[OT] Hard drive recovery

asmith9983@gmail.com asmith9983 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 15:28:41 BST 2007

I back up my Linux workstation  to a 400Gb External Seagate USB2 drive. 
Maplin currently have a 320Gb external Maxtor  on offer at #60 inc VAT.
A disk drive backup has many benefits over tape backup. With 80Gb IDE drives 
around #20, you can afford  to use them almost like tapes, with one for each 


On Tue, 18 Sep 2007, David Cantrell wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 10:38:23PM +0100, Duane Griffin wrote:
>> As for backups -- how many people set up good backups *before* they
>> lose important data?
> The first time they lose important data - only paranoid lunatics*.
> The second time - everyone who isn't a damned fool.
> Of course, it's important to remember that if you haven't done a recent
> test restore, then you don't have backups, you have hopes.  It's amazing
> how many "backups" are unreadable gibberish.
> So the third time - everyone who got caught out the second time by
> fucked up unreadable tapes :-)
> * and of course I mean that as a compliment.

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