[CentOS] Tape drive recommendations

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at darkover.org
Thu Mar 29 12:44:25 UTC 2007

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On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 04:31:45AM -0000, Mark Schoonover wrote:
> If you rely solely on your tape software verification to tell you your tapes
> are 100%, there will come a day, you'll be in for a surprise. The only 100%
> sure fire way to determine if your tapes are good is to actually restore
> from them back to a drive, and open them with the applications that created
> those files. Only after that kind of testing, can you be sure your tapes are
> good. I've had many tapes verified from the days of Arcserve, through
> Brightstor, Arkeia, CTAR and BRU. All of these backup software systems ran,
> and verified flawlessly, then a disaster struck only to find out my verified
> tapes actually had problems with them. 

And how is that any different than any other media, including disks ?


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Rodrigo Barbosa
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