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Originally Posted by q6600nut View Post
right now I'm basically backing up word/excel/video files every day to my 2 500 gigs in the machine, and to my external WD since I'm paranoid. I over do everything.

How much data?

Microsoft SkyDrive offers a free 25GB (50MB max per file).
DropBox.com offers a free 2GB.
Box.net offers a free 5GB.
Edited by DuckieHo - 12/29/10 at 9:32am
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Tigerdirect just sent out a flyer for today featuring this:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...8-_-tigeremail

Any good? $80 for 2tb WD
    
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Tigerdirect just sent out a flyer for today featuring this:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...8-_-tigeremail

Any good? $80 for 2tb WD
If you are looking at hard drives alone for data that cannot be lost... then you really don't mean that the data cannot be lost.
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Microsoft SkyDrive offers a free 25GB (50MB max per file).
DropBox.com offers a free 2GB.
Use both of these and absolutely love them. I back up school stuff for ongoing semesters there, which is mostly powerpoints and word docs, no trouble at all. And definitely a better option than even an external HDD, in my opinion, unless you have tons of media to back up.
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If you are looking at hard drives alone for data that cannot be lost... then you really don't mean that the data cannot be lost.
Well it cannot be lost, but I'm keeping 3 copies on my "MUST HAVE DATA" on 3 seperate drives and 1 off site, and I have a remote account i backup my excel/word files to.

I suppose I see your point though, guess fire/water somethnig like that could still take down some of my data..
    
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It is not for back-ups.
What about people who build 2 arrays on two machines and use a RAID (6) array on machine one to mirror/backup the data on machine two's RAID (6) array?!

RAID + Full Backup seems pretty solid to me.

Not what OP is asking but to say RAID can not be used in any sort of backup situation is a little misleading I think? Although feel free to correct me because I'll be the first to say I don't know as much as you do on the topic.
    
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How good is your internet connection? Store your stuff in the cloud with Symform and you'll need 64 simultaneous failures across the country to lose your data. You just have to contribute the storage space you use in the form of an empty hard drive on your system.

http://symform.com/advantages.aspx
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What about people who build 2 arrays on two machines and use a RAID (6) array on machine one to mirror/backup the data on machine two's RAID (6) array?!

RAID + Full Backup seems pretty solid to me.

Not what OP is asking but to say RAID can not be used in any sort of backup situation is a little misleading I think? Although feel free to correct me because I'll be the first to say I don't know as much as you do on the topic.
What I meant is RAID in itself is not a form of back-up, but a redundency technique (It's in the name!). A back-up process utilize RAID is fine but that back-up process should not be RAID in itself. They are two seperate things.

In your example, the second machine taking images is the back-up process. RAID is still a redundency technique. Even if the none of the machines had a RAID, it still would be a back-up.
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What I meant is RAID in itself is not a form of back-up, but a redundency technique (It's in the name!). A back-up process utilize RAID is fine but that back-up process should not be RAID in itself. They are two seperate things.

In your example, the second machine taking images is the back-up process. RAID is still a redundency technique. Even if the none of the machines had a RAID, it still would be a back-up.
K. Good. This confirms things I've been learning recently. That RAID itself is not a backup.
    
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K. Good. This confirms things I've been learning recently. That RAID itself is not a backup.
People forget/misunderstand this all the time... business and websites go under due to this.
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