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    Art and Media Storage

    Hi all,

    Looking at a plan for the above departments, with Art they do photography, graphics etc and with Media they use Final Cut studio and Adobe In-design so files will be quite large.
    So far I am thinking of getting a SAN where they can save these files to, but not sure how to go about the backing up part.
    I would;t want to backup all this data along with our current backup system as I think it would take far to long.
    What have other schools done to accommodate this and how are they backing up and archiving all this data?

    Thanks
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    I'm winingin it at the minute. Currently our art department have 150GB of the 6th form and 150 for the lower school. Being a small school it works out at about 3GB per student JUST for their art. It does run very full but when I look at it there is a lot of duplication and issues where they have over 100 photo's then duplicate them into work/research and don't delete teh unwanted ones.

    It backus up as normal onto my NAS.

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    Media have a dedicated small nas in their Dept for backups, since they have a habit of spraying multiple-gig .dv files everywhere otherwise. (Copy local, work on file, copy back).

    Art are in the main backups still and it's not too onerous atm.

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    Thanks for the comments so far, I'm going to get a SAN for Art and Media and setup a backup tape drive I have which runs LTO3 tapes using Windows backup.

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