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I've been backing up a few terabytes at home for a couple of years.  I was
using tape and hp's data protector.  It would have been expensive but I was
using old equipment from a previous employer.  Back when the total was 2 TB
it took about 2 days.  Someone here on the list suggested just using a
second server to hold a copy of the data.  So, I've been doing that for
about a year now.

Last fall, I lost my main server.  No problem, I rebuilt it and copied the
data back from the backup server (which is normally shut off).  All I lost
was the data since the last backup/copy/rsync.


I hope the 1.5 seagate's work well for you. I just bought a few of the 1TB
drives.  The reviews on the 1.5's wasn't very positive.  I'm interested to
hear how you make out with your drives.

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 11:21 AM, Jarod Wilson <jarod-ajLrJawYSntWk0Htik3J/w at> wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 08:45 -0500, Dan Ritter wrote:
> >  On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 08:49:47PM +0800, Samuel Baldwin wrote:
> > > 2009/2/11 Dan Ritter <dsr-mzpnVDyJpH4k7aNtvndDlA at>:
> > > > How much do you think is a large amount? Tens of gigabytes? Tens
> > > > of terabytes?
> > >
> > > Tens of gigabytes.
> >
> > When you can buy a 1.5TB disk on the commercial market, tens of
> > gigs is not a large amount.
> Hey, Western Digital has 2TB drives on the market now. :)
> They're still at quite a premium though (~$300/ea) vs. the Seagate 1.5TB
> drives at ~$130/ea. Picked up four of the 1.5TB Seagate drives a week or
> two ago myself, happy as can be w/'em so far.
> --jarod
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