GUI backup tools (was Re: Destroying "only" your home directory)
diesch at spamfence.net
Fri Apr 7 19:06:03 UTC 2006
Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Chanchao wrote:
>> On Wed, 2006-04-05 at 10:54 +0300, Ari Torhamo wrote:
>>> What is it with you and optical disks? What did they ever do to
>>> you?! ;-)
>> Hahahahahaha.. Well they're slow, expensive, fiddly, ...... :)
>> They're excellent for burning a home video and sending it to your folks
>> so they can view it on their DVD player.. But for backup?
> You haven't proposed a better solution. A USB hard drive is no solution at
> all unless you're using incremental backups, because it's limited storage.
> Even incrementals will fill it eventually. For backup, CD/DVD is the only
> solution that makes sense to the average user.
I don't think so. With both solutions the main problem is the backup
management: For the USB hard drive the software has to manage your
daily, weekly, monthly ... backups and delete the ones you don't need
With CD/DVD the software has to keep track of which file is on which
With a decent backup software an external hard drive is easier to use as
you just have to plug in the drive and wait while with CD/DVD you may
need to change the disc a few times, label it after it's finished anmd
keep it somewhere.
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