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What's your media storage like?

Martin

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Synology DS918+, 4 x HGST 4TB Deskstar NAS HDD for storage and 2 x Intel 760p series NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB SDD for cache.

1.05TB in flac and dsf files. MY CD collection is in boxes in the garage. I also own several hundred LPs.

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File server running Ubuntu Server LTS and ZoL with 20 disks in 3 RAID-Z2 vdevs (currently 6x8TB + 6x6TB + 8x3TB). Automated monthly scrubbing, custom script to adjust backplane fan speed via IPMI based on HDD temperatures, and email notifications for changes in zpool status.
 

esm

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As of Feb. 2020:

Synology DS2419 with (currently) 4x 16TB drives in Synology's hybrid raid configuration plus a couple of SSDs for caching (and the rest of the slots are filled with smaller drives as a dumping ground for random stuff), 4x 1G bonded ethernet. NFS- and SMB-shared around the network as needed.

I used to build my own storage gear, but the price point (and turnkey convenience) for this kind of kit is so good these days that it's hardly worth the effort rolling my own anymore, especially when it's all just Linux under the hood anyway. I have some gripes about Synology's OS, but it's all minor, and none of it matters if I treat the box as an appliance and resist the urge to run any services on it. ;)

I rip all of the physical media I own to reduce wear and tear: FLAC for audio (rhythmbox makes this ridiculously straightforward), and matroska for most video (using makemkv), with decrypted BD backups for 4K Dolby Vision content (since there's no spec for storing DV content in mkv).

I use Musicbrainz Picard for audio metadata, and everything is indexed by Jellyfin (which provides metadata scraping for movies and TV series, as well as multiuser view tracking, transcoding ,etc).

For playback, it's Kodi on an Nvidia Shield TV right now, with random other clients (anything from official Jellyfin clients to VLC) depending on the device, although I play back most 4K content directly on the Oppo UDP-205 because I never have to worry if it's going to work (or keep up).
 
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HammerSandwich

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I scrubbed a week ago. I should scrub weekly.
FWIW, I scrub my SSD pool weekly but not my mechanical. After several years of scrubs with 0 repairs, I saw little reason to put all that extra load on the HDs. If I do encounter future errors, I'll increase the frequency until the issue's resolved. YMMV.
 

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8x10TB RaidZ2 in a FreeNAS Mini XL+ backed up to Backblaze B2 using rclone. All CDs are ripped to Apple Lossless and the physical media is in boxes in my guest bedroom closet.
 

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FWIW, I scrub my SSD pool weekly but not my mechanical. After several years of scrubs with 0 repairs, I saw little reason to put all that extra load on the HDs. If I do encounter future errors, I'll increase the frequency until the issue's resolved. YMMV.
I've had errors fixed. Probably all due to the bad drive slowly getting worse over the years. That's probably why the drive eventually got booted.

I almost bought new drives this year, but I like the cheap way since I have the drive bays.
 

LTig

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4 DIY cabinets with combined storage for 480 CDs, ~1300 LPs, 180 cassettes and the equipment on top
2 DIY speaker stands with storage for 150 CDs each
A few hundred CD's more spread over several racks and boxes all over the living room:(
1 TB files (flac, mp3, wav, ...) on Linux-PC, backup on 2 external 6 TB hard disks
 

TimF

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After a few SSD drives as backup I went through my cd's and threw away one-third of them, and for the rest I threw away all the plastic cases and now I kept the cd's in a few plastic storage boxes in the cellar.
 

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I have a Qnap and a Synology NAS (critical data is copied to both). All was well until I got the Klippel software. Now the Synology struggles so I need get some kind of SSD caching going for it.
 
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My media only changes when I rip new CDs. So a conventional backup process works just fine, without needing RAID. My media is not mission-critical: I can survive a few days loss of service if my single-disk NAS goes down, and I have to replace it and restore from backup.

Simple backups are stored off-site (my desk at work). So I have protection against fire, theft & flood.

I keep copies of new rips on my ripping machine until I do a backup of the NAS, so the ripping effort is protected against NAS failure between backups. My exposure to fire, theft, flood etc, is thus limited to those new rips.

Hardware is two WD MyCloud single bay Gen1, about 5 years old now. One is still using its 4TB WD Red. I recently upgraded the other (originally 2TB) with a 6TB WD/HGST Ultrastar I bought 2nd hand, with 8 hours on the clock, for £80.

I have a dual SATA caddy coming soon, to make use of the spare drives I have lying around...
 
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pierre

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Music is on a 2x10TB mirror in 1 linux server and everything is backed up to another 8x6tb ZFS array on another server. I backup some critical files in a possibly secure cloud.

From time to time (twice a year) i make another backup on 1x10TB disk that i put in another house to reduce exposure to fire or theft.
 
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