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I'm going to be moving my RAID from a 3Ware 9500S to a newer HP card with more features, ports and support. Out of the 12TB I'm currently using about 7TB. What is my best option here? I was thinking of buying a month of Crashplan with unlimited data and use that as my migration buffer so to speak. I have 70Mbps upload and 100Mbps download, so I'm not too concerned about bandwidth.

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I'm going to be moving my RAID from a 3Ware 9500S to a newer HP card with more features, ports and support. Out of the 12TB I'm currently using about 7TB. What is my best option here? I was thinking of buying a month of Crashplan with unlimited data and use that as my migration buffer so to speak. I have 70Mbps upload and 100Mbps download, so I'm not too concerned about bandwidth.

Thoughts?

With that kind of upload, CrashPlan should work just fine (assuming you can max your upload with them).

You are correct in thinking that you will have to rebuild your array, and unless you have other local storage with that space, CrashPlan would be your most likely choice.
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Without buying and selling or returning hard drives, crashplan is probably your best bet. I would personally compress all the data first then password protect it with a strong password, that way its less to upload and download and if you're concerned about privacy, you have a password.
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Without buying and selling or returning hard drives, crashplan is probably your best bet. I would personally compress all the data first then password protect it with a strong password, that way its less to upload and download and if you're concerned about privacy, you have a password.

FYI, CrashPlan (and also AltDrive) compresses and encrypts before uploading. I have over 4TB uploaded to AltDrive, and use it for off-site archiving. I only have a 5Mbps upload though, so it took a tad longer. smile.gif
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Thanks guys. I'll give it a go.
    
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