[CentOS-virt] LTO tape drives and Bacula for Backups?

Ben Chobot bench at silentmedia.com
Wed Feb 10 19:50:55 UTC 2010

On Feb 10, 2010, at 11:43 AM, compdoc wrote:

> At $45 per tape for 320G of storage, it competes with hard
> drives. In case of tape drive failure, the tapes still work
> with the new drive. And with scsi or sata based tape drives,
> speed is not a problem. 

...or, with 750GB drives today, you could more than double that storage for 25% more per unit. Tapes are more durable than hard drives, but they're hardly impervious, and they certainly aren't higher density when you start backing up many TB. 

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