Saint Petersburg, FL
reply to XenithOrb
Re: How do you backup your local data?
said by XenithOrb:My kinda setup
If I had the money:
• 1 Norco 4U 24-bay rack mount
• 12 2TB WD20EARX in RAID6
• 2 Highpoint RockRAID 2720's (8 drives each)
• Your average AMD Opteron / SuperMicro server board
• Upgrade everything to 1Gbe, (10Gbe if rich!)
• (Major IF i had...) Off-site backup to similar server @ colo of choice.
What I do now:
Nothing really; fortunately I'm not too attached to anything.
Anything that's truly imperative is backed up in an nontraditional sense by way of being part of some silly cloud service already. (gmail, etc)
Also I realize RAID isn't, again, the traditional sense, a backup, but by using MDADM/LVM with that much storage you could implement some interesting rsync/snapshotting to another box.
Best possible scenario is to know someone like you who has decent server equipment, space to spare, and a decent internet connection for a price and conduct off-site backups to a eCryptfs partition or TrueCrypt image.
In the context of: What could BHN do to get me to pay for their storage? Nothing - I'm doing my best to move away from trusting large corporations with personal data. Money always being the primary issue in what's taking me so long; though I realize I'm probably not their target market. As much as I don't know, I'm still probably in a really really small group of people who aren't indoctrinated into trusting big business. Value in terms of Size/Dollar is imperative, but it's meaningless if the ToS/PP is as open as a hooker's legs. Even still, trusting your data with someone who you don't know; you're merely banking on them not wronging you, which hasn't exactly worked out so far during the 21st century.
Edit: Also, if I had $8,000 to burn: I'd build one of these:
in a heartbeat.
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