[mythtv-users] Options for Backing up Myth data

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Dec 6 19:06:48 UTC 2010

Wow, the "2 TB Hard Drive Recommendations" thread has got pretty long, 
and seems to be drifting towards backup solutions, so I thought I'd 
start a new better-named one.

The DLTs I use are not terribly practical for most folks, and even I'd 
like to find something better, in case my media source dries up.

Somewhat related to something I asked a few weeks ago:

What about using Blu-Ray disks for backup?

BR recorders are getting below $100 (though probably not in NZ yet), and 
the media is starting to get more realistic.

Granted optical media has some problems, but in the case of video files, 
may be "good enough". I could put up with an occasional dropout, or even 
a lost program, and could of course make two or even three backups of 
really important programming (if there is such a thing).

Except for using hard drives, I'm not aware of any other storage 
solution that can store 50GB for a dollar or two.

Are BRs "better" than using hard drives for backup, and if so, why or 
why not?

I think Myth systems want two different types of backup, the programming 
itself, and the other bits of the system needed to restore the system to 
a working condition in the event of some sort of catastrophe.


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