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I don't see myself deleting 5TB worth of data all at once, unless I experience some sort of temporary insanity moment (or whatever it's called, that gets violent offenders off the hook).

What's your typical growth rate? What do you need the newly freed space for?

So far my backup set size is growing slowly enough to match the evolution of single-disk capacity. I currently have 10TB drives - the live one, an offline backup sitting next to it, and an off-site backup. I'd rather be able to keep a backup on a single drive than have a RAID so large that I can't back it up.

The problem (as I see it) with RAID setups is that you can't back them up onto another set of drives, and then bring those drives on another system and "just start using it"...unless the RAID hardware is absolutely identical...? And I've had a RAID controller die on me...with perfectly functional drives...but I couldn't use them with another controller in another box.

As for deleting old stuff...typically the older the bits, the smaller the set...meaning, old programs tend to be a lot smaller than newer ones...same with old pictures (lower resolution) and video files (lower bit rate). So when compared to the total disk capacity, I find it's never worth my time to try to decide what old material to get rid of since it represents such a small percentage of it. It'd be easier to delete the newer stuff, but typically if it's been added to the backup set, it's because I want to hang on to it...end result: I'm a hoarder.

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