[conspire] DVD as backup media

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Aug 10 23:59:17 PDT 2003

Quoting Greg Dougherty (gregd at molecularsoftware.com):

> The problem is that a tape drive with reasonable capacity just costs
> too damn much, so it leads people to look for any alternatives.

Reconditioned DDS3 tape drives for less than $750 are really easy to
find, and DDS2 for under $550 -- and that's without even trying to shop
around.  If you're realistic about the quantity and cost of media you're
going to need over (say) a two-year period, DAT solutions come out _way_
ahead on price.

I don't think they're so much driven to look for alternatives as they
are myopic about long-term considerations and kidding themselves on the
number of backup sets they should keep per year.

Cheers,                    I've been suffering death by PowerPoint, recently.
Rick Moen                                                     -- Huw Davies
rick at linuxmafia.com  

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