Your backup solution

nodle

Cheesemonger
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So was wondering what everyone uses for their backup solution? I go a little overboard, but I have experienced data loss before. So just wondering if people use a local setup or an online solution etc.

My current setup is a backup to a Windows Home Server. This has redundancy in case of a drive failure. Plus I had a external WD my book which I back up my data to bring to work with me for offsite backup. The drive is fully encrypted in case some one would steal it etc. I had always wanted to use a online backup solution like Backblaze but since I run a WHS it's based off of Server 2003 OS. Therefore its classified as an Server OS and most online software won't allow it. But I recently came across Crashplan which does work with WHS. So i tried the trial and sure enough it does. So now I finally have a little more piece of mind since not only am I backing up to a redundant system but then that is shot off to an online backup. For those of you that don't have alot of data, a solution like Dropbox or even Microsoft's Skydrive would be an alternative solution also. But take it from me ALWAYS BACK UP!
 

C Pav

Codename: GB6
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You know me, I have none....and since I know you and have worked with you I should know better. Well, I guess I do have a simple backup, via copied data, on my extra internal drives and maybe some on old hard drives I have replaced. I really should 'clean up" my backup and do a better job.
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
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I don't have any offsite backup. I do have most important files backed up on an external drive, and a number of semi-important files are on Skydrive and/or dropbox (depends when/where I want them synced), and mostly I have machines backup to my media center PC. On the media center I have 4 x 2TB drives in a RAID 5 configuration, giving me 5.5 TB total of storage and if a drive fails I can recover. This is used for recording shows, storing movies as I rip them to digital formats and for back ups. One thing I've not setup, but plan to setup is the File History stuff in Win 8 and also point this to do it's backup/version tracking on a network share hosted on the media center.
 

Exile

Canadian bacon
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Faith...since '98.

*Knocks on wood*

Although, I do have a 1TB WD external that I use to keep my main hard drives squeaky clean.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
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Almost done with my online backup first initial upload. Got about one day left for it to finish. Overall it has worked great, plus in the back of my mind I know everything is protected now. Took just a little over two weeks for around 500gigs.
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
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Almost done with my online backup first initial upload. Got about one day left for it to finish. Overall it has worked great' date=' plus in the back of my mind I know everything is protected now. Took just a little over two weeks for around 500gigs.

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Lots of data. Anyone that has a monthly data cap would probably be paying quite the monthly bill after that much uploading
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
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Let us know what you think of it jmanz when you get it in. Also good for you for finally getting something.
 

jmanz

I bought you the sims
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Let us know what you think of it jmanz when you get it in. Also good for you for finally getting something.
I might have to wrap it up and put it under the tree so I have at least one present to open on Christmas.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
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Jamnz, any update on your external? What do you think of it? What kinda of software did it come with for backup? Last time I was around a Seagate it came with memeo. Do they still use this?
 

jmanz

I bought you the sims
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Haven't even messed with the software yet, just manually backed up my stuff. I'll check that out and get back to you.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
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Switched over to the built in backup here at work for Windows 10, was using a Seagate backup solution, but once the drive got full it would just stop. At least Windows 10 has the ability to override it's self when full.
 
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