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Brad Harris:
Who is multi tracking shows (Dante/USB/AVB/etc) to DAW, and how are you archiving after the gig?


Assortment of hard-drives, servers, cloud?


What about software? Any filing/naming conventions, archival database?


Any differences in workflow for tour/multi day events and single one offs?




Brad

Corey Scogin:
I've been doing this for over a decade but only for a handful shows a year average.

I convert the uncompressed audio tracks to FLAC and archive on a local disk in my home desktop, organized in folders by date with the show title included.
If I do a mixdown, those get saved in FLAC format also with song titles if I have them in a "mixed" folder underneath the project folder.

ALAC is another option for archive format if that works better with your workflow. I use Reaper as a DAW which can natively use FLAC for track sources and output.
**caveat: FLAC and ALAC do not store any timecode as far as I know so pulling an archive to use alongside other media sources will require manual sync.

All that gets backed up to another local disk and to Crashplan (https://www.crashplan.com).

After the data grows much larger than what I have now, a different solution may be needed. For now, disk space technology is keeping up with my requirements without breaking the bank.
Other options for online archive are AWS S3 Glacier and Wasabi (https://wasabi.com). Those can get pricey depending on the usage: total data stored, data in, data out, etc.

Frank Koenig:

--- Quote from: Corey Scogin on June 09, 2021, 11:42:28 am ---Other options for online archive are AWS S3 Glacier and Wasabi (https://wasabi.com). Those can get pricey depending on the usage: total data stored, data in, data out, etc.
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A plug for Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (AWS S3). They charge by the MB and it may be less than you think. I don't have huge audio files but all my pictures and other stuff I care about are backed up there and it runs around $2.50 / month. I love the command line interface. --Frank

Corey Scogin:

--- Quote from: Frank Koenig on June 09, 2021, 11:55:15 am ---A plug for Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (AWS S3). They charge by the MB and it may be less than you think. I don't have huge audio files but all my pictures and other stuff I care about are backed up there and it runs around $2.50 / month. I love the command line interface. --Frank

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Yes...but caveats abound when working with the various storage tiers. 10TB at S3 Standard would be ~$230/mo but at "Deep Archive" it's ~$9.90.
"Deep archive" and Glacier require time to retrieve. Some tiers have data retrieval costs. All tiers incur data transfer costs coming back out of S3.
To get that entire 10TB back out would be ~$810 unless you pulled no more than 1TB/mo in which case it would be free.

You just have to be careful. You won't be warned before incurring charges.

Justice C. Bigler:
I can't imagine how long it would take me to up load 10TB over my satellite internet connection. I doubt that my connection would even stay stable long enough to finish the upload.

I store my stuff on hard drives.

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