Is tape dead?
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 11:35:29 CDT 2015
You can't access the replica directly. Even if you could the replicas use incremental revisions, so you can go back to previous versions....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Guy
> Sent: Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 2:57 PM
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Subject: Re: Is tape dead?
> Delete it on the master and have it faithfully deleted on the replica.
> On 15 September 2015 at 00:13, Dave G4UGM <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com>
> > I spoke to my former employer and they are ditching tape. They want
> > off-site replication and if they have an off-site replica they see no
> > need for tape.....
> > Dave
> > > -----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
> > cartridges
> > > that can hold up to 30 Tbyte of compressed data and it can be
> > > written on
> > the
> > > 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
> > > Athabasca University : but you have to
> > earn
> > > Athabasca, Alberta Canada : the title of
> > 'daddy'"
> > > ** richardlo at admin.athabascau.ca ** : - Lynn Johnston
> 4.4 > 5.4
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