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Re: NAS or Xserve for project file backup?

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Chris Blair
Re: NAS or Xserve for project file backup?
on Jan 9, 2010 at 5:26:33 pm

I'm not sure if this would work in a Mac environment (it should), but all of our backups are done to a LaCie 4TB ethernet appliance like this:

It has an embedded operating system and is essentially a server/ethernet storage device all in one. LaCie has 6 and 8TB models as well. It's hard to beat the prices on them too. Ours has been rock solid as a backup device since we bought it in Feb 2008. It's run 24/7 since then with not a single hiccup or read/write problem.

It's simply plugged into our ethernet switch and is simple to set up (I set it up myself). It just shows up to a windows network as another computer on the network.

Once it's setup (it took about 30 minutes), there's virtually nothing to configure, nothing to fuss with. The only problem we've had is that when the power goes out, it turns off sharing with the network. It takes about a minute to go into the GUI (via an IP address) and turn it back on.

Chris Blair
Magnetic Image, Inc.
Evansville, IN

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