[Box Backup] Backup with far more space used than source
Mr R G Shepherd
Fri, 02 Sep 2005 20:12:26 +0100
Kristopher Zentner wrote:
> One word: iPod.
> That, and I have a computer acting as a media center so I don't have to
> with loading and unloading plastic. It's very nice not having to go through
> about 500 cds to get what I want. Backups are nice to have of all this of
> course since a drive failure, or inadvertent rm renders a lot of encoding
> effort lost.
Of course, I meant duplication of the duplicate :) You've already duplicated the
data by taking it off plastic for the media centre, which is the best idea
totally as far as i'm concerned (speaking as a music lover). However if the
media centre goes arse up, you've still got the plastic original,
In fact, regarding a friend of mine, his kids have rarely seen a commercial
issue Compact disk, Every time the family gets a CD or DVD, he creates a
duplicate, (printed photo cover the lot), rips the data to the MythTV hard disk
for his own purposes and puts the original in the loft. I've seen CD's
half-buried in the garden and toast(with jam) in a DVD case but he doesn't
care..... quite rightly so, if they destroy one, he makes another duplicate
(usually from hard disk)...