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Do you usually archive your favourite anime series? Why?
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I generally archive nearly every decent series. I tend to download and archive 720p files, but also check anibin in case some series are rendered in 1080p.

I have over 2TB of anime in my hard drives.
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>>101790904
aye, because hoarding mentality.
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>>101790945
Yes, I also have problems deleting series because it is sometimes very difficult to find them again.
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>>101790904
More like never deleting anything I've ever downloaded. As a result I have over 3 TB of anime that I'll probably never even touch again. For some reason, I just can't bring myself to delete them.
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>HDD
>not VHS
pleb
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>>101791889
That's exactly what happens to me. The strange part is that I don't do this with regular series (non-animated ones).
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>>101790904
I delete anime after I finish watching it, I don't need archives of shit I'm not gonna watch again
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>>101793227
>I don't need archives of shit I'm not gonna watch again

How do you know? There have been series I cancelled and then regretted doing so later on.
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I do because every 2 years or so I go on vacation to my home country and share anime with old friends.
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>>101793320
then I'll download it again I don't have poorfag internet there is no reason for an archive if you really love something buy it
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>>101793411
>buy it
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>>101793411
>loving things
>buying things
Look at this faggot.
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I have two terabytes filled with anime but have only rewatched less than ten series. I have a fear that one day the internet will be fucked by the jews and I can't access things anymore.
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>>101793462
>>101793510
this is why you will never be a little girl
not with such impure hearts as those
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>>101793626
>I have a fear that one day the internet will be fucked by the jews and I can't access things anymore.
Anime Doomsday Prepper.
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I usually archive almost everything, I even keep a 1:1 backup of all of it.
Currently at the 2.5 TB range or so on 2 3TB drives (one is a backup).

Started recently deleting series I know for certain I will never watch again to make space (See: Queen's blade and co.)
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>>101790904
In the D disk (safe) I have the 4 seasons of my waifu, the other garbage I just watch and delete are on the C disk
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>>101790904
Yes, and I also archive my backlog and series that I didn't think were shit. Probably because I'm sentimental as fuck.
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Yes,because you gonna have a hard time finding old anime to watch
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>>101790904
Because the internet is going to be a completely different place 10 years from now and it will be extremely hard to get free media.

Big corps have been chipping away at the freedom of the internet for over a decade now and they will keep doing so until they have effective control over it.
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>>101794270
>implying

If things got bad enough, we would switch over to any other alternative that could completely take a shit on any efforts to lock down the web.
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>>101794386
>we would switch over to any other alternative that could completely take a shit on any efforts to lock down the web
Like what?
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>>101793742
Good taste for Louise anon
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>>101794509
We'll use an underground international newspaper and then mail DVDs to each other.
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>>101794509
Cheaply, things could function off a wireless mesh network using more modern methods which would make it completely impossible to lock down the new network(s).

With some backing, the entire internet backbone could be rebuilt piece by piece using the same aforementioned methods.

Alternatively, everyone and their mother switches to stuff like TOR or they lose access to sites hosted only from inside that network.

The list of alternatives could go on forever.

The only reason a move to a newer system hasn't already started is because it isn't needed yet.
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>>101790904
I archive nearly everything. Cause I can.

So when the internet gets taken down I can have terabytes upon terabytes of fap material stashed away.
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>>101793626
This is what I think. We've almost been fucked over a couple of times by kikes.
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>>101794587
bitch please "Galaxy Angel"
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>>101791917
>VHS
>Not 8-inch floppy disk

Ultrapleb.
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>>101790904
Yes.
I'm a newfag and I have a tera worth of anime.
Only because I don't have another hdd otherwise I'd have 2 or 3 TB.
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>>101790904
rhetorical question
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Yeah. I've been having to delete a lot of anime lately because I'm running out of space, but I keep all of my top anime on there. I also keep all of my VNs except the really shitty ones
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>>101795361
>8-inch floppy disk
>not punch cards
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>>101790904
more Drossel
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>>101794587
>mfw I thought the same

Someone should revive the author and get us a S5
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>>101795572
>punch cards
>not printed paper
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>>101796678
>Printed Paper
>Not hand sewed tapestry.
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>>101796762
>hand sewed tapestry
>not rock painting
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>>101790904
No, I archive everything.
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do you archive fansub releases or licensed BDs
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>>101797388
Fansubs until the BD's are released, then I'll switch.
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>>101797494
what if the subs are worse
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>>101791917
>>101795361
>>101795572
>>101796678
>>101796762
>>101796843
Keep going.

Let's see where this leads.
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>>101797534
>subs
>Not knowing moon

Anon please, go to your local japanese school and learn moon
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Yes, but I don't have backups.
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>>101797863
>Local Japanese school.

If only.
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>>101796843
>Rock painting
>Not pissing in the dirt
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>>101797919
>pissing in the dirt
>not archiving your animes in fossil form
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>>101797877
I see you like to live dangerously.
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>>101797899
I know anon ;_;

I actually called some guy a faggot after he told me he was learning moon, even though I want to learn moon myself
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No, why? I stream it XD
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>>101797863
Last time I went there, they thought I was a child molester.
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>>101798008
>>101797899
>>101797863
>Learning a dead language
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>>101798047
>Relying on fansubbers who don't even speak english.
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>>101798046
Well, considering you most likely went in wearing a shirt saying something like "Kawaii in the street, Sempai in the sheets" and talking about how amazing DFC is, I can see that happening
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>>101790945
I have 4tb yet it's so hard to delete something
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There's no reason to delete anything anymore.

Storage is dirt cheep and getting cheeper so its easier just to save everything.
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I archive my favorite shows and the ones I expect to be hard or take long to download again. My uncut Area 88 rips are valuable. The only problem is that I can't save good rips of movies without splitting them.

Backup of a backup of a backup territory is only my image collections.
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>>101798047
>wanting people to chew your food for you for the rest of your pathetic life
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>>101798212
How do you deal with your information slowly losing itself to time?

Bitrot is real anon
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Left one is BD only.

Am I doing it right?
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>>101798215
>why not when people will do it
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>>101798312
a-are you me ?
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>>101798265
Well what you gonna do, cloud storage terabytes worth of it?
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>>101798265
You convert everything to FLAC.
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>>101798212
This shit exactly.
I have found some torrents that went down the day after, or for some reason found links to download a specific shit the way I wanted it in a dead forum.
Many people like to think that shit in the internet lasts forever but if no one cares to store it then it will eventually disappear.
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>>101797965
>fossils
>not SSD
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>>101793654
But not all little girls are pure. I wanna be a slutty loli
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>>101798639
>SSD
>Not encrypting them and sending them to your own satellite.
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>>101798713

>Not memorizing perfectly every 1 and 0 of the data and them playing them in your head.
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>>101798766
>Playing them in your head
>Not paying somebody to describe every frame of anime.
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>>101794667
>yet
and that's the part I hate
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>>101798480
How do I turn everything into FLAC and how is FLAC unaffected?
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>>101799001
Open command prompt and type "turn_into_flac *"
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>>101798837
>Paying somebody to describe every frame
>Not paying somebody to draw every frame
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>>101798837
>Not paying somebody to describe every frame of anime.
>Not paying someone to be you're waifu
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>>101799091
Not having a private anime studio that will animate your favorite series and extra seasons that don't exist for you at your command.
>>101799054
Stop trying to ruse him. Also
>command prompt
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>>101799091
>he takes 7 years to draw one season
>we redline now
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>>101798871
By the time we need it, it might be too difficult to get an alternative up and running.
Packet radio could be a nice place to start though.
With its long ranges and whatnot.
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>>101799101
>paying a prostitute
>not just killing their pimp and enslaving them.
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>>101799118
I swear if I had enough money, I would fund anime that needs to happen or that I like.
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>>101790904
this image is really cute
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>>101799180
>10 seasons of High school DxD

Yes I would like that
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>>101799180

>A continuation of DMC.

Yes pretty please.
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>>101799001
FLAC is affected by bitrot. All data is. You solve this by using ZFS in a mirrored or RAIDZ configuration.

I don't understand why there's always someone on /a/ bitching about people archiving anime. Storage is practically free, and what the fuck do they care anyway?
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>>101799299
>ZFS in a mirrored or RAIDZ configuration.

Simple as fuck eh?
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>>101799242
>xD
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I have terabytes of my old anime and I never ever rewatch it. I really should delete it all since I can just stream old series. I have a VPN set up so I can access all of my anime anywhere as long as I have an internet connection, but north american internet is way too slow to take advantage of it.
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I archive about everything I watch unless I really dislike it. Especially when it's a rip of something that isn't that easy to find.
I did the same with games back in the day, but finding a download link for those is piss easy compared to getting some shows in a decent quality.
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How long does it take for my 720p anime to rot enough to be noticeable?
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>>101799658
About six months
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Should I buy an internal 2tb for my new computer just for anime or buy an enternal?
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>>101799790
Are you being serious?

Shouldn't it take a bit longer?
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Just save them into a DVD and take good care of it it should last about 50-75 years which by then you're too old to care about them.
Besides DVD cost less on the long run then HDD and have less failure rate.
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>>101799793
>enternal

Buy 2 drives, and back up shit in one, and back to the other every few weeks, to avoid losing your anime. Or having it rot
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>>101799899
>Are you being serious?
No, it's actually closer to ~3 months
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>>101800068
Jesus christ wtf
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>>101799899
Stop it. Just google for 'bit rot'.
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>>101799942
Fuck. Excuse the spelling mistake. I can barely type in the cold.
My main HHD is gonna 3tb. Should I back up to there?
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>>101800068
topkek

People will start buying radiation protected drives enclosed in a lead case if this shit goes on.
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I only archive shit that I know will be hard to find, manga that I liked, and anime that I want to show my kids.
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>>101800177
Some of it actually comes from cosmic rays fucking with the magnets in your HDD, better start lining your shit with led
>>101800247
Stop trying to screw anon's archives up. I know what you're up to Mr. Disinfo Agent
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>>101800247
You mean you don't? We all need to shield our data from interstellar radiation. Certain formats have built in redundancy and self correcting compression so there is no noticeable degradation over time. The biggest problem is ionizing gamma radiation from our very own sun, so you should keep your hard disks out of direct sunlight.
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>>101800435
>Some of it actually comes from cosmic rays fucking with the magnets in your HDD, better start lining your shit with led

Isn't it easier to just past some magnets until it fixes itself? You know like some really old tv's
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>>101793626
I have the same fear so I download stuff all the time in preparation. I don't even plan to watch it anytime soon.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit_rot

This but a bunch of bullshit
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>>101794623
i like it
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>>101799171
damn this got dark pretty quick
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>>101800792

>not meticulously SHA-2 cataloging your files
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Yes, I save all shows that I like.
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>>101794270
If things get to this point, you'll be busy fighting for your life, or trying to get medical supplies, affordable pure water (in case of Veolia takeover of all water distribution) and non-toxic food (Monsanto, soon) like in every dystopian hellhole.

You will not have time to watch chinese cartoons, and/or electric power will be too expensive to waste on useless electronics (solar panels will probably be outlawed, remember that in some states, if you collect rain water, you go to jail.).

I have over 2TB of anime and I'm slowly deleting everything because hoarding virtual (or material) stuff is pointless. Remember : you will die. 4 classmates of mine recently died in a car crash, that's a powerful reality check.

Archiving anime is only useful if you plan to have kids or if you actually know /a/nons irl. If you're childless and surrounded by normals, it is pointless. You'll have no one to share your anime with, and you won't rewatch even 5% of it.

And I guarantee you that one day, you'll be tired of watching anime.
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>>101801513
>And I guarantee you that one day, you'll be tired of watching anime.

lel
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>>101801513
>And I guarantee you that one day, you'll be tired of watching anime.
hue
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>>101793626
This.

I've also helped buddies through hard drive crashes.
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>>101801513
>if you collect rain water, you go to jail.

How in the fuck this is a crime? HOW IN THE HOLY FUCK?
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>>101801618
You compete with the water company. Gonna need a water license for that.
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>>101801363
What, you don't kill pimps to give prostitutes a decent place to live?
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>>101801959
Wait you don't kill prostitutes to give pimps a decent place to live?
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>>101801669
I'm surprised hunting is not a crime. Or growing your own vegetables. Or many other things where companies have a stake in.
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>>101801513
>And I guarantee you that one day, you'll be tired of watching anime.
Well, I've been watching anime for over 20 years now.

That time is either gonna happen really soon, or it's never gonna happen at all.
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>>101802936
Holy shit, oldman, pleas leave.

r u roricon?
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>>101801513
Nah, here's the thing. What you already have downloaded is safe. If the hammer comes down and the internet dies, you won't be able to download anything else. At that point, you'd better have a backlog ready to last you long enough for as long as it takes. So you don't archive shows you've seen (unless you think they're rare enough that they'll get you leverage in a scarcity-based trading channel), you archive what you haven't seen.

As to the "You'll grow out of it" thing, the same thing has been said to followers of any hobby. Don't presume to say that your experience is the same as every other experience unless you want to look like a fool.
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whats the most convenient way to back things up

I have:

2 x 500gb internal HDD
500gb external HDD
2tb internal HDD
3tb external HDD

are online backups good? I have only 15Mb down and 1Mb up

I also don't know how to set it up so I can access my HDDs online from a diff pc and if it's worth learning since i might never use it
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>>101803006
How is little girl lolicon?
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>>101804826
wat
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>>101804870
WE ARE ALL OF LITTLE GIRL HERE
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I archive everything, including anime I don't like.
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>>101804470
online backup is not for you
have the anime local in case of internet failure
not to mention your internet is not fit for upload a lot

TLDR; store shit on external HDD´s
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I have the vast majority of all anime ever released to the internet since 1998. Even series I don't watch, I will archive for later.

In the early days they were burned to CDs and put in binders, and later DVDs. I have a big storage rack of CD binders.

For current anime (2010 and newer) it is mostly on external hard drives, or lives on one of the 6 internal hard drives on my media server.
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>>101805549
Could you post your collection?
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>>101805591
this
would love to see how that looks on the wall
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>>101805549
How much space does that take up?
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>>101805549
Did you sell them for profit? Sounds like it.
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>>101790904
>Do you usually archive your favourite anime series?
I archive ALL anime series I watch.

>Why?
Because HDD space is cheap and because I might want to rewatch them some time in the future.
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>>101805591

It is just a metal rack full of those 100 or 200 disc binders.

Remember a CD only hodls 4 anime episodes, so it was a bulky collection for a while.

I grabbed a random binder and popped in a disc for the screenshot.

it is fun to see who the old fansub groups were back in the day.
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>>101790904
I archive everything, because I share it with some friends.
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>>101805874

Here is a quick photo from one of the binders. There are many of these binders. I only watched about 4-5 episodes of pic related, but I have it all anyway, just like every other series released that year (and every year).

>Did you sell them for profit? Sounds like it.

How the fuck do you sell fansubs? This is just simple hoarding for personal use.
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should I buy another 3tb external HDD for $75 after rebate, using some of my gift cards

gets kind of hot so I'm just going to use it for backups
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>>101801513
>If things get to this point, you'll be busy fighting for your life, or trying to get medical supplies, affordable pure water [...]
Utter nonsense. Around the early 00s, the internet was a completely different place when it comes to piracy. When torrents came up and became popular ANYTHING was instantly and publicly available and you didn't have to worry at all about being caught.

E-Books, music, films, anime, manga, ... - nobody gave a crap. The internet was a goldmine for rare and obscure shit.

This has changed significantly. Corporations have been fighting piracy and that's why you'll have a much harder time finding certain things online nowadays. Especially when it comes to obscure stuff, simply because people have become more careful when it comes to sharing things. Popular stuff is still available, but it has been poisoned by anti-piracy lawyers. File sharing has become way more decentralised, similar to the state it was in after the big P2P networks died. Things aren't going to get better.

>I have over 2TB of anime and I'm slowly deleting everything because hoarding virtual (or material) stuff is pointless. Remember : you will die. 4 classmates of mine recently died in a car crash, that's a powerful reality check.
Sounds like normalfag talk to me.

>Archiving anime is only useful if you plan to have kids or if you actually know /a/nons irl.
Sounds like even more normalfag talk to me. Why would anyone want to watch anime with people in real life?

>If you're childless and surrounded by normals, it is pointless. You'll have no one to share your anime with, and you won't rewatch even 5% of it.
You archive it simply because you might not be able to easily grab it some time in the future.

>And I guarantee you that one day, you'll be tired of watching anime.
And you guarantee you based on what? Based on your normalfag experience?
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Will we come a point where there will be threads on /a/ asking for people to temporarily upload an anime to somwhere so you can download it?
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I fear for a for a zombie apocolypse in the near future

I have prepared a lot of stuff and hoarding data is part of that. I live right next to an river connected to a spring and made some calculations to make sure I have enough power all year to cook simple food and watch anime/play vidya

I currently have 3.7TB of anime and plan on dedicating another drive soon
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I have about 6TB of anime.

I like collecting things, I have hundreds of video games, too. I'm also starting to collect manga.

I feel bad for people who will never know the feeling of having everything at your fingertips.
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I don't bother.
It takes like a few hours maximum to download a show if I need to watch it again. No reason to keep it.
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>>101805874
>>101806245
Wow I used to do this too, except with only 200-300 discs.
Then I upgraded to DVDs, which usually held around one season at a time.
Brings be back to old fansubbers like SS-Eclipse and such
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I archive quite a bit archived because it is my belief that the business-friendly lawmakers will keep trying to pass newer versions of ACTA and SOPA and one day they will succeed whilst everyone is busy napping.

To protect the data quality, I use the latest version of "parchive" so that I can repair the anime files from minor. The best GUI tool for that is currently MultiPar:

http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA021385/
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>>101805549
Do you worry about dye degredation on the CDs? I can't imagine you have a rack full of Verbatim archival quality discs. Some of the older ones might not even be usable at this point.
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>>101807188
This is a really fucking good idea. It never occurred to me to par2 my collection.
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>>101790904
Because I will watch them again in the future.
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>>101807449
>http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA021385/

What's par2?
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>Optical discs
>Measuring your accumulated anime in GB

Get on my 14+TB level, garbage.
>Every SATA port occupied, every spare PCI slot filled with a SATA expansion card
>BluRay rips falling out my pockets like spaghetti

>.avi is a scourge to be hunted down and culled
>matroska master race only 20GB away from final solution
>1000-year anime hoarding reich (or until a drive craps out - likely next Thursday)
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No because archiving VNs takes up all my space.
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>>101807695
>Get on my 14+TB level, garbage.
Low tier son
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>>101807574
It's a file format designed to protect other files from corruption. It's short for parity. You take a file, make a par file of it, and then if it ever gets corrupted you can run that par file against it to fix it. It's how people on usenet distribute files, since usenet is fucking shit and doesn't have built-in hash checking like bittorrent. Also, apparently there are par3 files now and I'm behind the times.
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>>101801513
>I have over 2TB of anime and I'm slowly deleting everything because hoarding virtual (or material) stuff is pointless. Remember : you will die. 4 classmates of mine recently died in a car crash, that's a powerful reality check.
Look at this euphoria.
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>>101801513
That logic doesn't make sense to me. "You're going to die eventually so stop collecting things you like!"

People like you are the reason we are missing 90% of the media made before 1960. They just erased that shit. Doctor Who fans mourn that viewpoint to this day because of it. I don't want the stuff I like to ever disappear. And with how fucking difficult it is to track down some of it, I'd rather be safe than sorry.
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>>101807829

Actually I want eternal longevity to be real in the coming decades, so I can have figures and not feel awkward by having them and being old.
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>>101807966

In fact you dying doesn't mean other people will not enjoy the same things as you. You are just being an ass hole by not preserving that media.
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>>101790904
Archive everything. I share with friends and provide material for people doing panels and video room material for cons.

Between anime, toku, us cartoons and british stuff... 15TB. I'm adding another 20TB soon, but one of the drives arrived DOA.
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I used to save all my anime but I don't bother anymore. There's less than a dozen shows that I've rewatched anyways. Having hundreds of shows saved up and accessible in a second is useless if you don't ever go back and watch the shows again.
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>>101807813
>Low tier
I apologise for also liking western TV and games
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>>101808135
>british stuff

where can I download hserlock?
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>>101799444
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is it really necessary to prevent digital decay of your backups? I thought it was a troll
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>>101808143
are you me?
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>>101808271
It's not completely necessary, but I don't see why not. If you want to, then use parity files. If you don't, don't.
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>>101808271
Does digital decay happen if I have my HDD disconnected from my PC?
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>>101808227
>has never seen that joke
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>>101808428
Of course dummy, it happens all the time from the lizardmen sending electrical currents through the atmosphere. And don't forget.
>THE PRESSURE
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I like archiving. Some of these shows are near impossible to find now like birdy.
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>>101808831
>No DAL

Pleb taste
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>>101808997
>Those names
8/10, not bad.
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>>101790904
I don't because I only watch it once. Few exceptions were dowloaded afterwards in better quality to rewatch. Download limits, top kek. And I'm supposed to live in 3rd world coutry
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>>101810718
What country would this be anon?
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>>101810718
>And I'm supposed to live in 3rd world coutry
Finland?
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>>101808428
Digital decay doesn't really happen on HDDs. And if it does, it takes a long time. It's different than burned optical media (not pressed, which is why retail discs last so long) where the dyes used in the discs degrade fairly quickly. You can minimize that by keeping them stored in a dark, dry area, but it will still happen,.
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>>101810863
>>101810847
>>101810847
Poland, 20 Mb/s without limits for 10$/month
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>>101811077
>I live in an actual third world country, 2Mb/s for $30, no limits.

Poland a shit
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>>101811077
Poland is second world
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>>101790904
>Do you usually archive your favourite anime series? Why?

Yes.

One reason: to give to other people later. Some of them have shitty connections, or are more likely to watch something handed to them than remember to go download it on their own. Some of them I might not have even met yet, or I've met them but they don't watch anime yet.

Another reason: because seeding drops off drastically once a show has ended, and continues to drop after that forever. Ever try getting something old that you didn't know about at the time? So you search, and you find the ten year old series has a five year old batch torrent seeded for only four hours a day by an Iranian farmer with dialup?

Sometimes I just want to rewatch a memorable scene or two, or take a screencap or something, and I'm not going to go on a three month piecemeal trickle torrent odyssey when I could just reach over and plug in this big cheap external drive I saved it to.
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When the happening comes, you'll regret deleting all those hours of free entertainment.
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I think we should all give our thanks ti BakaBT for what they are doing.

I sure do.
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>>101812523
And thanks to those retards keeping up their ratios by seeding. God bless these uncultured bumpkins.
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>>101805591
>Could you post your collection?
>>101805648
>would love to see how that looks on the wall

It isn't pretty. A Costco steel rack lives in the dirty old storage room full of CD binders.

Several rows of binders (mostly the CDs) and on top are 20 or so spindles of burned DVDs waiting to be sorted. Most are the 100 disc packs, and there are anotehr 8 or so 50 packs partially sorted.

I am very lazy when it comes to burning or sorting, so most of what you see here is the older 1998-2008 collection.

Most modern anime lives on the 6 internal hard drives on the media server, and multiple external hard drives.

My collection is bloated because I have multiple copies of each episode (different fansubbers, different levels of quality, etc). I do a daily batch download of every single anime episode as they are released from every major group, and thus it is a mess to sort out.
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>>101812942
What, you archive releases from every group instead of just what you consider the best for a show?

Do you do that with BD releases too?
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>>101798265
>How do you deal with your information slowly losing itself to time?
>Bitrot is real anon

I've noticed bitrot appearing on occasion with the anime episodes. That's because I use RapidCRC to make sure each filename also has the CRC value for checking if some bits have demagnetized themselves from the hard drive.

I repair the problem using some overhead byes saved to a separate file. You might already know about repair overhead from using RAR archives which can repair themselves if you set aside some overhead bytes. For anime files, I use parchive via the MultiPAR gui interface.

Explanation of method:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parchive

Convenient GUI tool:
http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA021385/
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>>101813040

>What, you archive releases from every group instead of just what you consider the best for a show?

This habbit came fro mthe 90s and early 2000s when the fansub groups had short life spans and inconsistent quality.

You would find a group you like and then after episode 7 they would be writing exams and stop released it for a month, or give up entirely and the group would fold.

The goal was to complete a full run and then delete to other groups after you had a full season you were happy with, but i fell behind on sorting over a decade ago.

Thus I still have everything ever released...
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>>101813100
Fuck this shit, I just gonna buy 2 3TB HDDs and just rewrite the info on each of them every now and then.
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>>101813211
>Thus I still have everything ever released...
Yeah, but what you said made it sound like you still do it with current releases.
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>>101813283

>what you said made it sound like you still do it with current releases.

Hah a I still do.

Morning ritual is:
1) wake up
2) Start batch download of all anime released that day. Every series from every group
3) shit, shower, shave
4) Go to work

Like I said, that habbit started out of necessity, but it never went away.
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>>101813259
what do you mean by rewrite the info
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>>101813504

So you won't delete older versions? even if they are fuck up?
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>>101790904
I archive anime because it's pretty much the only thing that fills my harddrives. I don't know why I do it, I just do. Other people collect stamps, I collect data...
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>>101813690
Copy and replace the info
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>>101813737

If I get around to it and notice a group dropped a given series I will purge all copies of it. IF I get around to it, which is rare.

I am an incredibly lazy person.

I was planning to recruit a motivated person to trim my archive of redundant info, and then sort it season-by-season into binders. These are things I drag my heels on.

I had an unemployed buddy I was going to hire to do this, but he got a job.
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>>101813973

No, I meant keeping v1, v2 an so on from the same episode and group.

But yeah I somehow think it will be healthier for your data to stored on a HDD.
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>>101813973
He'll get fired soon
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>>101814106

Oh I do try and purge v1, v2 duplicates. Like when they fix typos I will purge the original. Small stuff like that I can take care of as it comes up.

But in terms of keeping a 10 bit and a 480p release of the same series, I do that for wider compatibility depending on where it will be watched. The newer media PCs in my home can obvious run HD anime no problem, but one of the older media PCs struggles a bit in terms of frame rate, especially when panning. My nexus 7 also doesn't like 10 bit anime that much.
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I archive anime for the inevitable day when the internet gets completely fucked and all forms pirating and file sharing become regulated, making it hard to impossible to find old series.
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>>101813973
How rich are you to throw your money around like that?
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I have a 2tb backlog drive jammed full of stuff I've yet to watch, and everything from current seasons that I'm currently watching
I have a 1tb drive that has about 300gb of stuff that I told myself I liked enough to rewatch some day (though at this point I probably won't)
And I've probably deleted a few tb worth of stuff that I watched once and forgot about.

Also I want that fuckin Fireball fig, OP. I want dat Fireball fig so bad you don't even know.

Also god damn it I hate having to disable 4chan X just to be able to post, since none of the forks have updated yet to handle this new capcha method
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>>101801513
>You will not have time to watch chinese cartoons

There will always be time to watch muh chinese cartoons.
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>>101810863
>3rd world coutry
>Finland?
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>>101814576
>How rich are you to throw your money around like that?

Buying DVD spindles and external hard drives isn't expensive.

If you mean paying a buddy $20/hour to sort my collection? That would be a one time thing and it would be doing me a huge favor. Truth be told I would end up paying him in beer. I hardly call that "throwing money around".
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>>101814929

You are doing God's work anon, for there will be a time we won't have our chinese cartoons and we will have to rely on the kindness of people like you.
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>>101814895
Yes, actually. The system comes from the Cold War. First world = NATO, Second world = Commies, Third world = Unaligned
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_World
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>>101814655
>DeadFish

You have dishonored your family
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>>101815448

I'm not archiving it and I couldn't find the full anime subbed anywhere else.
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>he doesn't download BDMVs, DVD5s and DVD9s of [anime]

You don't deserve of being called an archiver
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>>101815893
Do you actually archive BDMVs? A 3TB HDD would store fewer than 30 12 episode shows. You'd need something like 4 or 5 TB per season of anime.
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>>101816011
It feels good to have enough money to buy as many HDDs as I want, man.
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Instead of copying from one hard drive to another similar-sized hard drive to refresh the magnetization strength of the bits, you could use Spinrite to refresh the bits.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpinRite
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>>101815098
Meanings change with time.
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>>101816096
Please post pics of your storage setup.
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>>101790904
Yes, because i want to.



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