Iv been running a freeNAS box for a few years now. Mainly a media server but also used for backup and archival.
Current total capacity is 15TB. Two arrays of 4 x 3TB drives in Z1.
I was going to order another set of 4x3TB drives and just add it to the pool but then the redundancy gets well a bit redundant.
12 drives with three sets of 4, each set able to have a drive fail and keep functioning. Witch means three total redundant drives. If I was to create a new pool of 12 I would gain some storage space over 3 sets of 4.
The crux of this is I don't have an extra 15TB of storage media kicking around. Nor the funds to build a second NAS to facilitate the move.
I'v been looking, with out success, for a company that rents storage solutions.
There is one. In the UK.
But shipping would be prohibitive.
The Amazon snowball looks neat but I dont think they would send one for a local transfer. They probably want to leverage their cloud services.
Still a neat device.
So now I'm down to scrounging around to find a local company or enough spare storage media from friends to do a fragmented backup over X# of drives to do my migration.
I could do a cloud backup and then restore. But being in Canada slow up speeds and data caps, my ISP would throw a fit.
Any one have other ideas?