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Daniel Malcor
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DVD Burner and Jukebox

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Does anyone have an idea how close we are to burning 10+ GB onto a DVD and putting the disks into a jukebox on a machine running HP-UX?

We have a over 500 GB of mostly readonly image files and this would seem like an amazing cost savings for diaster recovery (at the very least).

 

 

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Roger Faucher
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Re: DVD Burner and Jukebox

You can get 4-5GB storage today using DVD RAM. Creative Labs already has a SCSI kit available. To get the 10+ GB you want and jukeboxes, I imagine you'll have to wait for the next generation.
When you consider that blank media for the above solution cost ~$30 each, you looking at a solution that would cost $2000 to $10000. Have you given any thought to a NAS solution? Your performance would be much better and I think your costs would be similar (or the NAS may cost less).
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Roger Faucher
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Re: DVD Burner and Jukebox

Take a look at the products at http://www.maxattach.com/
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Roger
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Daniel Malcor
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Re: DVD Burner and Jukebox

My purpose here is to reduce the cost of idle equipment at an offsite disaster recovery site. If the read-only parts of our data can be kept on an inexpensive and easy to maintain (create and store) media (like DVDs [which I think the spec is for 17 GB possible {don't know of any vendor who has realized it}]).

This data and its media would only be visited once a year during a disaster recovery test and then left to itself for another year (keeping a regular disk spinning or not for a year is a failure waiting to happen).

What I'm hearing here is the DVD route is far from cheap. It looks like more ideas are needed.
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