I was using Windows Home Server three years back on a custom-built machine with two 1TB Hard Drives and an AMD server. The machine mainly acted as my backup machine as well as my downloading machine.
The need for media storage grew and from what I remember, WHS uses a 1:1 ratio for data protection which, at that time, was getting a bit expensive as I had bought two 2TB drives. So I ditched WHS, and instead got the 8-bay drobo connected through firewire on my Mac and shared on the network. The drobo uses 1 or two drives for backup so I end up getting more storage. Of course, it doesn't do anything. My drobo is now out of warranty and I've realized that I am running into issues with it as soon as I add more than 4 drives to it. So I am now wondering if I should switch back to WHS and build myself a PC with ten or so drive enclosures. Does WHS still use 1:1 for backing up? Is there any other solution that you guys recommend? What about FreeNAS or other NAS boxes based on Linux?
AbbasMember Since 19 Nov 2010
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