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Feb 04, 2012 00:46 |  #1

Okay, so here is my deal. My growing photography business has outgrown the 2 TB network server and I not have a full time job that takes me out of Dallas and plops me Boca Raton, Florida Monday through Thursday. Problem? Well, we take anywhere from 2-10,000 RAW photos a week and I now need easy remote access. Solution? Server, but I just don't don't know where to start or what. I use both Macs and PCs, but primarily Mac.

-I would like something that I could potentially add to down the road as size needs increase.

-I would need read-write access to this.

-Remote access capability is crucial.

Can someone point me in the direction of what I would need to achieve this?


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Feb 04, 2012 01:11 |  #2

Being you use Mac why not just get something like a Mac mini and connect external drives to it? I've repurposed one as a file server along with running virtual machines for things like openvpn and a remote Linux shell.

There are many solutions for remote access, vnc, remote desktop, back to my Mac etc. if your tech savy a decent Linux machine works wonders for this as well.

I doubt you would be transferring 10k raw files over the Internet back home though. Just make sure you have a backup of your backup in case a drive goes bad.


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Feb 04, 2012 03:24 |  #3

Do you really need live access to that amount of data? If not delete the images you don't need any more, archive the ones you want to keep but don't need online to two hard drives (one offsite one onsite), and keep using the 2TB.

There are any number of ways of doing what you want. A server with disk, a NAS, or simply a USB drive.


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