In Chapter 11 we looked at hard disks. In this chapter, we’ll consider how to guard
against data loss, and how to transfer data from one location to another. These are
functions that UNIX traditionally performs with tapes, and we’ll look at them in the next
sections. Because FreeBSD runs on PCs, however, you can’t completely escape floppy
disks, though it would be an excellent idea. We’ll look at floppies on page 256.