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Server Watch Update day ummm ( a bunch ) - its STILL UP. So I think I will be keeping it, getting a card for hardware raid (assuming thats recommended for protecting a media library) 

 

What type of raid is recommended for media back up (5?)

 

Also i can't find the thread dealing with whats the recommended raid card ( is there a good one under 200 of HW raid)

Congratulations! it seems the new PSU fixed your trouble :) I first want to say RAID is not backup and as such is not a substitute for a good backup plan, It is for redundancy. How many drives are we talking about? Take a look at HighPoint cards http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA_new/main.htm

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If i decided to go with Stablebit, would this be a good card to maximize the number of SATA ports? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816124070&cm_re=hard_drive_controller_card-_-16-124-070-_-Product

 

or can this work as just q HDD controller instead of raid - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816101358&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo

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The first card supports max 4TB disks. Won't be long before 4TB will be considered a "small" size disk for data storage.

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I ended up getting an ibm m1510 which I think ill flash to LSI IT mode for hdd passthrough.

 

The more I think about it I don't need raid (thisnisnt for speed or uptime, its.more for.backup.

 

Someone had.mentioned the cloud but I fear uploading that much stuff especially with such a slow upload.

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Regarding Time Machine, be aware that NAS are usually unsupported. Even though you'll be able to get it up and running (sometimes for even quite long time) you will most likely loose your backups, or get it corrupted at some random point.

 

More details: http://pondini.org/TM/2.html

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Regarding Time Machine, be aware that NAS are usually unsupported. Even though you'll be able to get it up and running (sometimes for even quite long time) you will most likely loose your backups, or get it corrupted at some random point.

 

More details: http://pondini.org/TM/2.html

First I see your new to the forums as of July 2016 so welcome to the forums!

 

I respect your thoughts on Time Machine bit I personally would have to challenge what your saying, There are many of us that use NAS devices from company like Synology & QNAP that support Time Machine backup and I have never once heard anyone say it does not work as advertised so further investigation on what your saying is needed. I also have not ever heard of the site you inked to so again more investigation is needed. I trust Synology and if they say they support something my Experience is they do and do it well.

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The first card supports max 4TB disks. Won't be long before 4TB will be considered a "small" size disk for data storage.

4TB is already consider small, No need to wait for that. We are already up to 8TB plus on HD

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First I see your new to the forums as of July 2016 so welcome to the forums!

 

I respect your thoughts on Time Machine bit I personally would have to challenge what your saying, There are many of us that use NAS devices from company like Synology & QNAP that support Time Machine backup and I have never once heard anyone say it does not work as advertised so further investigation on what your saying is needed. I also have not ever heard of the site you inked to so again more investigation is needed. I trust Synology and if they say they support something my Experience is they do and do it well.

Hello :)

 

 

My experience with TM to NAS is limited to:

1. WHS 2003 - backups were constantly lost when connectivity over WiFi went unstable during the backup.

2. Other NAS, I think it was WD My Book live but I am not entirely sure, connected with wire – backup were getting corrupted after a random period of time – days to moths. This NAS was advertised as a TM compatible.

3. Numerous posts I saw on the net about 'Can't connect to a current Time Machine backup' etc.

 

I am not very technical, so pleas forgive potential mistakes.

From my experience and what I found on the internet after getting really angry after loosing my backups, was that the Time Machine uses some unique file system or file transfer protocol that ensures backup integrity and is only supported on volumes directly connected to the computer plus few Apple devices such OS X server shares. Now, we've got simple hacks that makes it possible to use unsupported drives, but if you strongly rely on your TM backups it might get a little tricky.

 

From what I've learned all will be fine if the network conditions are perfect and the backing-up process go smoothly from start till end. Problems start when there is interruption by either unplugging network cable, network lag or WiFi interference – which is pretty much likely to happen at some point.

 

I cannot speak about all NAS devices as I haven't tried them, perhaps there are ones that work correctly, such as mentioned Synology. Perhaps you were just lucky so far ;-)

That link might be better than previous one I've posted:

http://basilsalad.com/how-to/time-machine-wireless-backup/

 

The official guide is pretty clear, after bad experiences I am much more willing to follow it

• External hard drive connected to a USB, FireWire, or Thunderbolt port on your Mac

• Time Capsule or OS X Server on your network

• External hard drive connected to the USB port of an AirPort Extreme base station on your network

 

(from https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250)

 

What I would strongly recommend to users backing-up onto NAS would be making an extra backup onto a USB or SATA drive once in a while.

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