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In Reply to: RE: To NAS or Not to NAS-More RPI adventures posted by Batman on May 18, 2017 at 13:11:45
Just remember that a NAS is not an alternative to backups regardless of what RAID level you use on the disks. Consumer NAS has several single points of failure including operator error. Backups can save you.
- Use separate external disk(s) to backup your NAS or
- Use another NAS to backup your NAS or
- Use a NAS to backup your disk(s)
I run a Mac Mini as my main music server but it also serves as a NAS to my networked streamers. I back it up periodically to external disks and certain items also get backed up to a cloud service.
I currently back up to a USB HDD periodically.
I'm intrigued by Bullethead's RPI NAS.
I will likely get a NAS but I think I'll use the RPI NAS as a backup/mirror to the "real" NAS
And as I've migrated to higher capacity drives on the server, they now live again in external cabinets with a USB interface. I still have a spare 3.5" 2tb drive that will eventually will be pressed into service for backup duty with the move to using 2.5" drives in the server.
Given all the recent ransomware attacks, I plan to leave mine offline...
edit: spell corruption fix
Is there reliable antivirus software for NAS? I'm not compulsive enough to disconnect it each time.
that can fully protect you from all threats. If your network gets attacked, any and all attached drives will be affected.
I choose to use outboard USB drives for offline storage, not slower-than-normal online access.
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