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Comment Do it right. (Score 1) 339

To echo what I've seen quickly, RAID is not backups. If something (like cryptolocker) suddenly encrypts all your files... you're still completely utterly FUCKED.
If your domicile burns to the group, you're fucked. You need something that'll keep your data consistent, and keep it safe from theft/fire/destruction.

I'm going to ignore any cost considerations... whatever.

Build two identical boxes. The first box is going to sit in your place of residence, the second is going to sit elsewhere (like your parents house, or a buddies)
Each box is running your OS dejour that naively supports ZFS, a pair of 4TB drives, setup as a ZFS mirror volume. Use whatever software you use to copy data to the local box, rsync, crashplan, whatever, once that task is completed, you'll drop a snapshot of all the pertinent file systems you care about. You now, remotely drop a snapshot on our offsite box and then kick off an rsync that catch any changes.

1. If something has drastically gone wrong with your data locally, you can always revert (in this case promote) your latest snapshot (or whatever snapshot you like best). Plus you can thumb through all your snapshots and see what you like...

2. Even if something hasn't gone wrong, but you liked an old version of something, you have that too... though you'll have to decide on a strategy for how many snapshots you're willing to keep. zfs snapshots are now scm but sometimes you realize you don't have something under control and then you wish you did.

3. You've got a full duplicate of this elsewhere in case fire/flood/theft/etc.

4. Monthly do scrubs of your file system just to make sure everything is healthy. Want to expand your volume? Add two more disks and you can tack on another mirror. Yeah, it won't be balanced but you'll suddenly have more space.

Comment Re: It's research... (Score 1) 145

Tee hee! Back in the day, one of the points I made to the old farts was that I had passed the 20 WPM exam and had my K6BP call to show for it, but refused to use the code on the air until the requirement was gone. Nobody spat at me or punched me out, the worst that ever happened was a poor behaving slim using my call and a postcard from the ARRL observer who thouht it was me.

Comment Re:It's research... (Score 3, Informative) 145

WSPR tells you when communication paths are open between two points at a specific frequency and S/N ratio. This is useful but does not span the extent of research that HAARP is directed to. One of the most interesting things about HAARP is that it can incite the formation of radio-reflective regions in the ionosphere. That takes a lot of power.

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