tue 20 nov 2007 08:52:55 raamgracht
also, i forgot to mention ...
the sheer number of media projects i have done for this one client has grown a lot, and is likely to keep growing.
with this much media, "cleaning house" to reduce storage needs is kinda more expensive than just buying another disk drive. we used to think the solution was to keep a certain amount of high-speed storage on line, and use that to do the project, and when the project is over you move all that material to cheaper slower "cold storage".
but. the old theory of cold storage versus hot storage no longer works with my biggest client, because for this client i continually need to reach back into *any* previous project to gather elements for new ones. for example, i just made something like 20 different little movies to use as "digital signage" at their exhibit, and since it was to show all their corporate capabilities old and new, i needed to draw from all the product films we ever made, and some other films too.
that all means i need some better way of keeping more stuff available for this one client's projects. many terabytes we're talking. and it would be nice if it were intrinsically backed up too, cuz like it would suck if we totally lost the only copy of the footage for a project.
obstacle: i can't really afford to buy some high-falutin raid system.