Many of you may already be aware, but since so many of us use SuperMicro boards - this is important information!
For anyone using this I have patched the latest release of zrep (1.0.1). Just follow instructions in my previous post to use the following patch
> while [ "$portnumber" -le 10000 ]
It all depends on a lot of factors. To me, a tape drive solution requires a lot of stuff - a working tape-reader, a server which accepts the tape drive interface (SCSI?), the correct software and knowing what software was used, not easy to verify that the media is working each year etc. etc.
Everyone would view this subject differently I guess. It all depends on how important the data is, what capacity you need, and how bad a disaster scenario would play out. Offsite backups is a must whatever you choose.
I have a solution that is far beyond most companies storing much more...
No RAID-5 without ECC ram is not safe for me. Google "raid 5 write hole". And the fact that everything is lost if another drive dies during recovery situations should worry you (I've been there recently, where two drives died in a raid!)
The components required to build a NAS with server grade...
A lot of people need more storage than a off-the-shelf NAS would provide. I've got 50TB worth of raw diskspace now, but running out of space all the time.
My question is - how do people get by with 6-bay NAS boxes without ECC or any good way of knowing if their data is safe...? :)
Problem is that a lot of people don't backup their VMs since it actually is a bit of a pain to set up. I tend to opt for backing up the filesystem of my OS (zfs replication to my main storage) instead of backing up the VM itself.
If you were to create a JBOD case yourself I think you need another type of cable (reverse breakout) and certanly if you want to connect a backplane to induvidual sata connectors on a motherboard.
I agree that this is a confusing subject! However I seem to fail most on the length of the cables...