive 
> in the PC. I may have used the CD/DVD media when 3 HDD's 
> decided to fail at around the same time.

>From personal experience, I wouldn't qualify burnt DVDs as
"more permanent than HDDs". Chances are high that when your
three HDDs do fail, you'll find the DVD you burnt six months
ago to be unreadable too. A bag of small inexpensive USB
sticks to cycle through is probably more reliable and would
free you from the need to split your backups.

Jm2c,
Tilman

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Tilman Schmidt
Phoenix Software GmbH
Bonn, Germany


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