MeanJim wrote on Feb 27, 2019, 20:44:
You must have missed the part about where I use several drives....I have more redundant copies at a fraction of the cost of a NAS
No, I didn't but claiming a half-assed JBOD is a viable and valid backup strategy is, well, laughable. What you have is a bunch of disks with random hours on them, non-manageable and non-addressable interfaces, no way to automatically test and validate your backups, either singly or do delta comparisons between backup sets, and absolutely no way to guarantee a fully CRCed COW in the event of a power flutter or outage let alone something like an interface going down. Though, unless you use an HBA with a battery backup, you run the same risk when depending on on-board SATA devices too.
Your fraction of the cost of a NAS is also missing 90% of what a NAS is for. A NAS isn't "I just bought a bunch of disks and crammed them into this old Dell shitbox and that's my backup, lulz!"
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