I would love to hear specifics on how others deal with storage and back up of large amounts of data (mostly photos and videos).
I have accumulated many terabytes of data over the years. I have 5 hard drives that are connected to my computer but the ones I use for photos are full. I bought a 2 disk NAS drive several years ago and quickly outgrew that (I should have better estimated how much space I’d need in the future, oops). I fairly recently bought an external 8TB drive to back everything up (again) and try and clean a lot of it up. Everything is also backed up onto Code42 Crashplan.
So now my problems is, how do I move forward? I would love to hear the input from others.
Where do you store your primary/original data? Internal, External?
Do you us a HD array? Which one? How Big?
How do you backup locally (to what device)? (assuming 3 copies, 2 local, 1 off site)
Do you use RAID? Which level?
Do you consider RAID (4,5,6) parity to be your local backup?
Really look forward to seeing your responses.