Over the past week, I’ve been attempting to get around to some cyber-housecleaning. As you may know from previous articles, I have a networked-attached storage (NAS) storage device by manufacturer Thecus which has 5x 2 TB drives configured in RAID-5 array.
I’m always outage/data-loss conscious, so I implement a somewhat rigorous backup process from time to time – usually bi-annually. This year, I’ve managed to offload (by burning to BluRay discs and then moving to an external HDD) and create nearly 3 TB in free space. Using the impressive WinDirStat utility (which is free), I’m able to get a graphical view of storage allocation:
It is very nice and somewhat rewarding to see that massive grey box full of unallocated storage! Now if only I could keep my office as neat and tidy..
Here’s a Visio diagram representing the current allocation of storage: