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Old 05-22-2009, 11:06 PM   #1
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Default Backup over-kill!

Needed a replacement backup drive for my system, so I ordered a re-furb. $49 for 750GB. Here's why it's funny:

I've got a 15GB boot drive that has 24MB in use (plus swap) and a 154GB data drive with 13.4GB on it. So, my backups take 1.8% of the new drive. My satellite DSL has severe download limits on it, so I don't have much besides the OS and the development environment for my company's website.

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Old 05-22-2009, 11:09 PM   #2
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Take up digital photography and shoot in RAW format. Your disk will look much smaller then!

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Old 05-23-2009, 12:52 AM   #3
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We do 3D animation and video... The project I am working on now has more working files than you have drive space (total) to store.

Sorry, temporary geek-out!

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Old 05-23-2009, 12:59 AM   #4
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what 24meg in use, that's not possible. I have 3 Terabytes on my NAS and just about to order a few more. However 1 TB is an image of the other.

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Old 05-23-2009, 01:24 AM   #5
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If you like movies, you gotta work on the three R's...

Rent.
Rip.
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:07 AM   #6
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Learned many decades ago that I am, at best, a shutterbug. Got lots of worthless 35 mm gear in the closet.

24 MB not kidding. That's the linux kernel and core programs.

Not really interested in 99.9% of current movies. Last one I saw was the first Potter film. The books are better. No place to rent them anyway.

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That still leaves the obvious answer.

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I don't think you'll get a response out of david_42 on that one. I, however, have gigs of it.

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I will hard drive's faster that I can buy them! I am looking into setting up a 2 or 3 TB NAS set up in RAID0. Between photography, movies, and TV shows I just eat through space. I will easily burn through 2-3 GB of pictures in a day. And that is just the size right out of the camera. After I am done editing and all the various copies I have it will be pushing 4-6 gigs.

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Let's see, download a movie at 83K with a 150MB daily limit? How many days will that take?

The answer is left as an exercise for the student.

Extra credit: How do you prevent the system from exceeding the daily limit?

Extra, extra credit: When the daily limit is exceeded, download rate drops to 2KB for 24 hours. How stupid is this?

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