Originally Posted by mbreitba
Just out of curiosity, how do you back up, or are you using fault-tolerant RAID arrays?
Oh and +rep for having that much space and actually having a personal use for it!
as of right now I am not using RAID with parity of any kind, i just use RAID0 and back up to a network attached sever. OP of this thread said for personal use, so I only included my personal computer's space. The NAS that i have set up for my family is quite large, and uses 4 12 disk RAID 5 arrays, 2 in a Raid 50 then software mirrored, with 750GB drives and 12 bay infiniband external rack enclosures. This is garage kept in a small closet with a large duct from the air conditioner. I have a wireless temperature and hygrometer for the closet, with alarms in case it gets too wet or too hot. Everything is backed up over gigabit ethernet on an incremental basis (and most of my family uses macs, so I have set up SMB shares for their Time Machine backups using the SMB Unsupported Drives hack)
I have moved out of this house twice, and both times i have had catastrophic data failures, so next time i move out i will be setting up a similar system in my house