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honestly though how many of you actually have proper mirror backups?

i cant afford backups especially at this current HDD prices and sata controllers. i have over 30TB of storage space atm which has been long over filled and i estimate that i need atlest another 20TB of storage to fit the remaining of my stuff that i was forced to put on DVDs and that is excluding backup.

how the hell you manage your data?

I already posted how I manage my data. If you could somehow get all your data onto one drive, a good cloud backup service, such as Carbonite, is only $59/year. That's a hair under $5/month. Sad to say, though, you really need to start saving your pennies so you can get a larger HDD to keep your data on. DVDs will eventually deteriorate unless they are archival quality and, if you couldn't afford a bigger HDD before, I doubt you would have shelled out the shekels for archival quality DVDs. I'm not trying to be insulting because I know what it's like to be so broke, I couldn't afford to pay attention.

A new decent 160GB SATA HDD (such as a Western Digital Blue; I don't recommend a Green for a main drive) will run only around $70 or so; less, if you can catch it on sale (stay away from refurbished). Hopefully, your machine doesn't use IDE HDDs. Those will be a bit tough to find.
     
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honestly though how many of you actually have proper mirror backups?

i cant afford backups especially at this current HDD prices and sata controllers. i have over 30TB of storage space atm which has been long over filled and i estimate that i need atlest another 20TB of storage to fit the remaining of my stuff that i was forced to put on DVDs and that is excluding backup.

how the hell you manage your data?

I already posted how I manage my data. If you could somehow get all your data onto one drive, a good cloud backup service, such as Carbonite, is only $59/year. That's a hair under $5/month. Sad to say, though, you really need to start saving your pennies so you can get a larger HDD to keep your data on. DVDs will eventually deteriorate unless they are archival quality and, if you couldn't afford a bigger HDD before, I doubt you would have shelled out the shekels for archival quality DVDs. I'm not trying to be insulting because I know what it's like to be so broke, I couldn't afford to pay attention.

A new decent 160GB SATA HDD (such as a Western Digital Blue; I don't recommend a Green for a main drive) will run only around $70 or so; less, if you can catch it on sale (stay away from refurbished). Hopefully, your machine doesn't use IDE HDDs. Those will be a bit tough to find.
You can get 1TB drives for $50-$70 and 2TB drives for $70-$90 and 3 TB drives for $90-$120 and 4TB drives for $120-$160 here in the US.
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Is all 30TB critical data? What is it filled with?

p0RN j/k

I have 16TB of pure photos , designs, Photoshoped images all kinda stuff, I was taking with my be loved wife biggrin.gif about getting a cloud space backup for her we do have a back data on another 16TB HD in a drawer just in case t he drive fails to spin we have it. but she still worrier about loosing data. those 16TB is pure her live there since we meth till now with kids.
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For backup please see Homemade NAS in my rigs
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For backup please see Homemade NAS in my rigs
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Unless you have one onsite and one offsite duplicating data on your computer, your NAS is not a backup.
     
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non critical but stuff i dont want to lose because i know i cant get them back

mostly media where majority of them are fansubbed anime

Yeah. A lot of the older fansubs are hard to find nowadays. I went with an unRAID server for redundancy (can recover from a single drive loss but if 2 or more drives fail, you don't lose the entire array). Now that HDDs have dropped down to more reasonable prices, I'm starting to do a 1:1 backup to portable HDDs. Right now, I'm just doing my favorites first. Then again, it's easier for me since I don't have as big a collection as you (~12TB worth of media).
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For backup please see Homemade NAS in my rigs
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Unless you have one onsite and one offsite duplicating data on your computer, your NAS is not a backup.

i beg to differ for a home user, while offsite storage is great still using a NAS is a back up!
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i beg to differ for a home user, while offsite storage is great still using a NAS is a back up!

Only if you duplicate data.
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i beg to differ for a home user, while offsite storage is great still using a NAS is a back up!

Only if you duplicate data.

Yes, that is what i do on my NAS setup is duplicate data from my rigs. unless i have miss understood the term duplicate possibly. that is i have a copy of everything on my rigs on my NAS.
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i beg to differ for a home user, while offsite storage is great still using a NAS is a back up!

NAS is not a backup unless its data duplication,

i think for us we dont keep much local storage on our PCs but offload everything to a storage array on a file server aka NAS

cloud isnt really an option if you have heaps of data, i cant even afford local storage so what makes you think i can afford equivalent amount of data on a cloud? cloud is great for critical stuff under 1TB though. the thing is i could rent a 1U rack space on a colo datacenter for about $80 a month and have some respectable storage there but certainly not enough for my entire collection.

2TB drives @ $90 is pretty reasonable but not something i can afford as of this stage considering i need atlest another 10 of them for the remaining of my data which sets it close to $1k and thats excluding sata controllers which are rip off expensive and i've already filled up all expansion capabilities of my current file server and that means i need a much larger case, a new board and transplant my storage across oh and i still need to factor in further expansion of drives and yet to include a mirror backup

wackosmiley.gif

i wish i got a money tree and 1PB drives are available now @ $500 each

backup and all are nice to have and pretty easy to manage and afford provided you stay under 10TB but as you expand it gets to the point where it just becomes ridiculous and approaching enterprise level where affordability is an issue for a home user
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