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post #1 of 6 Old 01-07-2012, 08:40 PM - Thread Starter
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What are people using to backup their media? I am curious as I setup a My Movies server where I plan to rip 300+ Blu Ray discs to I really dread the thought of re-ripping those disks if I ever have to recover. I plan to use a HP D2700 Drive Housing with a HP SAS Raid controller, but even with Raid 5 and an online hot spare something can go wrong

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What are people using to backup their media? I am curious as I setup a My Movies server where I plan to rip 300+ Blu Ray discs to I really dread the thought of re-ripping those disks if I ever have to recover. I plan to use a HP D2700 Drive Housing with a HP SAS Raid controller, but even with Raid 5 and an online hot spare something can go wrong

Please share what you are using.

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I use 4 Drobo's for the main collection (1-drive redundancy for each).

And then I have a backup Sansdigital 8-bay tower in jbod to back up everything.

Not cheap, but effective.
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Thank you.

It looks like home tape technology is dead, and commercial tape technology is far too expensive to backup a large movie collection.

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Re-ripping might be painful, but it's a very cost effective backup.
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Nothing including no RAID. The original disks are the backup. Loosing a drive would be an opportunity to prune my online collection and only re-rip what I actually watch.

I do, however, tend to manually fill up extra space with mirrors of movies I watch often.
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