MeanJim wrote on Feb 28, 2019, 04:14:
It's a perfectly viable backup strategy in the context of this discussion. We're not talking about an enterprise backup solution in a corporate environment, we're talking backing up game installers from GOG FFS.
In your universe you may consider that "perfectly viable". It's your data so do what you want with it. Any loss is your problem to deal with.
If we were talking about an enterprise backup solution, we'd be discussing a level of cost that is beyond the average consumer. However, we're not discussing that are we? We're discussing robust, functional, and manageable NAS deployments that provide redundancy and resiliency. Two key points your solution would utterly fail a simple audit on.
I also addressed further upthread that once you have a NAS, you start using it for far more than "game installers" because you begin to realize the usefulness of it. So instead of looking at it from a single use case, it would be better to look at it as a multi-use case and design around that. I'd rather have something that has a lifecycle that looks further down the road and provides the flexibility to meet changing demands. I'd also rather recommend that so people who follow that advice are happier for longer periods of time.
But you do you.
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