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Ask Slashdot: Simple way to backup 24TB of data onto USB HDDs ?

Anonymous Coward writes | about 2 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Hi there ! I'm looking for a simple solution to backup a big data set consisting of files between 3MB and 20GB, for a total of 24TB, onto multiple hard drives (usb, firewire, whatever) I am aware of many backup tools which split the backup onto multiple DVDs with the infamous "insert disc N and press continue", but I haven't come across one that can do it with external hard drives (insert next USB device...). OS not relevant, but Linux (console) or MacOS (GUI) preferred... Did I miss something or is there no such thing already done, and am I doomed to code it myself ?"

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Use FreeNAS... (1)

bagofbeans (567926) | about 2 years ago | (#40931669)

...on a MOBO that has 8 SATA ports. Mount eight 4TB 5400 rpm drives, configure each as a standalone ZFS pool. Yup, you'll have to split the files between the drives yourself, but that's not difficult.

Havent had to do backups in a while (1)

inthealpine (1337881) | about 2 years ago | (#40936693)

Depending on the reason for the backup wouldn't it be easier to use a tape backup?
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