[CentOS] Tape drive recommendations

Tue Mar 27 15:24:06 UTC 2007
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

John Plemons wrote:
> Skip the tape route, install a network backup machine using a raid 
> setup instead.  It is quicker and cleaner.Also it can be done in 
> either Windows, or Centos without any big tricks..

That works great for 'nearline' short term backups, but it doesn't play 
real well with many emergency recovery plan requirements, such as 
offsite backups, long term archive retention, etc.    One nasty crash on 
that archive filesystem and a  few dozen terabytes of backups could 
become junk.