archiving as opposed to backing up

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Tue Sep 21 14:11:31 2004

> > Exactly why is DAT such a bad storage format?
> Because the tapes get unreadable quite often and quick. The drives fail
> nearly as often as the tapes. DAT is write only backup.

And if you don't know what model of DAT drive the archives were originally
written on because someone else did the archive, tossed the drives, and
didn't keep records...

Received on Tue Sep 21 2004 - 14:11:31 BST

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