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TechDigs: Mac-friendly RAID 5 setup with Infrant ReadyNAS
Merlin Mann | Jan 25 2007
One of my ongoing rants on MacBreak Weekly revolves around how hard I've found it to keep up with the spiraling need for responsible personal backup. Photos, movies, audio, documents, you name it. As Mark Pilgrim asked last May, "How do you back up 100 GB of data per year for 50 years?" And don't get me started on media rotation and offsite copies. The mind boggles. I mean, remember when a shoebox full of Zip disks and a copy of Retrospect was all you needed? Good times.
I don't have the long-term solution I'm after just yet (although, I sometimes think Amazon S3 is heading us in the right direction), but for the middle-term, my call for help has been answered handsomely by Greg Keene of TechDigs, who's put together a detailed breakdown on how he wires things together around his Infrant ReadyNAS NV (amzn) -- it's Mac-friendly, Raid 5-able, and has an assload of configurable options.
Greg lays out the problem he's trying to solve:
Greg goes on to detail how he handles basic setup, automated backups, centralized libraries for iTunes and photos, and more.
This is a great read and has been very useful to me in getting closer to a backup server solution I can live with. Thanks for putting this together, Greg!
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