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WHat would be the best way to backup all of my documents and such.. I don't know why but I have gotten paranoid and worrying about my HDD failing and me losing all of my ****.. I have had numerous external and portable hard drives fail on me.. I need something that won't fail on me..

Any suggestions?

Thanks
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post #2 of 13
Are you looking for a manual or automated solution? And where do you want to back up to?
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post #3 of 13
I use a thing called Gmail. Let them back up your stuff.
 
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I have a couple hundred GBs of content that I need to get backed up.. Gmail would be insufficient in this case
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post #5 of 13
I use two free tools to keep backed up. Macrium Reflect Free to take system images so I can get up and running rapidly. FreeFileSync to sync my various documents/pictures/data files with other drives and over my local network to my file server.
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post #6 of 13
Best solution I've found is to buy a normal desktop HDD and put it in an enclosure. That way I know the HDD for my back up is reliable. I've got two drives I back everything up to and the only time they are run is when I do my backups, other than that they are shelved for safe keeping. I'll take them out and plug them up to a mother board and run diagnostic tests on them once every 6 months to make sure they are a-ok.
post #7 of 13
There's online service for everything, that's the safest way.

Nothing is certain but death and taxes.
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post #8 of 13
Dropbox, Skydrive.....and so on.

You could also toss your things onto multiple disks and put one in the car, and the office. Keep them away from your house, just in case.
    
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post #9 of 13
buy 2 WD drives and copy the same things to each one
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by sixor View Post
buy 2 WD drives and copy the same things to each one
That is exactly what i do. Store my very important pic's and doc's on two or more drives. I also use flash drive's for quick install's of programs.
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