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    SubjectRe: I give up
    Gene Heskett wrote:
    > For those of you with big tapes that can hold a complete dump of every
    > partition (and partitions is the only way dump works in case some have
    > forgotten), go ahead and use dump/restore. Tar quite simply, allows one
    > to break his backup files down into small enough pieces that a tape drive
    > that's only 20% of the system drives size is totally usable. I ran dds2
    > tapes for a long time, and it wasn't at all unusual to have amanda fill
    > those to the 95% or better mark every night for a week running, without
    > ever hitting EOT.


    Wow, people still use tapes for backup?

    With current hard drive prices (200GB @ US$55, 500GB @ US$120) you can
    just keep buying hard drives :)

    Surely tape price/GB is higher than hard drive price/GB...

    Jeff


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