Bostjan - Backup Tapes

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Hi everybody


I’ve just finished listening to show 214 where Allan said:  “If my inbox is not full when we record next week, I’m going to be very upset.” And then the murders began.
https://goo.gl/78T3G6

This article came to my attention which describes that sales of tapes are growing (since 2000 till 2016).
https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-look-to-an-old-technology-to-protect-against-new-threats-1505700180

Because it looks that tapes are not dead and are not dying, it made me consider implementing tapes in my long-term-offsite-backup-scheme.

Here are my questions.

Should I use ZFS (send-receive) for backup to tapes OR some other program such as rsync or Bacula?

Long term backup needs consistency and correct data to begin with.  If I use only ZFS to do backup, will scrub do its job?

If the snapshots expire between two long term backups to tape, will ZFS know what to backup? Or will I have to create special snapshots just for backup?

Will I get any other advantages should I choose only ZFS to backup to tapes?


Thank you for the answers.

Keep on with the good job.

Best regards,
B (is for banana)
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