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Originally Posted by Kramy View Post

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/

Oooh thank you!

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Originally Posted by Franticool View Post

Then you are obviously a data consumer and not a producer, which makes it far less of a nightmare for you to lose it. If you were a musician, photographer, 3D artist, sound engineer, video editor etc. etc. etc. and you couldn't afford to back up your ****, you need to SELL A KIDNEY or prepare to lose years and years of hard work into the nothingness. Really.

true, but it's still easier to back up all of my stuff as it is and have it ready to go in the event my main storage drive dies over purchasing a replacement and saturating my FiOS line for a month to get it all back.

Besides, as some people can attest to, i tend to like odd or overkill hardware biggrin.gif
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Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 "storage spaces" (kind of like in Win home server but more updated and supported) will give consumers much cheaper backup solutions with a sort of "virtual raid". For instance, I'm using my old outdated components left over after upgrading my system (LGA 775 mobo, 4 gigs of DDR2 ram and E8400 processor) to build a dedicated network storage computer in a mini tower using Western Digital Red HDDs (seriously, don't trust any other hard drives with your long term back up)

With Storage Spaces, I can achieve full Raid 5 with hot-spare functionality without a controller, no-brainer for me.

And no, I'm not going Windows 8 on my main computer tongue.gif
post #83 of 421
But I like to live life on the edge. tongue.gif

In all seriousness, one of the cables to my HDD is loose and randomly my D:/ drive drops out, surprisingly enough it has never had any perceivable negative effect, nothing ever gets corrupted or lost.
I use dropbox for backup, I know some people swear by physical media, but the cloud is good enough for me.
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post #84 of 421
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Originally Posted by Franticool View Post

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 "storage spaces" (kind of like in Win home server but more updated and supported) will give consumers much cheaper backup solutions with a sort of "virtual raid". For instance, I'm using my old outdated components left over after upgrading my system (LGA 775 mobo, 4 gigs of DDR2 ram and E8400 processor) to build a dedicated network storage computer in a mini tower using Western Digital Red HDDs (seriously, don't trust any other hard drives with your long term back up)
With Storage Spaces, I can achieve full Raid 5 with hot-spare functionality without a controller, no-brainer for me.
And no, I'm not going Windows 8 on my main computer tongue.gif
It wont take long and Microsoft will make SkyDrive unlimited for Windows 8, 9, 10 customers. Then all files can be synced to a cloud which I doubt will go down in our lifetime.
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im not afraid of my hard drive dying! i have nothing important on here. the worst things i would lose would probably be game saves and... well that's it. and besides, my hard drive dying gives me an accuse for an upgrade devil.gif
post #86 of 421
I have nothing to backup except for my 360 backups.. Which are backed up, then backed up again. Everyone else just has SO much stuff.

Feels lame, man. wink.gif
 
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How does the saying go? There are two kinds of people, those who backup and those who haven't lost everything.

I recently got a Synology NAS running RAID 5 while also backing up the most important things to an online service. While losing media doesn't' really bother me, my documents, family pictures, and home videos are irreplaceable.
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post #88 of 421
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

Bandook, if your drive fails, you will still loose everything. Parititoning the drive will do nothing.
Idk, sounded funny when I wrote it. redface.gif

OK, being 4 real I have a server (see sig) making shadow copies of htpc and office PC. Use acronis to make random backups. And use carbonate online to backup most important stuff. Oh and I also backup my titanium backup backups to dropbox. Dope.
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Oh look a wild overdue bump has appeared! Backup now! biggrin.gif
post #90 of 421
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Originally Posted by doomlord52 View Post

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.

I back up more in a week, every week.

Not hard to do when it's all automatic, done via a custom written .cmd file. I wouldn't wanna do it to any USB/external backup device though. I use a regular sata drive on an external sata bay my case has.
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