[CentOS] recommneded tape drives

Sat Dec 23 03:31:28 UTC 2006
Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at darkover.org>

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On Fri, Dec 22, 2006 at 12:17:48PM -0800, John R Pierce wrote:
> Dustin Krysak wrote:
> >Hi there, I am pricing out a dell 840 (low end file server) that will
> >run latest centos.
> >
> >Can anyone recommend a good tape drive/card combo with centos? The
> >drives (to be backed up) in it will be a raid 0 -  500gb.
> Avoid all helical scan tape like the plague, including DDS/DAT, AIT, 
> 8mm, etc.  
> For what you're describing, I'd probably go for a LTO3 (aka Ultrium), 
> and an appropriate u320wide scsi card (I prefer LSI Logic scsi 
> cards).    LTO3 is 400GB native, 800GB w/ hardware 2:1 compression (I 
> find my typical file server backups fall about halfway between the two 
> extremes), and backup around 80MB/second if your disk system is fast enough.
> Or, plan B, I'd get a LTO2 (200GB native, 400GB compressed, ~24MB/sec, 
> 1.4GB/min) autoloader that holds 8 tapes... Dell calls this a PowerVault 
> 124T (I've got the HP version, they are all OEM from Quantum)... these 
> come LTO3 too, but with the autoloader the capacity per tape isn't as 
> critical.

What about VXA ? Any comments ?

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Rodrigo Barbosa
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