Hello and thank you for reading my post. I’m going to put it in points so it’s easier to read.
The below is what I’ve been doing to back up my DVD collection (personally recorded and irreplaceable). Please critique any steps that I should do better and answer a couple of the questions I have if you can.
- I purchased a Drobo Pro with 8 drives (12.5 TB of usable storage)
- I have about 3000 DVDs (10 TB) of boxing that I’ve recorded over the years
- I am in the process of copying them to the Drobo and have filled about 3 TB of it.
- Once I have copied the full DVD collection (all 3000), I would like to make a full copy of the 8 drives and store them off-site.
Question: How do I make an exact duplicate of my 16 TB drobo (with 10 TBs filled) on another set of 8 Drives without purchasing a second drobo. This set is for back up purposes only and will be stored off site to be used only in case of damage or theft of my currently used Drobo Pro.
Question 2: Am I going about the backing up process correctly? At the rate I’m going, I will finish in about 3 months
Question 3: Should I be turning the Drobo to Standby mode at night? Currently the green lights on the drobo are always on (24/7)
Question 4: I intend to watch my boxing matches straight from the Drobo instead of the DVDs in the future. I watch boxing everyday - can my Drobo and HDs handle that type of frequent use?
Thank you for your time.