[mythtv-users] 2 TB Hard Drive Recommendations

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Mon Dec 6 17:24:52 UTC 2010

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ian Clark" <mrrooster at gmail.com>
> > If it's not on tape, it's not backed up. Spinning magnetic storage
> > is not a backup. Consumer-grade spinning optical storage is not a
> > backup.
> :)
> To be fair most consumer grade HDs are probably appropriate for home
> use, even if you use a couple of them.
> Tapes are expensive, and have storage requirements beyond what most
> home people will bother to do, and the drives require care and
> attention beyond what a lot of home machines will receive.

I'm fine with that... as long as people don't lie to themselves that it
is a "backup", with all the implications that word carries.
> It all depends on how much you value your data I suppose.


> Although this is wandering off topic a bit now, I use Bacula
> (www.bacula.org) for my home backups (to another HD I'm afraid), and
> although it's a bit of a faf to set up it does work well, and has
> saved my bacon a few times. (Mind you I only backup important stuff,
> not TV, or any of my media, I trust that to a RAID (which I know isn't
> a backup, but should help guard against hardware failures a bit.))

Bacula is a cast iron sonuvabitch to configure.
> > It's not a backup unless you can make 2 of them, and carry one off
> > site.
> >
> Amen to that.

Let us pray...

-- jra

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