A few weeks ago I finally found a solution to the problem of backing up my ever-growing image library.
I’ve tried the Drobo (Gen1) back in the days, which was loud, clunky, heavy and sensitive. And worst of all encoded all my images so that in the worst case, I’d have to get another box to get my files back.
I tried arrays of hardrives and just copying files manually, which worked ok, until drives got too full, and I ended up distributing stuff across devices – all in all a clutter and just unpractical.
And then I got a G-Safe. It’s surprisingly small, quiet and pretty fast with FW800. Sweet. I also got a third drive to back files up and store them off-site, swapping them over weekly. I felt my files were safe. I had peace of mind. Great.
Until this little question came up the other day … how do I KNOW?? that the box actually backs up my files as it should? Why does the display not tell me what the box is doing, and why the heck, does it never seem to move files, when I swap drives?