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Re: [opensuse] Goodbye to suse
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2006 17:28:25 -0500
  • Message-id: <45905089.7030200@xxxxxxxxxx>
Randall R Schulz wrote:
> On Monday 25 December 2006 13:07, John E. Perry wrote:
>> Carlos E. R. wrote:
>>> ...
>>> You need another computer to use ftp or nfs. An usb disk is just
>>> another "internal" disk on the system, but physically external. It
>>> is transparent and slower, and very handy.
>> I'm aware of all this. The computer that has all the stuff is my
>> desktop; the computer I want to use for backup is the new laptop
>> (already running 10.2 with ext3 filesystems).
> Do I understand that you want to back up _to_ a laptop? That seems
> rather odd. First of all, the disk in a laptop is far more likely to
> fail than one in a desktop system. Secondly, their capacity is still
> distinctly more limited than those of desktop or rack-mount systems, so
> using it as a backup might prove excessively limiting in terms of what
> or how much you can store. And you say this is a new laptop, so don't
> you want to actually use that new laptop _as_ a laptop? You know,
> portable computing and all that great stuff?
Besides, all that extra data will make the laptop too heavy to carry. ;-)

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