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Home Storage Management – Week 1

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So after discussions on home storage, I’m going to do a weekly cleanup/report on what I’ve achieved. Here’s the baseline;

Main Server; 927GB of usable storage (via Drobo) – 768GB in use. (82.84%). In fact I’ve consolidated a pair of mirrored 400GB drives onto the Drobo to make the full 768GB, so I’ve already freed these drives to be removed.


C: – 103GB total, 75.4GB in use (73.2%)

L: – 38.7GB, 34.85GB in use (90%)

I’ve included both C: (O/S) and L: (data) as my offline folder is on the C: drive


C: – 57.2GB – 34.3GB used (60%)

D: – 97.6GB – 4GB used (4.1%)

E: – 274GB – 133GB used (48.5%)

So that’s the baseline. The first saving is to delete the Exchange backup – 314GB. More to follow.

About Chris M Evans

Chris M Evans has worked in the technology industry since 1987, starting as a systems programmer on the IBM mainframe platform, while retaining an interest in storage. After working abroad, he co-founded an Internet-based music distribution company during the .com era, returning to consultancy in the new millennium. In 2009 Chris co-founded Langton Blue Ltd (www.langtonblue.com), a boutique consultancy firm focused on delivering business benefit through efficient technology deployments. Chris writes a popular blog at http://blog.architecting.it, attends many conferences and invitation-only events and can be found providing regular industry contributions through Twitter (@chrismevans) and other social media outlets.
  • Wheels

    Just thought I would chip into this one as I always seem to be buying more storage:

    Laptop 1: 120GB – 78GB Used

    Laptop 2: 120GB – 35GB Used

    QNAP NAS: 1TB RAID1 – 350GB Used

    Backup Disk 1: 320GB – 200GB Used (Mac Time Machine)

    Backup Disk 2: 500GB – 350GB Used (NAS Backup)

    Backup Disk 3: 500GB – 0GB Used

    I will look at how that data is made up and post next time.


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