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Bruce n Philly
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Data Backup Systems and Approach Recommendations


FWIW,

I wrote up a set of recommendations on my blog for a backup approach for homes and offices you may find helpful. Comments and experiences are welcome. (I make no money from this at all.... darn.)

Click here for my blog entry on backup systems.

The original thread that got me going is here:

Old FM thread on backups

Here is quick summary of my recommendations from my blog post:

Clone every PC’s main hard drive using Acronis – This makes a backup of C: drive data and operating system to a fully bootable spare drive; don’t clone the extra drives in your PC, just the one you boot from.

Backup all PCs to a network attached storage (NAS) device like a NetGear ReadyNAS or equivalent configured for RAID 5/X using Acronis’s backup software or Microsoft’s free SyncToy software in ECHO mode – This is your traditional data backup.

Backup your backup to a big independent hard drive or to an offsite storage facility –This item is optional but worth it should there be a serious incident like a fire or lighting strike. A system like a ReadyNAS can do this unattended both to a big drive or to an offsite storage company.

Don’t use an independent drive like a drive attached to a PC with a USB cable. They work, but will be problematic in the future.

Put your NAS and network components on a dedicated, small, battery backup for protection.

Hope this helps.

Bruce In Philly
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Click here for my blog entry on backup systems.

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Aug 17, 2012 at 06:34 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Data Backup Systems and Approach Recommendations


I am someone who is crazy about doing backups because of the number of failed drives I've worked with, and I'm exploring this is as a good option as well, you may want to take a look and consider this as well.
http://gizmodo.com/5936507/amazon-glacier-locks-your-data-in-a-fortress-of-solitude
http://aws.amazon.com/glacier/



Aug 29, 2012 at 09:38 AM





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