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Kingston has terabyte USB 3.0 flash drives. They're about the length of finger, very girthy, and cost $3500. But that's actually a great idea, though it might be cheaper to encrypt them, store the data in a partition that Windows can't read, and then bury them around the city. The P.O. box can be traced back to you too, but probably nobody is going to commit a felony to steal your flash drives while finding them buried takes a shovel and metal detector.

Lol, I was thinking more along the lines of a couple of Western Digital My Passport 2TB inside WD Nomad cases with data encrypted using TrueCrypt. I'm not as manic as AMD SLI guru's co-worker when it comes to privacy. Besides, it's not like it'll have any state secrets anyway. I'm just doing it for offsite backups that are too big for cloud storage at least given current home broadband speeds. This is what has me interested in CrashPlan. A lot of cloud services offer restore via HDD but so far, CrashPlan is the only one I've seen that offers seeding via HDD.
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...A lot of cloud services offer restore via HDD but so far, CrashPlan is the only one I've seen that offers seeding via HDD.

There is a reason for that. In the past, they have had problems with slow upload speeds. I haven't been to their forums in a while since my Carbonite is paid up to 02/2015.
     
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There is a reason for that. In the past, they have had problems with slow upload speeds. I haven't been to their forums in a while since my Carbonite is paid up to 02/2015.

Even so, with around 4TB of data I'd like to backup and a monthly bandwidth cap of 100GB, Carbonite just isn't an option for me.
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Do you guys manually transfer backup files/folders, create system images, or what?

I have my OS on the C drive and then keep all my media files/Windows user linked through my D drive. What would be the best solution for me?

What do you guys use?
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Do you guys manually transfer backup files/folders, create system images, or what?

I have my OS on the C drive and then keep all my media files/Windows user linked through my D drive. What would be the best solution for me?

What do you guys use?

I've set it up so my secondary drives have about 300-400 GB reserved for shadow copies, which Windows can make automatically on a schedule or manually. I don't have external drives because my build and Steam stole all my money, but I'd like to pick one up and have a Linux distro on it with the most irreplaceable files too so I can boot into Linux and salvage what I can should a virus cripple Windows. That, and a 3 TB WD Red (second one later for RAID 1) are my most immediate concerns.
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Do you guys manually transfer backup files/folders, create system images, or what?

I have my OS on the C drive and then keep all my media files/Windows user linked through my D drive. What would be the best solution for me?

Whatever works for you. I don't think you need a complicated backup system so I'd recommend an external HDD (local backup) paired with a cloud service (offsite backup)

I use Dropbox for offsite and a Robocopy script to backup files to the local file server or external HDDs. I don't bother with images for my custom built desktops. If my OS drive fails, that usually means a fresh start/clean slate. However, I do have factory image backups for the laptops.
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I think people don't realize that raid 0 and raid 1 are different. Also, a good ups would solve that problem of "power issues".

How? A UPS is before the PSU....
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I don't think not knowing the difference between RAID 0 and RAID 1 is the issue as much as knowing RAID 1, 5, 6, 10, etc. are merely redundancies, not backups.

I have a good UPS (Cyberpower PP2200SW). However, a good spike from a lightning strike near the service drop, or even the riser into an underground system, can blow past the utility's arrestors (I used to see the remains when I worked for an electric utility) and right on through any protection you may have. Fortunately, that is and extreme event that is extremely rare.

 

key there is extremely rare. rolleyes.gif

 

 

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Ya think? wink.gif

 

sometimes...

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How? A UPS is before the PSU....

 

If you are having issues with Lightning hitting your house, then I think you have bigger issues. For most everybody, a good UPS will be just fine on helping to regulate power and keeping things running.

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If you are having issues with Lightning hitting your house, then I think you have bigger issues. For most everybody, a good UPS will be just fine on helping to regulate power and keeping things running.

PSU can fail, even good ones. The best UPS in the world won't help against PSU failure.
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