Backing up to DVDs

Rasjid Wilcox rasjidw at
Fri Nov 8 01:42:39 EST 2002

On Fri, 8 Nov 2002 1:07 am, Michael James wrote:
> With the price of DVD drives falling below $700 and media at $5 per 4.7Gig
>  that's a lot of Gigs before you have spent even the price of a tape drive.

Care to share where you get those prices from?  That is a lot less than the 
current figures for such things as given on the Cougar website.


> PS: I have long thought that the function of a backup system
>      (what's changed and keep me a copy)
>      is very close to the function of an intrusion detection system,
>      (what's changed and should I be worried)
>      and the guts of the most elegant approach are already written in
> rsync. But then I've always been an rsync fan.

I have almost finised implementing an rsync / 2 hourly snapshot backup system 
at work.  We plan to do offsite backups via Webone/Transact. Rsync is 
essential (and also very very cool).


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