How can I get offsite backup for the 5gb data a day my library volunteer role generates?
August 17, 2012 3:24 AM Subscribe
Help me back up offsite the huge files I'm generating in my new voluntary role (c. 5Gb per session)!
posted by pyotrstolypin to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
I'm volunteering for a library that has a very large quantity of author talks and readings on cassette tape. My job is to digitize these by creating an archive of .wav files. Using Adobe Audition, I'm storing one copy of each file on the Mac's hard drive, and one copy on a Western Digital 2-terabyte backup drive. Both of these are onsite, which is obviously not ideal. But I'm generating c. 5Gb of data every day, and I'd really appreciate some advice on how to store this offsite, away from fire and theft, in a way that works for the whole organization. Should I save everything onto a DVD at the end of the day, label it and take it home? (I have access to archive standard DVDs). Buying space on the Cloud wouldn't be a problem, but uploading so much might - any tips to make this easier? I don't want to clog up the pipes for other staff. Or am I missing something very obvious?
(The .wav files are to be reference recordings from which .mp3s will be created for download from the library's website in the fullness of time. I might be able to shift to other lighter lossless formats if the experienced heads here think that could be a way forward).
All advice very gratefully received!