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From: Bill Kenworthy <billk@×××××××××.au>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Backup questions
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 03:10:00
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Backup questions by Dale
On 10/08/18 10:46, Dale wrote:
> Wols Lists wrote: >> On 08/08/18 04:43, Dale wrote: >>> Howdy, >>> >>> I just bought two external drive enclosures. One is sort of a spare but >>> ....
>>> It has power.  I'm not sure where I'd put a fridge, even a tiny one.  I >>> wish it was twice as big as it is.  Of course, I'd fill that up in no >>> time too.  Isn't that the way it works?  ROFL  >>> >>> I'm getting interesting ideas tho.  Pondering that backup software >>> option too.  It has its pluses.  ;-) >>> >>> Thanks. >>> >>> Dale >>> >>> :-)  :-)  >>>
I would think the cost of setting it up and running a fridge would add up to hard drive cost over a couple of years anyway (at least for what we pay in Western Australia :)  In a humid environment you would need to be very careful of condensation, and a sealed system will still need a way to transfer the heat as if the cooling fails, it will cook itself very fast I have the fans set to spin up faster at 35c and above.  Without the fans they sit around 45c on a typical day and use.  I have found that in an enclosure its just as important to have good conduction of heat (disks mounted to the metal frame) and clear the heated air out of the enclosure as flowing air over the disks. Here it gets to 40c+ (>100F) and sometimes humid (not far from the ocean).  Cooling is fans only, and I have 4 WD Green, 2 WD red and two seagates (all 2G, in 2x btrfs raid 10) and a few intel and samsung SSD's (for bcache and system disks) that run ~16 hrs a day with no failures for the last few years (~10). Sometimes its better to play the odds. BillK


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Re: [gentoo-user] Backup questions Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>