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Re: Re: [edlug] DVD RW disks for backup - advice



True, but you still need removable media to recover deleted files or to cope with disasters. 

My (limited) understanding is that any drive which can write -RAM or +/-RW media can do packet writing and so the compatibility is a software matter, older drives may need firmware upgrades. Last I heard the packet writing patches for Linux resulted in dreadful performance so that may be a concern.

The most recent issue of PC-Plus out today has a group review of DVD writers.

Ed
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From: "A. Zelter" <azelter@xxx.xxx.xxx>
To: asmith@xxx.xxx.xxx
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 12:56:13 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [edlug] DVD RW disks  for backup - advice 


Wouldn't software RAID be cheaper and easyer and better than a DVD every
night?

Cheers,

Alex

>
> I'm considering buying buying a DVD writer and using RW disks for an overnight
> backup using cron and a script.
>
> I'm fine with mkisofs and cdrecord for CD-RW disks.
> What packages do I need for DVDs ?
>
> Should I get a drive capable of packet writing ?
>
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