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Dan Sheridan
Backups - Which Format?
on May 24, 2006 at 4:25:54 pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm investigating backup solutions at the moment for my DVD / FCP / AE projects. Most of the projects and related files exceed about 10gb. So far I've looked at the Iomega Rev drive and perhaps DLT 8000.

My budget is limited to around


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Simon Carlson-Thies
Re: Backups - Which Format?
on May 24, 2006 at 7:13:44 pm

Are you planning to archive?

How much data will you need to backup at once?

Why not get an external HD...?



Simon Carlson-Thies,
Digital Light Graphics And Animation


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Dan Sheridan
Re: Backups - Which Format?
on May 24, 2006 at 9:08:09 pm

I just want a reliable format to keep my files safe - don't want to store them on a hard drive cause i've lost many a project over time due to failures and errors...


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Simon Carlson-Thies
Re: Backups - Which Format?
on May 24, 2006 at 10:00:06 pm

Personally in that case I'd go with DLT8000 tape drive, that would be the next best thing.



Simon Carlson-Thies,
Digital Light Graphics And Animation


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Curtis Thompson
Re: Backups - Which Format?
on May 24, 2006 at 10:47:48 pm

hello...

the only thing worth noting (and i haven't researched the iomega one, although i suspect it's the same deal as their old jaz drives?) is that tape backup is typically done in a tar format, and therefore you really can't just pop in a tape to get a file off of it... :-/

in the sys ad world, tape backup is just to have a backup in a worse case, and something like a disk backup would be one where you would want to have easy access to the backed up content...

not to say you can't get stuff of a tape, naturally, but it is traditionally more difficult...

sitruc


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