[unisog] Tape backup solutions

Patrick Darden darden at armc.org
Mon Jun 17 14:20:26 GMT 2002

I think hard drives are cheap enough so you could just use NAS to mirror
your stuff.  HDs are beginning to get competitive with tapes:

Tapes		$75/40GB		slow, ~1 year shelf life
HD		$100/40GB		fast, ~3 year shelf life

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On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, William Diehl III wrote:

> Greetings;
> We are considering replacing our current tape backup system with new technology.
> We are looking at AIT-2 and a Sony LIB-152/A2 which we can get for about $5100 (15 slot, 1 drive).
> Tapes seem to be about $75 each.
> This system will be used to backup a samba file server, webmail server, oracle database server, etc with all systems running either Linux or Solaris.
> Does anyone have a comment on AIT-2? Should we spend the extra money and go with AIT-3? Or wait for IBM/Sony to release there new terabyte capacity tapes (This month's PC Magazine)?
> Of course funds are low... 
> Any insight would be appreciated. We feel AIT-2 will more than suffice to meet our needs now as far as capacity is concerned. But with decreasing storage costs... the future is unclear.
> William Diehl
> Network Administrator
> La Sierra University

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