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post #1 of 7
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Hi Guys

I wanted to start a bit of a discussion in relation to what people back up.

To give a bit of back ground as to where I'm coming from I've got about 2 TB of media and can't decide if I should have it backed. Part of me says its a waste of a 2TB the other half say what if one of the drive fails and it all goes bang. I've got a 4TB external drive and prob another 4TB in H/D's. Anyway thought you guys might have some input as to whether or not I should back it all up.

Let me know what you guys do.
Cheers
post #2 of 7
I have all my data backed up always to 4 different locations and everything updated @ 2 locations every night, 1 every week, and 1 every month last.

I have a bunch of 2TB drives lol.

Mainly my personal documents photos, video, and music is what matters to me the most. That is backed up nightly. My movies, programs, system images, etc are updated weekly-monthly depending on what it is exactly.

Here is a diagram of it all:

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post #3 of 7
I have a hard drive sitting in my closet sitting. every few weeks or so I bring it out and stick it in my hotswap bay. I only back up my music movie and pic collection. I never back up my windows install's.... just the pics movies and music.
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What about cloud backup, anyone use those services?
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Originally Posted by iknownothing View Post

What about cloud backup, anyone use those services?

While good in theory the amount of space media takes (especially lossless music or high def videos) combined with the generally extremely slow upload rates (often times under 10Mbps) makes it impractical for all but the most important of data.
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I backup everything every other week or so. My main data drive is 2x1TBs in raid 0 and I back it up on to a single 2TB drive. Must not lose anything...
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Everything is backed up including a refreshed C: Image every 24 hours on a dedicated scratch/download HDD.
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