Is tape dead?
drlegendre at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 19:38:42 CDT 2015
To the cloud, to the CLOUD!!
On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 6:13 PM, Dave G4UGM <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:
> I spoke to my former employer and they are ditching tape. They want
> replication and if they have an off-site replica they see no need for
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Richard
> > Loken
> > Sent: 14 September 2015 23:56
> > To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> > <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> > Subject: Re: Is tape dead?
> > The death of tape is greatly exagerated.
> > My duties today included removing 50 tapes from our Storagetek 500 tape
> > library and sending them offsite for safe storage. These are LTO-5
> > that can hold up to 30 Tbyte of compressed data and it can be written on
> > tape with astonishing speed.
> > On the other hand, my employer is bored with 40Gbyte DLT cartriges
> > because 40Gbyte is little more than a SSSD 5-1/4" floppy disk these days
> so I
> > now can have them for free. I have a DLT4000 backing up my toy OpenVMS
> > box here at the office and another DLT4000 backing up my toy FreeBSD box
> > at home.
> > As for cartidges, I am overwelmed with media - including three unopened
> > cartons of NIB DLT-IV cartridges.
> > --
> > Richard Loken VE6BSV, Unix System Administrator : "Anybody can be a
> > father
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> > ** richardlo at admin.athabascau.ca ** : - Lynn Johnston
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