I would like to get an advice on how to store archive video and open to discuss what I have setup.
Our production team produce 160G data every week or may be even more if there is special event in that week. This team wants to have single folder that have all the archive and raw video files that they can pull as they need. I would say this is more of warm and cold storage type per Jesses’ note (thanks to Jesse).Data Storage / Policies for Video?
With limited budget, I found most cost effective way to do with Synology RS2416+. It cost me $3800s to start and add hard drive as the team need. Currently, this unit has 12 x 8TB with raid 6 and 70TB for one single volume. It has been working good. No issue other than two hard drives went bad within two years and I had to replace it. What I like this is the management of the device such as update, notification of hardware failure. Now it is full, there is 4TB left and no additional bay available.
Rs2416+ can expand with RX1217RP to add another 12 hard drives. That is another 70TB if I add 12 x 8TB hard drives. I trying to figure out with Synology Tech Support about adding 12TB hard drive instead of 8TB if that is allow.
I have few concern to ask.
- Can 140TB single volume can be safe?
- What could be the issue in long run with this setup?
- Should I store this files in different media? Any different idea?
- How long do you keep the all your video files?
Any thought, question and input will be welcome.