Network Storage vs Backup Solutions
So I've once again decided that I want to rip all of my Blu-rays to network storage. I currently have an old HTPC build, can't remember specs offhand, that I put in a spare tower with a 128GB System SSD, 2TB storage HDD and a Bluray drive. I am running Vortexbox, which I love btw, since it makes ripping the movies easy and plays nice with PLEX.
I know that the 2TB will fill up very quickly and am looking at a QNAP rackmount NAS (TS-1253U-US). I like these because the built in software leaves fewer holes for me to fall into than using FreeNAS or similar. And I like the rack mount because it will fit into my plans to have all my network / IT equipment neatly laid out in a closet / corner (depending on the inevitable spousal security council veto vote). I plan on fitting out the NAS with 4TB drives in a RAID 6 configuration. They won't all be populated at first, but eventually, they will.
My concern comes from some things I've been reading about not using RAID for backup. I would like to only rip these movies once since it takes about 30 min for each one to complete. My question is this: If RAID is not acceptable to use in a backup situation, what do I use for my onsite backup? '); }
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