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teagone
Jun 10, 2003

Valyrian, motherfucker! Do you speak it?!

Just to contribute, I have a Plex Media Server I built running Windows 8.1 with a little over 7TB of storage that's currently using DrivePool to orgranize/protect my media. I was looking for a super simple backup solution I could use with my existing setup after I had 2 hard drives crash, and so far the DrivePool app has been pretty solid. It was super easy to set up (for someone like myself who had never looked into back up solutions or even knew what drive pooling was) and it only cost me $20 too.

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teagone
Jun 10, 2003

Valyrian, motherfucker! Do you speak it?!

ConfusedUs posted:

DrivePool is pretty sweet, but I wouldn't call it a backup solution. It's sort of a weird mix of software RAID and Storage Spaces.

And RAID is not backup!

Hmm, what would you suggest be a good alternative in my case? Cloud backups? I do plan on sticking with DrivePool on my Plex Server for the foreseeable future, but another added layer of protection wouldn't hurt

teagone
Jun 10, 2003

Valyrian, motherfucker! Do you speak it?!

ConfusedUs posted:

Yeah, maybe that's the top reason, but it's certainly not the only reason. Fire, theft, and power-related failures are the other primary reasons.

I pray I never have a home fire or someone breaks into my house, but I've got my Plex server hooked up to a UPS as a preventative measure so at least that's covered!

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