[CentOS] Tape drive recommendations

Gordon McLellan gordonthree at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 00:38:57 UTC 2007


I just wanted to share my 2 cents:  When I was pricing tape backup
solutions for a recent project, I chose LTO3 over LTO2 (or any of the
other formats).   The price difference between LTO2 and 3 was minimal,
and double the native capacity (and speed) is hard to ignore.  Aside
from checking application support, I used price per gigabyte as the
major determining factor.


On 3/27/07, Mailing Lists <mlists at microreplay.com> wrote:
> Hello all.
> I have 15 or so CentOS servers (now v4.4, I will upgrade them all to
> 5 when it comes out) and a few windows machines.  I am looking to
> implement a network backup solution using Amanda.
> I will be backing up 200 gig or so to start, but that will grow.
> Does anyone have any recommendations on tape drives that will work
> "out of the box" with CentOS?
> Thanks,
> Joe
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