RAID and backup system for Mac Pro?
October 13, 2009 2:08 PM Subscribe
Best RAID / Backup system for HD video on a Mac Pro?
posted by shinynewnick to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I was in the process of building myself a nice little external RAID enclosure with four 1 TB drives, when I started digging into the articles and realizing that RAID isn't backup.
Now I have these 4 1 TB drives, a couple of 500 GB drives, 1 TB internal, and 640 GB system drive for my Mac Pro. So I'm looking for the best way to set up these drives in my workflow for producing HD video.
Here are my basic needs:
1. Reliable Daily backups - Daily backups of all my work. I'm still thinking of using the RAID esata box as a RAID1 setup, to prevent downtime if a drive goes down.
2. Long term backups - When a project is finished, moving the data off the working drive and onto two separate hard drives for storage. I'll buy additional 500 GB drives for this purpose as needed.
3. Speed isn't crucial, as I'm not working in uncompressed HD.
Time Machine seems to be a great built in system, and I'd like to take advantage of that. I'm also signing up for Carbonite for online backup of as much information as I can.
Any thoughts on the workflow and the best way to automate the system would be greatly appreciated.