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SubjectRe: is down
On Sat, Jun 28, 2003 at 04:08:40AM -0400, Scott McDermott wrote:
> > bkbits is 45GB of data and growing. Tapes are completely
> > impractical, that's why we have hot spares.
> You've got to be kidding. My AIT2 tapes do 50G each,
> uncompressed. Those are years old technology. I have a
> Qualstar library only a few thousand dollars that has 20
> tape slots.

I haven't had much luck with tape, I've found them to be fairly unreliable
and slow over the years. I've moved to using disk as backup and it works.
It worked quite nicely in this case, I had a handful of places I needed
random access to in order to fix up the problem. Tape would have sucked.

> > > how about SCSI?
> >
> > The raid system that failed is SCSI.
> ok, well I stand corrected here, I thought you were using IDE.

It's a mix: 1 IDE, one 3ware SCSI/IDE, and one real SCSI.
Larry McVoy lm at
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