The free bay is occupied with a spare disk in case a drive fails. So 2 drives aren't used (spares).SailingBen wrote: ↑Thu Apr 07, 2022 9:11 amThanks for this LMB it really helps to know how other people solve this data management problem.landmeterbeuckx wrote: ↑Thu Apr 07, 2022 4:41 amI'm solo and run a DS1612xs+ with 5x14TB and an expansion bay DS517 with 5x14TB on a 10Gbit network. I have a second DS1817 unit with currently 3x14TB for clients to download from.SailingBen wrote: ↑Wed Apr 06, 2022 2:04 pm Hi Everyone,
I am wondering if you have any updated info on the best office network, storage and back up systems? Are Synology NAS on 10gb network still the best way to go? We are needing to invest in either a could based system or an office based storage system for a small but growing firm of 3 full time surveyors using Leica scanners and software. we have a 300/50Mbs internet connection
Are there any threads on best practise for data management and networks/IT setups for laser scanning firms? I have tried searching but no had much luck.
Thanks in advance
Every project that is on the workstaion and finished is archived to one rar file with no compression. It contains all (raw, processed, extracts,....). This rar file is copied as well on the nas as on a external 6TB drive in double which i just fill up as a second backup. One of those drives is at my mother-in-laws place
I don't send anything to a cloudservice but always have 4 copies and when the nas runs full i will start deleting older rars but keep them on the double external ones of course.
I don't run anything from the NAS, all is handeld on a desktop workstation
It seems you have 1 drive bay free in your DS1612xs+ why is that? This fast NAS is joined with a 5 bay expansion. so total capacity is 10x14TB? Thats quite impressive! Do you use RAID? If so what version?
You have 5 bays free in your DS1817. Is this just to allow for growth of the archive?
Do you use Leica products? You prefer to use Win RAR over native export compression such as in REG360's Archive feature?
I assume you have multiple 6TB external drives at mother in-law's place to replicate the data on your NAS drives or are they not yet full?
Do you have a view on firewalls? I am wondering if a hardware firewall is worth the expense or if a software one will do the job?
Thanks again for sharing your setup and sorry to throw loads of questions at you!
The free bays are for expansion if needed but also to just pop one drive in and create extra backup if needed.
No Leica stuff here. I always use Winrar for all zipping stuff.
The 6tb drives no replication, just when a project is finished on the workstation, i create a rar on the nas and copy this on the 2 externals. I just fill them up and have an excel list on which drive is which project.
Hardware firewall, 10Gbe switch, cat 8 cabling.
This whole setup costed about 10k€ 1.5 years ago. Installed and the whole lot by an it firm.