[lug] NAS recommendations?

George Sexton georges at mhsoftware.com
Mon Oct 26 11:41:25 MDT 2009

I use plain old USB drives. I have 3-4 with the same enclosure. I just
attach one to the server, and dump to it. Every month or so, when one fills
up, I put it in my media safe and pull the next one in the rotation out of
the safe.


In my case, I use tar with GPG to encrypt the data that gets stored on the
USB drives. 


I started doing the same thing for a non-profit I admin. Because I use GPG
to encrypt the backups, I don't have to worry if a drive is stolen out of my
car. For transport, I use a pistol case.





You can get them around town for $6-8


A backup isn't going to do much good if someone breaks in and steals your
computer and your backup drive sitting next to it.


George Sexton
MH Software, Inc.
Voice: 303 438 9585

From: lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us [mailto:lug-bounces at lug.boulder.co.us]
On Behalf Of Jeffrey Haemer
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 9:47 AM
To: Jim Buzbee; Boulder (Colorado) Linux Users Group -- General Mailing List
Cc: Kristina
Subject: [lug] NAS recommendations?




A NAS, for home backup, seems attractive.  Any of you have strong
recommendations these days?  


Looks like there are 1Tb NAS boxes on Amazon in the $150-$200 range, and NAS
boxes with pairs of 1Tb disks, RAIDed in some cases, in the $250-$350 range.


Kristina and I normally both use Linux laptops, but we have a pair of old
Mac laptops that we could stand to dump to a file server, too. 


The Linux boxes have 80G disks, and I think my Mac has a 40Gb hard disk and
hers has a 20Gb hard disk, so it's not like we need an 8Tb file-server or
anything. :-)  Still, having a Terabyte or two available as backup storage,
with some sort of rsyncing going on would be comforting.


What would you suggest?


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