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Old 11-28-2002, 03:48 AM   #1
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Backup solution


I have about 15GB of data i would like to backup, but don't know what would be the best way to do this. CD-roms are out of the question, it'll take forever, and i don't have a spare partition. I was thinking to buy a external HD, or does anybody have a better suggestion. Also if i go with my external HD idea, does anybody know of such HD that is well supported by Linux? I heard to stay clear of USB HD's, is this true?
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Old 11-28-2002, 07:21 PM   #2
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Depends. I have no issues, but I'm running with devfs/usbdevfs and usb-hotplug so it's kinda transparent to me using usb hd's.
Under this setup, you just make sure you have the usb mass storage module built for your kernel, and the scsi generic and scsi storage modules as well. the rest should be transparent, it'll map the usb device to a scsi disk device. Mount it and away you go...
 
Old 11-29-2002, 02:28 AM   #3
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Ok, then... I'll get a USB HD, if i dont come up with something better, but i doubt i will...
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Old 11-29-2002, 05:47 AM   #4
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BTW top speed of USB is 12 Mbps, so to copy 15GB it would take 2 hours 45 minutes (approx.).

Obviously a lot quicker than CD, but not as quick as USB2, firewire or firewire2.

Why do you want an external hardrive, rather than an internal (only reason I can think of is that you are using a laptop). An internal one would be much quicker and cheaper.
 
Old 11-29-2002, 06:12 AM   #5
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But as i have no free IDE slots i would have to remove my CDrom/DVD burner and plug thenew HD into its spot every time i want to update my backup, which means updating via a cron job is impossible.
I think i will buy a PCI IDE card, so i can plug more IDE devices, and then get a new internal HD as suggested. It willl make things much easier, and i would get extra IDE slots as well.
ANy comments on this idea?
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