Backup Media

05 August 2004

I currently do nightly incremental backups of my server and laptop to a 3rd computer. That computer is sitting next to the others, so it's no safer from natural disaster than the others.

My internet connection is too slow for full offsite backups, so I need to figure out a removable media for my backups, so I can hand them off to someone else. Tape drives are too expensive, and the one I have now is tiny.

Digging for a tool to backup across multiple CDs, a tool called cdbackup seems promising as it allows any datastream (tar, dump, cpio, etc) to be dumped to CD. I'll have to give it a try real soon.

After glancing at Pricewatch, though, I must wonder if it's worth the trouble, since I could just by a DVD+RW burner for ~$50.

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