I will definitely have to write up this file backup and storage nightmare after I get it completed.
I think many that review products fail to look at the 4+ years down the road when you need to upgrade or change solutions.
only 4 Terabytes to go… or more like 40hrs…
ZFS. Not helpful right now, but for future planning, it's something to think about.
+Irreverent Monk I sadly have heard ZFS muttered for many many years…
Well, maybe this will motivate you 🙂
This is possibly out of my budget.. https://www.oracle.com/storage/nas/zs3-4/index.html
When there is a will….
FreeBSD has been putting a lot of work in and is stable for home use. Illumos is backed by former ZFS core engineers now working on ZFS at other companies.
I set up a NAS at the studio with a two drive failure tolerance. Then, about a year into its service, one of the main folders we share somehow became corrupted and could not be accessed over the network. The ultimate solution was to move all the data to a new folder and, even though I had created a backup, it was still a terrifying thing to do. It's easy to think that just because you have multiple drives with redundant copies of the data you'll be fine but there is still a lot that can easily go wrong with these devices.
That's the good thing about ZFS. It fixes file corruption issues if there is a redundant piece of info available.