[mythtv-users] Backup to tape options? Experiences with what works sought

Andrew Davis andrew at nccomp.com
Tue Sep 26 16:07:56 UTC 2006

I used Netvault from Bakbone with various DLT, LTO, and AIT drives and 
it works without issue. In fact, I recently had to do an Exchange DB 
restore of upwards of 300Gb (backup drive on RHEL host connecting to 
Windows client) and it restored it all perfectly. :)


Robin Hill wrote:
> On Mon Sep 25, 2006 at 05:47:16PM -0400, list at onnow.net wrote:
>> I am wanting to get a backup solution suitable for the 400-500 gigs of  
>> stuff I have ( Myth and other more valuable data ).
>> I would like something to backup over the network to a central  
>> machine.  Some kind of client/server setup that goes to tape or  
>> something.  I want to be able to keep the data copies off-site from  
>> time to time.
>> Anyone have any good experiences with solutions that fit this?  Backup  
>> devices, software etc... Comercial stuff OK too.
> I use bacula (www.bacula.org) to backup my systems over the network to a
> DLT library.  You should be able to pick these up for a reasonable price
> on ebay (though the price of tapes there has gone up recently) - the
> 35/70 or 40/80 models are the ones to go for.
> If you're looking for larger capacity then the price goes through the
> roof - you're into the current commercial market then, at 5-10 thousand
> UKP for a standalone drive.
> HTH,
>         Robin
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