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Mail server...why oh why art-thou so difficult to install?

drvnbysound

Senior Member
video321 said:
This is one thing I'd advise against simply because of bit rot/magnetism issues unless you have 2 drives stored away.
 
Yes, I was assuming that the backup that was being taken to the family members house would remain as well as the other which was taken to safety deposit box or other.
 

drvnbysound

Senior Member
Work2Play said:
The completely Off-Topic Ubiquiti stuff is now in its own thread: http://cocoontech.com/forums/topic/25070-access-point-placement-questions/
 
Off-topic from that... Do you know of anyone who has used any of their airVision2 stuff?
 
Specifically their indoor/outdoor IP cameras for ~$110 ea (http://www.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-Aircam-Megapixel-Indoor-Outdoor/dp/B007RFFTUW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1374985924&sr=8-3&keywords=aircam).
 
Edit: Nevermind, just found this thread: http://cocoontech.com/forums/topic/23968-cctv-camera-aircam/page-3
 

drozwood90

Senior Member
video321 said:
Pretty much describes my backup strategy that I've been doing for many, many years. Since I'm the "master" of all that is precious data (pics/vids/etc.) I have a copy on my workstation which, along with the other machines, gets sync'd to my server via robocopy (simply the best utility if on a Win platform - create scripts and let it fly!) and shared out. Then I use a docking station to sync to a bare drive as well which then gets brought to my parent's house and swapped out with the bare drive there. This effectively gives my sync'd data on (4) drives! Currently this is being done on 2TB drives purchased when they were $50-60 so the cost for such redundancy is nothing and it easily holds everything I can't replace. Since I'm a little off :nutz:... I even create md5 hashes so the data can be verified. So ~$200 buys me quad redundancy plus off-site which can be verified.
 
 
This is one thing I'd advise against simply because of bit rot/magnetism issues unless you have 2 drives stored away.
 
why not run a parity as well?  For things I want to store LONG term, I tend to build them up in sets of 4 discs (CDR or DVD, but all the same)
Then I burn 3 discs.  Then I run a parity generation program on each disc.  I set them to be 33.3% capable.
Then I take those 3 parity sets and burn those to a 4th disc.  Kind of make a RAID3.  Then I store those.
 

video321

Active Member
drozwood90 said:
why not run a parity as well?  For things I want to store LONG term, I tend to build them up in sets of 4 discs (CDR or DVD, but all the same)
Then I burn 3 discs.  Then I run a parity generation program on each disc.  I set them to be 33.3% capable.
Then I take those 3 parity sets and burn those to a 4th disc.  Kind of make a RAID3.  Then I store those.
 
I do parity for the movies, but have thought about including other things with it too.
Which program are you using?
 
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