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Old 12-02-2014   #1
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What are your backup solutions? Looking to use this thread more as a collective survey than as recommendations for me to purchase (I'm not looking at this time). I'll start:

In addition to my main workstation working storage, I have a 4-bay external RAID tower as my main backup, connected via USB. I only have a single HDD in there now, but I'm going to run RAID 5 as soon as I get more. I also have one internal backup drive in my workstation, and one external WD MyBook connected via USB. I use Cobian Backup as my software.

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I duplicate the MacBook pro internal harddrive with super duper to an external Seagate USB hdd. The seagate is surprisingly quiet and cool.
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Main photos/data on a Windows 2008 server (at home), which is backed up to a Windows Home Server 2011 box (twice). Aside from that, I have an external drive (4 TB) that manages to fit all of my important data. So that's backup in triplicate, which my experience shows is just enough.
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external drive (2x)+justcloud backup+spideroak backup for sensitive info.
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In the past I've used SCSI and FibreChannel tape robots, NAS storage and SAN storage for personal use (yes I'm an IT geek but stopped using enterprise devices when I got the electricity bill: my power consumption was approx. twice that of a normal family residence ;-(
Till then I never thought of using USB disks since these weren't "Enterprise enough" I thought, but since the arrival of cheapish 3 and 4TB disks (and the electricity bill) I've decided to give USB disks a spin.

So now I actually use 3 sets of 2 4TB disks that sync data from my 7 disk NAS in the garage. My MacBookPro uses TimeMachine to a share hosted on an old MacMini and my wife's Windows 8 laptop uses the NAS for her backup and stores her main data on her laptop's internal SSD.



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Disclaimer I've been into IT for almost two decades and I'm currently responsible for quite a large network (IT manager) and personally in charge of all storage and backup systems (650TB of data and +200 servers).


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