GIJoe wrote:just wondering what you guys would recommend as a decent backup solution these days. i have a PC and an SGI both with 200 - 300 gigs of disk space and want to do regular backups of parts of this stuff. DVD-ROM is way too small, so i was thinking about DLT, is that a reliable solution and how well does backing-up to tape work on an SGI? lot's of cryptic commands to memorize or is it a bit more straight-forward, perhaps?
shel wrote:I've found DLT to be quite reliable, even with "aged" tapes. I used to use DDS, but it was a "write-only" medium on a couple of occasions, and thus not trustworthy.
shel wrote:As for the commands ... there's a GUI thing off the System Manager, but it uses a format only another SGI would recognize.
shel wrote:You can also use any of the usual UNIX tools, like tar or dump (called xfsdump under IRIX), etc.
GIJoe wrote:i have a PC and an SGI both with 200 - 300 gigs of disk space and want to do regular backups of parts of this stuff.
oh - and: to mount a DLT drive in an octane - will i need a special drive tray, adapters or somesuch?
MooglyGuy wrote:Also, is there any way to interface an HP drive like that to a PeeCee? I currently have a machine with about a TB hanging off of it, so the more storage per single piece of media I can get when doing a backup, the happier I am.
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