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Poll Results: Which RAID would you recommend for me?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 38% of voters (5)
    RAID 1
  • 38% of voters (5)
    RAID 5
  • 23% of voters (3)
    Other
13 Total Votes  
post #31 of 36
I'm 32bit, 1gb and 3.4 w/ht.

Mdadm/nfs will last quote a while.

I'll move cpu/mobo/ram when 10tb drives are $40 each.

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post #32 of 36
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I'm 32bit, 1gb and 3.4 w/ht.

Mdadm/nfs will last quote a while.

I'll move cpu/mobo/ram when 10tb drives are $40 each.

Ahh fair enough. Then mdadm it is. smile.gif
(for what it's worth, my 8GB server was an upgrade from an old P4 1.2GHz 384MB RAM running Linux smile.gif )
post #33 of 36
I'm a photographer and consultant. I back up to a 2TB external drive weekly for all files and Mozy Home twice daily for all critical files. If you are saving RAW files and use Adobe Lightroom you absolutely need to back up your Lightroom catalogs and preferences to all sites because your RAW files are useless without them. Also, remember that RAW files are much smaller than TIFF files (which are routinely created in Photoshop if you require that for any editing purposes outside of Lightroom).
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post #34 of 36
Wow. For what it's worth, I'm moving from FreeBSD 4.x, amd k6/2, 64mb, 8x300 eides, 11 years uptime baby!

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Wow. For what it's worth, I'm moving from FreeBSD 4.x, amd k6/2, 64mb, 8x300 eides, 11 years uptime baby!

Nice! biggrin.gif
post #36 of 36
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I'm a photographer and consultant. I back up to a 2TB external drive weekly for all files and Mozy Home twice daily for all critical files. If you are saving RAW files and use Adobe Lightroom you absolutely need to back up your Lightroom catalogs and preferences to all sites because your RAW files are useless without them. Also, remember that RAW files are much smaller than TIFF files (which are routinely created in Photoshop if you require that for any editing purposes outside of Lightroom).

I don't have lightroom, instead I use adobe bridge as part of CS4 design premium suite that I got back in college. I'll generally work out of bridge and process my raw photos using adobe camera raw with in bridge. If I need further editing then what I can get trough ACR, then I will go to work in photoshop. I'll generally save my converted/edited prints in JPEG format for use down the road. However, the JPEG is never the Master file. the RAW always stays the master. If I needed a lossless file format, then I would likely use Tiff or at least PNG. However, usually saving out as a JPEG is the last thing I do before posting / ordering prints, etc.

Does Bridge have catalogs like Lightroom? Not saying I can't go back and reprocess photos down the road, but obviously I would rather not do that.

Also, I decided to go with crashplan because they support backing up share drives. I've read that because of windows security and the way that crashplan was coded, windows isn't officially supported, but there are workarounds that have been documented to work well. My plan is to have crashplan on my main PC, and then let it run it's backup linking to my server. Crashplan doesn't install on FreeBSD, so it won't work directly on a freeNAS server if I go that route.
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