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Offline storage backups
« on: Wed, 27 March 2024, 13:51:45 »
I'm in the processes of organizing and consolidating my offline backups. Pretty much anything and everything that I want to keep, but don't want to consume precious space on my NAS.

I've used git-annex up until this point, but I haven't loved it up to this point. Lots of state to track and I've had issues before where one annex wants to overwrite or drop the objects stored on another drive. I'm thinking it's time for a change

How do you all handle your offline backups, if at all. I would love an LTO setup but those drives are way out of the "reasonable" price range for your average consumer.
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Re: Offline storage backups
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 27 March 2024, 14:24:03 »
As someone who almost lost their entire movie/music library because of a housefire (luckily the PC was in the basement and the drive survived the water damager and spin fine to this day). I currently have 2 PCs in my home and 1 is my mainstay PC and another box as a "server". So I have 2 systems with the files in case one dies out of nowhere. What I need to do next is get a 4tb drive, copy the files and drop it off at my mom's house a mile away for "offsite".

Otherwise all my files/photos are split between iCloud and OneDrive.
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Re: Offline storage backups
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 27 March 2024, 14:41:11 »
What I need to do next is get a 4tb drive, copy the files and drop it off at my mom's house a mile away for "offsite".

Do you keep a record of all the files and their metadata? I one of the biggest pain points for is connecting the dots between "this is the file I'm looking for" -> "this is the specific file name" -> "this specific file is on this specific drive"
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Re: Offline storage backups
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 01 April 2024, 16:20:48 »
What I need to do next is get a 4tb drive, copy the files and drop it off at my mom's house a mile away for "offsite".

Do you keep a record of all the files and their metadata? I one of the biggest pain points for is connecting the dots between "this is the file I'm looking for" -> "this is the specific file name" -> "this specific file is on this specific drive"

Movies no, as itís embedded from my source. Music is just bad. I havenít been using my PC lately due to my kids interest in gaming and my new routine which puts me to bed sooner. One day Iíll do it. Right now MusicBee just gets close.
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