[mythtv-users] Options for Backing up Myth data

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Dec 9 03:56:35 UTC 2010

On 12/8/2010 22:30, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Wednesday, December 08, 2010 06:07:20 pm Dave Badia wrote:
>> Suppose I'll chime in too...
>> Myth DB gets backed up nightly via the contrib script.
>> All of my servers non-media files get backed up nightly via backuppc
>> My important media (family photos and videos) live on raid-1 until
>> they get backed up quarterly to DVD-R,  They then get moved to
>> "off-site storage" which is my desk drawer at work.  It's pretty
>> simple and lets me sleep at night knowing I've got things backed up.
>> I personally don't like hard drives for long term off-site storage as
>> I feel a hard drive is always one drop away from being wiped out due
>> to mechanical failure.  Optical media show at least be reliable for a
>> few years.  Just my 2 cents
> Seems few people are using BR, it can't be the burner cost, BR burners
> are cheaper today than DVD writers were 2 or 4 years ago, and lots of
> people used DVD for backup then.

The cheapest burner you can buy is $100.  DVD burners have been stuck 
around $30 - $40 for around five years now.

> Or folks are using some other option

Flash drives are simply more convenient, and while smaller than BD-Rs, 
still offer plenty of space for most people.  The fact that they are 
read/writable on just about any computer also makes them far more useful.

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