I originally purchased these drives for use in a 32bit FreeNAS deployed on an ancient Dell for our church office staff. They didn't really understand how to use network storage and the FreeNAS was turned off and stored. It sat in a closet for almost 2 years, off. That PC was recently discarded, & I pulled the drives for this new project.
Thanks for your explanation of the RAID mirror vs rsnapshot plugin and I will consider it. If this archiving works out, I will be moving to larger drives anyway because the school has to maintain three months of CCTV at a reasonable resolution.
Thank you again for taking the time to assist me.
I really appreciate it.
Thank you again as well. I appreciate you patience.
I didn't expect instant responses to my questions, but I thought 24 hours should achieve some response. When I noticed that I had notices on the top of the window, I followed them to responses.
Sorry about the length of my post. I'll do better.