[CentOS] Backup server

Thu Jan 14 16:35:09 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 1/14/2010 10:04 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> Already done. Still feel a bit burned by the whole matter though.
>> I still feel burned from IBM's 75GXP fiasco ~7 years ago, even
>> joined the lawsuit at the time(and got booted by the judge because
>> I was in another state), had probably an 80% failure rate on those
>> disks. I got a PDF on a CD somewhere that has all kinds of internal
>> IBM docs(from the lawsuit) showing how they knew what the problems
>> were but refused to fix them.
>> OT but reminded me of that..
> Seagate Barracudas - mid-nineties, and again three-four years ago.
> Mid-nineties, first time as a sysadmin, and in nine months, *five* out
> of... was it eight? failed, one *twice*. The Sun account rep for who I
> worked for knew me by name.... I won't *ever* touch a Barracuda willingly.

That's not a particularly useful reaction because every vendor has 
shipped bad batches and it's a toss of the dice who will be next. 
Better to avoid short warranties and bad customer service - and never 
use the same model/batch for your backups as the live systems.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com