[CentOS] Multiple incremental DVD backup program?

Keith Roberts keith at karsites.net
Wed Nov 14 12:22:40 UTC 2012


On Thu, 8 Nov 2012, Tilman Schmidt wrote:

> To: centos at centos.org
> From: Tilman Schmidt <t.schmidt at phoenixsoftware.de>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Multiple incremental DVD backup program?
> 
> 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,

Thanks Tilman.

Is it possible your media was to blame?

Keith

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