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SubjectRe: bkbits.net is down
* Alan Cox (alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk) wrote:
> On Sad, 2003-06-28 at 20:38, Dr. David Alan Gilbert wrote:
> > Tapes are a pain; but at the type of 40GB range is it worth considering
> > a pile of external USB/Firewire hard drives?
>
> I'm testing the USB2 disk idea at the moment. Big problem is performance
> - 5Mbytes/second isnt the best backup rate in the world.

Hmm - why should it suck so badly? Shouldn't USB 2 (yes I mean the
480Mbps) manage 40MByte/s+ ?

Disc struck me as so nice in the sense that its a file system and you
don't need extra software, and that the recovery time is near instant.

(Incidentally - putting it in a RAID1 with a main disc would seem
an interesting option and just letting RAID take a copy of the file
system)

Dave
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