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ArthurDaniels Posted 6 years 7 months ago
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Hi T,

Actually, I am getting in a good deal of "captive listening time" while ripping and storing CDs. I have completed ripping all of my Telarc CDs, so I have them out of the changers and back into their respective cases. My Telarc CDs cover a wide range of classical music, so I am traversing them as I continue to rip. I load five at a time into one of my CD/DVD changers and listen through my Peachtree DAC.

I am ripping by label, starting with the "A" Label names, so that I can store the ripped CDs numerically by label. When I finally run through the Telarc CDs, I will pick a ripped label and listen to whatever recordings are in that label. This approach provides a new way to listen to my collection.

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murphyslaw1978 Posted 6 years 7 months ago
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Anyone storing media on their hard drives, such as music and movies, you may want to consider purchasing a cloud-based backup subscription from Backblaze.com or Crashplan (code42.com). For $4/month of unlimited storage, the time you have spent getting everything ripped can usually be measured in days instead of hours. Just something to consider, and of course, your precious and irreplaceable photos of your kids and what not can also be backed up. I've been using Backblaze for 3 years now and love them. Note: I am not affiliated with any backup company, so my recommendation is strictly based on my my personal experience.
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ArthurDaniels Posted 6 years 7 months ago
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I concur completely with the concept of backing up the data. I have two identical Seagate 3 TB External Hard Drives. One HD is dedicated to this music effort, while the second one serves as backup to the first one for music and backup for all photos stored on my wife's computer.

As I complete a sequence of ripped CDs, I back the data up before continuing.

Each HD cost me $99.00 at Best Buy.

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Pbgalvin Posted 6 years 7 months ago
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Being an IT pro and having lost data :-(, I'm extra paranoid.
- Main copy on imac to my 2 channel system (Peachtree Nova 220SE, GE Triton Ones)
- Chronosync automatic nightly copy across my home network to my 5.1 channel with a mac mini and external disk drive
- Every six months or so retrieve the disk drives in my safe deposit box, do a backup of all important stuff to them, and bring back to the bank
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murphyslaw1978 Posted 6 years 7 months ago
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ArthurDaniels wrote: I concur completely with the concept of backing up the data. I have two identical Seagate 3 TB External Hard Drives. One HD is dedicated to this music effort, while the second one serves as backup to the first one for music and backup for all photos stored on my wife's computer.

As I complete a sequence of ripped CDs, I back the data up before continuing.

Each HD cost me $99.00 at Best Buy.

Art


Hi Art,

That's good, but there are still plenty of ways to lose data - theft, flood, fire, lightening, virus, corruption.
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murphyslaw1978 Posted 6 years 7 months ago
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Pbgalvin wrote: Being an IT pro and having lost data :-(, I'm extra paranoid.
- Main copy on imac to my 2 channel system (Peachtree Nova 220SE, GE Triton Ones)
- Chronosync automatic nightly copy across my home network to my 5.1 channel with a mac mini and external disk drive
- Every six months or so retrieve the disk drives in my safe deposit box, do a backup of all important stuff to them, and bring back to the bank


It's not paranoia when you consider that going through life and not losing data will happen to probably only 2% of the population. The fact is, multiple concurrent failures happen all the time, even on redundant systems.

As long as data doesn't change too much in those 6 months, you are good.

I have critical data replicated to two different computers in the house, and then a copy is backed up to Backblaze (so that's data in 3 locations). Then I have non-critical data replicated once (2 copies) all stored on hard drives in the house. If I have a fire, flood, theft, lightening, corruption, then I might lose the non-critical stuff.

Since 8TB hard drives are little over $220 today, it's really not too much to keep these copies. It's when data changes daily or weekly that cloud backups start to become a necessity.
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