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I second Richard on this.
Remember Mitsui Gold? Up to 200 years? Well......
It's all nice and fine on their test benches. I am also considering
Backblaze. I thought they had a $50 special.

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On Mon, May 28, 2018 at 6:22 PM, Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]>
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> On 2018-05-28 10:15 AM, Bryan Martin wrote in part:
>
>>
>> On the subject of M-Discs, has anyone else used them? They're not our
>> main archiving solution, I'm using them as a backstop. I'm not usually an
>> early adopter, but I found the testing results impressive. Any thoughts out
>> there?
>>
>>
> Hi, Bryan,
>
> I don't know precisely how you are employing the M-Discs, but I've really
> lost interest in media that multiplies by the hundreds or thousands. I've
> become a fan of a variety of storage technologies. Currently, I'm
> experimenting with BackBlaze as my off-site backup solution to complement
> my two RAID-6 on-site NAS units.
>
> BackBlaze will back up one computer for $100 US / year. They specifically
> state that they don't care how large a drive (or drives) you have in it. I
> bought a 12 TB drive... I realize that won't scale (or fly) for a
> professional archive, but they offer professional services as well (for
> more money).
>
> With my small outbound bandwidth of 10 Mb/s, it looks as if it will take
> 12-14 weeks to complete (I find their estimates wrong based on the
> history). I started this in mid-April and have backed up 99.4 % of my files
> (767,033 of 771,237) BUT have about 47 % (4,167,028 out of 8,892,881 MB)
> remaining. I have been at it about six weeks, hence my 12 week estimate. It
> may take a bit longer now that we're home, we may wish to upload other
> things, so I pause BackBlaze when that happens. They back up the largest
> files last.
>
> Here, I am running four 24/7 computers.
> --Mail-runs my email and also handles all of the NAS-to-NAS backups (I
> prefer the flexibility of ViceVersa Pro to RSYNC).
> --NAS1 "18 TB" of capacity (based on disk sizes)--my main unit
> --NAS2 "12 TB" of capacity--backs up many things
> --Support (12 TB HDD)--is the "landing pad" for both the boys' Dropboxes
> which are selectively backed up to the NAS units and completely backed up
> to BackBlaze as well as most of the NAS1 content is also copied to this for
> BackBlaze backup.
>
> There is no console on the Support computer--I ONLY remote desktop into
> it. The Mail machine has a console and is also our image scanning
> workstation. I use a 3rd party RDP server (Thinstuff) that permits me to
> log in to the Mail account while a photo account is active at the console.
>
> When BackBlaze is full loaded, I will decommission my two older Netgear
> ReadyNAS units that server as a suitcase off-site backup.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Richard
>
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