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Old 21-01-2017, 08:54 PM   #4
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Re: Backups

I have 5 Drives inside of my workstation currently. x1 SSD for OS, x1 SSD for Projects & Samples, x1 SSD For Plugins & Kontakt Libraries, x2 HDD's for Backups. The HDD's are soft-raid in RAID-1 and I do a manual backup to external media once a month which is stored in a lock-down area with other valuables. It's a nice little system but it's still something I have to micromanage and I can make much better.

The eventual plan is to build my own Rack Server for a few hundred (ebay's fantastic for older gen Xeon Server components) and have that as a backup and file manager (not just for audio work though, I have plenty of other uses for a dedicated home server ). I want to move my current Xeon-E5 Workstation into a rack case probably around the same time as well so I can have possibly both of them rack-mounted in a locked cage underneath my desk. Then I can keep my main workstation offline entirely for extra security (maybe reconnect once in awhile to update licensing dongles) and just stick to a spare laptop for online business, double-up on security & stability!

I think with the amount of storage I would require if I was to take an online plan (for all of my critical bits like purchased plugins/libraries/project stem backups etc), it would end up costing me more to do that in the long term like over 2+ years than it would just to store it safely on local hardware I could flexibly use for almost anything, or removable media which I can just keep everything in an encrypted vault and then store in local lock-down or in a trusted off-site location.

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