Week one and testing Windows version of Seafile.
I am trying to re-organize all my files and map out my files as I am so fed up with the “expand your storage” nags from the cloud storage companies I sort of use. Here are a few questions that I need to figure out in my process.
My server is basically a Windows 7 (64) system with a Raid 6 array totaling 16Tb of usable space. This server has a separate SSD for its operating system which is not too big. This system is mainly used for Plex serving with a setup a separate partition just for Acronis backups. I recently added 2 WD My book duos with 16tb each to this server but have not deployed them since I am re-configuring my software options.
In the past, I was using Acronis to back up each of my various computers (only 4) and then duping copying (or using a third party syncing program) onto my server. I recently had some trouble with my Raid array, which I think I fixed, but I am not confident that my troubles are over. Acronis has their cloud service but I prefer not to have storage on their system and put the money back into my hardware.
With the addition of Seafile I can now reduce the frequency and the size of back ups on my computers since my personal files can centrally synced and backed up.
My questions are:
Where and how can I backup the User data that is on the my Seafile server? Is it as simple as backup the entire “sea-file” directory?
Is it possible to load the Client software on is server as well?
Is there way to go a massive file restore back onto a computer from Seafile? (I synced my personal photos which is over 5000 images and I want to make sure I can restore them on the computer I mainly edit them on)
I would ideally like to dedicate one of the WD Duo’s to be a redundant back up for my personal files and my Acronis system backups just in case my Raid array goes down.
Please keep in mind that this is a hobby by necessity so KISS.
Working with Seafile has been fun and usefull… Thank you Seafile for making the personal edition available.