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I've been dreaming up a backup solution, and wonder if anyone would find it useful / affordable / worth it. I think I've worked the features and costs out like so:

  • The tool indexes your music library.
  • It tracks changes (file moved or renamed) in a local index that is backed up to the web.
  • It tracks deletes by setting a flag in the index. Removing from cloud backup storage requires a manual step to reach out and actually delete the file. This would address accidentally deleting a file / folder.
  • It tracks additions by re-indexing each night, and incrementally uploading the changes.
  • It can be throttled for performance and bandwidth usage.

Certainly open to input on features.

Still with me?

  • Restoring
    • Can be done by download. This will be SLOW.
    • Can be done by requesting an HDD

Pricing

Storage: Google Drive does 10TB / mo for $99 / mo. I think I could work things out to be $5 / TB / Month.

Restore: This would probably cost $30 / TB for the download option and $30 / TB + $300 to put the data on a drive and ship it.

 

Think of this like a safety deposit box for your audio library with some built-in automation.

 

Please ping me if you're interested to learn more.

 

And please let me know if this is too commercial for me to post. Glad to move the post if it's not appropriate here.

 

 


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I have a question that is likely already asked and answered, but I'll shoot anyway.

 

I'm backing up my 11TBs of data from 3 internal drives to a bunch of 2TB external USB drives.

 

How much free space should I leave on each drive to be safe and not over stuff a drive?  I know leaving some space unused is desirable, but not sure how much.

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9 minutes ago, hipstone said:

I have a question that is likely already asked and answered, but I'll shoot anyway.

 

I'm backing up my 11TBs of data from 3 internal drives to a bunch of 2TB external USB drives.

 

How much free space should I leave on each drive to be safe and not over stuff a drive?  I know leaving some space unused is desirable, but not sure how much.

Fill them to the brim. Any advice you've seen recommending some spare room relates to the performance of drives in active use. The reasons are not relevant to backup media.

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There are no old, bold, drives.  x-D

 

Roughly figuring 1862GB per formatted drive.  20-50GB is a safer bet?  If you toss them in a safe for 5 years or spin them up twice a year might be a factor.  Hard drive life is hard to predict.

 

One argument for brimming them is data can be retrieved off a heavily damaged drive much less one that just sorta gave up.

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I have a local backup on my NAS that gets backed up and versioned every day, that goes to an identical NAS offsite at my Brothers house. We share space on each others NAS.

 

The backup isn't my local library either, that's separate. The NAS we use is this model from ioSafe.

 

https://iosafe.com/products-1517-nas-overview

 

edit: never mind, I see I mentioned this already!  haha.

 


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43 minutes ago, AudioDoctor said:

I have a local backup on my NAS that gets backed up and versioned every day, that goes to an identical NAS offsite at my Brothers house. We share space on each others NAS.

 

The backup isn't my local library either, that's separate. The NAS we use is this model from ioSafe.

 

https://iosafe.com/products-1517-nas-overview

 

edit: never mind, I see I mentioned this already!  haha.

 

 

This writ large - backing up peer-to-peer to other individuals' locations, a sort of BitTorrent for backup - is something I'd love to see take over from paid backup. But to be practical it will have to wait for everyone to have 6G or whatever the ultrafast connectivity of the future might be, along with cheap enough storage that people have multiple terabytes to spare.


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19 minutes ago, Jud said:

 

This writ large - backing up peer-to-peer to other individuals' locations, a sort of BitTorrent for backup - is something I'd love to see take over from paid backup. But to be practical it will have to wait for everyone to have 6G or whatever the ultrafast connectivity of the future might be, along with cheap enough storage that people have multiple terabytes to spare.

 

Having Fiber connections make it easier, although once the initial backup is done, the only real big files going over to the other NAS are the new files, which are pretty quick.

 

Not trusting the cloud made the decision easier for both of us as well as having the funds to actually do it.


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