Data recovery emergency on a downed server... Help please!!

Jason Shein jason-gaRZxGPHtpBxZtjKW1aY+1aTQe2KTcn/ at
Wed Dec 31 23:13:46 UTC 2003

It will be interesting when the next-gen dvd format becomes more 
affordable. The blu-ray format will store 27gb on a songle dvd.

Any prices I have found are in the 3500 USD range.

Hmm... come to think of it, were'nt DVD writers about 600 buck last 
christmas? About 100 bucks now. Let's hope that the blu-ray devices drop 
just as fast.

William Park wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 05:12:08PM -0500, James Knott wrote:
>>I have 2 identical 60G hard drives.  I simply clone the entire drive
>>onto the other, which is mounted in a removable tray.
>>Also, the best backup system is redunancy.  Make lots of copies, with
>>off site storage, to minimize the potential loss.  Live mirrors also
>>help protect against physical damage.
> 1. My advice to those experiencing flaky harddisk...  Spend the money on
>     - good power supply and case
>     - good harddisk
>     - good motherboard
> Of the above, power supply is most often overlooked.  It's the most
> important thing, in my opinion; and, I don't mean wattage rating on
> those.
> 2. Since I'm running Slackware, I don't do complete system backup.  I
> only backup users data (ie. things that were added or modified since
> install).  When doing total restore, I just run a script to do the
> complete installation of Linux from distribution CD; then, restore the
> users data.  For other distro, it may be different, because this depends
> on whether you can do unattended complete install.

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