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    Interesting Article on SSD Durability

    Hey Y'all,

    I found this article interesting, maybe you will too!
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Yes, very interesting.

    But I think I'll stick to my weekly backup schedule .
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    Surely it's a daily backup schedule?

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Surely it's a daily backup schedule?

    cheers, Paul
    Yeah, right.

    Righto, I have long since settled on a weekly schedule. It's a trade-off. If disaster happens I want to be able to restore to something fairly recent, but I don't wan't slowdowns caused by daily backup.
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    Daily backup, even weekly, is gross overkill.
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    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    Daily backup, even weekly, is gross overkill.
    Depends on users' needs.

    Daily might suit some seriously perverted folk who have some pressing need to preserve their data, at all costs, on a daily basis.

    Weekly, I can live with having to go back up to 7 days ago. I would probably have issues if I had to go back a month, so I am happy with the weekly schedule.
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    After I do the company accounts at the end of the month I don't want a disk failure to wipe out all my work, so a daily backup is the best option, besides, it's fast, automated and disk space is cheap.

    cheers, Paul

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    Must be VERY interesting the page is timing out
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    According to that test if I write 200GB to my SSD every day it will last at least 9 years. I can live with that.

    cheers, Paul

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    And it is still timing out. may be dns problem as ping does not work either....
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    Works for me, I was on it just before you posted. Check that it is up via the nwtools.com site - http headers.

    cheers, Paul

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