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post #51 of 421
Dafuqs a backup?

Ok in all seriousness... I haven't backed up ANYTHING... Nor do I have a need to.
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post #52 of 421
I'm not backing up 586gb of games.

All my important stuff (read: about 4gb) is on my SSD Raid 0, is auto-backed up onto a separate SSD, cloud storage AND my laptop.
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post #53 of 421
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Originally Posted by mechtech View Post

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Originally Posted by Sam1990 View Post

Since we are on the topic of backing up... how should I setup a simple backup solution? At the moment I have a 750GB media drive which I'll be upgrading to 1TB or 1.5TB soon and I would like to have a backup of it. What would be the best way of backing it up? Should I do a RAID 1 configuration on it or should I just run a backup service once a week to another drive (external most likely)? Nothing on the drive is extremely important and can always be obtained again but it would take quite a bit of time.

One giant backup drive that you run incremental backups on. RAID-1 is a good safeguard, but you can definitely still lose important data with it.

I personally manually backup my media with a simple tool called FreeFileSync. It literally just mirrors the files from my media folders to the backup media folder. Once my media is catagorized, its location doesn't change, so I use this simple solution. My important documents folder is also backed up this way.

I use a full fledged backup suite for my everyday OS drive. I usually do an incremental update, but once enough of the increments pile up I'll create a new backup from scratch.
I love freefilesync, I am currently adding it to my backup guide. biggrin.gif
post #54 of 421
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Its going to cost me an arm and a leg to back up 517 HD movies and 673 TV episodes. rolleyes.gif

I backup about 70TB of movies and tv shows in real time onto 6TB of parity. There are plenty of cheap solutions for non-critical data that allow rebuilding of failed drives.

To name a few:
unRAID
FlexRAID

(INB4 parity is not a backup, I disagree, you don't need backups of backups of backups for media files. The ability to rebuild 1 failed drive at a time is enough for 99.9% of consumers.)
Edited by Murlocke - 10/18/12 at 2:02pm
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*looks at WD 2TB My Book* I'm good.
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post #56 of 421

I really need to find a couple more 1tb drives, As is i have 0 backup locations.

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post #57 of 421
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

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Originally Posted by rrims View Post

Its going to cost me an arm and a leg to back up 517 HD movies and 673 TV episodes. rolleyes.gif

I backup about 70TB of movies and tv shows in real time onto 6TB of parity. There are plenty of cheap solutions for non-critical data that allow rebuilding of failed drives.

To name a few:
unRAID
FlexRAID

(INB4 parity is not a backup, I disagree, you don't need backups of backups of backups for media files. The ability to rebuild 1 failed drive at a time is enough for 99.9% of consumers.)
Too late, been there done that! tongue.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1317393/attn-everyone-with-hard-drives/20#post_18397140
post #58 of 421
Where do I back my files up? O.o
post #59 of 421
Shouldn't this really be in off-topic?

But anyway, yes, if you would upset losing your data your data should be backed up. Hard drives are not magical devices that hold your data forever, they die and sometimes spectacularly where you will not be able to pull data out of it with a rebuild in a clean room.
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If only i had the storage which to do so. If my 1.5T dies i loose quite a few things that, while easily redownloadable, will take at least a month and 1T of bandwidth to get back. I try to keep mental track of all of the things i have downloaded so i can get it all back in the event of a drive failure.
Hehe... get Locate32, create a new database, tell it to index that drive, then save the database to a separate drive.

If your drive dies, you've got a searchable record of all files on the dead drive. Makes re-downloading stuff easy-peasy, no? thumb.gif

http://locate32.cogit.net/
     
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