[Ardour-Users] Archive media

Chooch Schubert choochus at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 09:45:56 PDT 2011

I am using CrashPlan to backup to my local server and another copy
remotely. If you have a friend on the Internet with a decent
connection you can swap drives and backup to each other through
CrashPlan for free. Everything is encrypted, so you don't have to
worry about the other person snooping on your files. Works on Linux,
Mac, and Windows.

Only caveat is to either set it to backup during hours when you're not
tracking, or put it to sleep before tracking as it can mangle live
recordings as it tries to back them up while being written to disk.


On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Ralf Mardorf
<ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 17:51 +0200, Arnold Krille wrote:
>> On Wednesday 05 October 2011 16:56:09 Brett McCoy wrote:
>> > On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 10:52 AM, Ralf Mardorf
>> >
>> > <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
>> > > On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 16:40 +0200, Nando wrote:
>> > >> I have a NAS ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network-attached_storage )
>> > >> built on a cheap atom board with 3 disk raid5
>> > >> ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID ). I use it to store everything
>> > >> there, but it could be used only for backup, remaining off the rest of
>> > >> the time.
>> Good luck when the second disk fails during recovery of the first failed disk.
>> And yes, that _will_ happen when all three are the same kind. I _know_ from
>> experience (and from simple statistics).
>> > >> Raid5 allows for any one of the disks in the array to fail without
>> > >> data loss. The disk has to be replaced then in order to maintain the
>> > >> security of the array, should any other disk be failing. <- was this
>> > >> correct in english? :p
>> > >> It doesn't give you fire-proof security as the other solutions, but I
>> > >> find it confortambe to manage.
>> > > :D raid on a DAW?! Btw. are the safes also flooding proved?
>> > I keep my fireproof safe on the second story of my house... if we get
>> > a flood that high I will have more serious problems worry about than
>> > my backups :-)
>> What good is a fireproof save???
>> True, the disk will not burn. But then again it only needs 90° for the disk to
>> loose it magnetism.
>> The only true backup is a disk or tape that is stored elsewhere.
>> And the only good archive is a bunch of disks or tapes stored elsewhere
>> together with a drive to read the media and a computer to interpret the media.
>> Have fun,
>> Arnold
> I'm able to write about most of the most worse scenarios, but I suspect
> everybody does know. So in real live, we shouldn't backup to optical
> media, but at least to magnetical media. Broken English :(.
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