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Poll Results: How do you back up your data?

 
  • 14% (4)
    Online service
  • 39% (11)
    External HDD
  • 25% (7)
    Internal HDD, connected
  • 3% (1)
    Internal HDD, disconnected
  • 10% (3)
    Flash storage
  • 7% (2)
    RAID
28 Total Votes  
post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yep.
post #2 of 14
I backup the, OS from the 60gb ssd to external HDD, music, important docs and movies are in DVD
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post #3 of 14
Windows home server
post #4 of 14
Any thing I have that's really important I keep in on mu lappy, and both HD's in my rig
    
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post #5 of 14
Local server. All laptops and desktops backup weekly or nightly depending on what they do. (My CAD machine backs up nightly, lol)
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post #6 of 14
I back up my SSD to one of my 1.5TB platters.
post #7 of 14
Important files get the cloud offsite treatment.

OS's either get a dedicated backup drive (mbp has one as time machine) or I keep an image of the OS on my file server.

File server runs a RAID. It's not really a backup, but there is some fault tolerance there that I am ok with.
post #8 of 14
I used to run a RAID for backup, but my data was too important to have on a RIAD setup while OCing. So now I have a RAID 0 SSD config with 1Tb x 2 and 1.5Tb x 2 and a 500Gb removable 2.5" HDD. I have all my downloaded software in a folder which is copied to 3 of my HDDs, as well as my pictures and documents backed up to them. All my games are on steam, so they are essentially backed up online.

I bought all these HDDs when they were at rock bottom prices. I paid $54 each for the 1Tb and $64 each for the 1.5Tb HDDs.
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post #9 of 14
Backup? I don't need a backup

I actually was planning how to back up my computer when I bought it but I forgot
Right now, I don't have anything to backup onto apart from by 2TB external drive.
I'll probably use it as internal and take it away from the enclosure
I plan to get a number of drives the same so I just copy & paste data manually so if something goes wrong, I can just get data from them and recopy over again
Edited by GAZ_MAN_432 - 11/5/11 at 9:54am
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post #10 of 14
i voted RAID as i back up my PC data from its RAID1 array to a NAS with a RAID1 array and the final backup is to an external HDD connected to the NAS server.
RAID 1 for mission critcal.
External HDD as another tier as RAID 1 is not a true back up solution.
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