[linux-audio-user] Reliable archival of recordings

Joern Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Fri Jan 2 12:18:36 EST 2004

Ross Vandegrift wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> 	I'm currently looking into a computer upgrade, including new
> disks.  As everyone here knows, more space is well worth it.
> Unfortunately, money isn't unlimited ::-(.

i'm using a pair of fast little disks for my daily work as a a striped 
pair (meaning your data is history when either drive fails, but you will 
also get twice the throughput in best case). backups are made to a slow 
but huge ide disk on the same machine, and onto another networked 
machine when i'm feeling paranoid.
i recommend this if you have a network. it even protects from the "rm 
-rf * ~ OH SHIT!!!" type of hardware failure :-D

> 	Previously, I've always kept my disks in mirrored pairs to
> ensure the death of one disk didn't cost me any data.  But looking
> around, I'm not sure if I wanna spring the $200 for a pair of 120G+
> drives.  But we all know I'll regret getting something smaller.
> 	Does anyone here have some other clever solutions to getting
> reliable archives of recordings?  My ardour sessions, even for demos
> quickly outpace what will reasonable fit on to CDs.  DVD burners are
> still way out of my price range.  I'm plum out of ideas.
> Thanks for any tips!

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