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[Discuss] Setting up a home cloud

Thanks. BTW: At Algorithmics, we used the WD MyBook as our backup
device. It was a BusyBox system and quite slow. I had it set up as an
rsnapshot engine. Power fails could cause some problems. We also backed
up to our NYC office. Not sure what I will do yet.

BTW: One advantage of buying disks separately is to mitigate the
multiple simultaneous failure issue by avoiding 2 drives with the same
lot #. I have also heard good things about the HP microserver.

On 03/19/2016 11:28 AM, Rich Pieri wrote:
> On 3/19/2016 10:28 AM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> I'm looking to replace my current desktop system with a local cloud
>> storage. I certainly can use my old desktop system, but it's power usage
>> is quite high. My thinking right now is to buy one of the commercial
>> systems, such as WD My Cloud, Synology, QNAP, Drobo.
> The Synology and QNAP appliances are good but their disks are overpriced
> so buy them separately. I have no experience with WD's appliances but
> they do have a good rep on the list.
> If you want something more versatile -- a real server, not an appliance
> -- then I highly recommend HP's microserver line. Quiet, unobtrusive,
> reliable, reasonably priced. Again, buy disks separately.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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