Digital media storage?

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    So after a recent friend faced an issue with loss of a HDD, are DVDs/Blu-Rays a suitable alternate? Or cloud storage?

    Also need a suitable way to index them if storing on discs? Anyway to have a thumbnail record that can be cross referenced with a disc number etc?

    (requirement of storage ~ 2TB and growing).
     
  2. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    There are many many Media management/Cataloging softwares out there.. if you use discs.

    For pics + other non-replacebles I would say Cloud storage ..
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Don't put anything sensitive on cloud.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    @Stuge recently faced this tragedy where his 1TB HDD with Photo backups crashed .. Data recovery proved quite expensive.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    More than one hard drive of same data should be atleast an option.
     
  6. Stuge

    Stuge RAID Rookie

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    Same data on other hard drive is the only option ..else save everything on blue ray .Cloud is one good option but then you need have good upload speed ,which you hardly get in country like India .
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Cloud in India is a joke.
     
  8. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    How so ?

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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Without proper backbone cloud service cannot function properly.
     
  10. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Cloud Storage works fine in India.

    Dropbox was successful early on .. even in India.

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  11. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    that is just Saas
    when you use PaaS and IaaS, that is whole different story.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    We are only talking about ..

    Our domestic businesses haven't evolved enough to use PaaS or IaaS ..

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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Well, but you see the point.
    The real cloud has to provide thing within SLA.
    with the kind of Infra fulfilling SLA is impossible.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    We're taking about cloud backups as a solution.

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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    yeah, I get that. But I was giving a general example.
    Also the time it would take to upload and download stuff.
    Dropbox is slower over 5 GBs.
     

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