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    Re: QOTW: Do you backup?

    Video and audio content lives on a separate mirrored NAS drive. For everything else, I have Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox backing up simultaneously.

    Might seem like overkill, but you never fully appreciate your data until it becomes irrecoverable.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you backup?

    I have multiple backups. My PC gets backed up every day to a WSE 2016 server which in turn backs itself up to an external USB drive. I also take backups to USB HDDs which I store off site.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you backup?

    Yes, an external drive for "things i'd rather not lose but it wouldn't be the end" and for transferring stuff. Then I have 2 USB sticks that are both a clone of "stuff I would cry and cry and cry over if I ever lost" that are never used for file transfers.

    I also backup when I see something scary or dangerous

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    Re: QOTW: Do you backup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahkey View Post
    .... but you never fully appreciate your data until it becomes irrecoverable.
    Oh so true, that.

    I'd guess a lot of us that are a bit "overkill"-ish, are so because of bitter experience. I was lucky (-ish) in losing stuff that hurt, but ultimately didn't matter. I'm not getting caught out by my own laziness or lethargy again. But a good strategy needs to be both effective and require minimal manual effort. I'm very thankful for scripts and schedulers.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you backup?

    Weekly backups to external disks of key areas are good enough for me.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you backup?

    Yes to cloud (Google drive currently) - why would I try and replicate a decent backup routine in small scale when they do a better job of (and more geographically safe)? I do occasionally take an offline copy onto some rarely used HDD drives but that's more a fail safe in case a hacker really wants to make life hard for me. I doubt I'll ever need the local copy so its a once in a blue moon sort of job given my current internet speeds.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you backup?

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    Re: QOTW: Do you backup?

    Sometimes if I've had too much fibre...

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    Re: QOTW: Do you backup?

    Usually backup before a ssd secure delete and OS install. I like the free backup solutions that give you the ability backup individual folders and files and not just the whole folder or OS.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you backup?

    yes. All docs and Plex stuff are on Raid 5 array, to keep a hot-copy. I do periodic backups to 2x separate single drives which I then put in the fire safe(s).

    I'm finding that I have to do a clean down of all the watched TV series up to get all the media onto the disks as I'm backing up >8tb to 8tb drives

    I'm only using robocopy, but it's served me well to keep the source/destination in sync.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you backup?

    A little, when the receiving side is choking.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you backup?

    None of my PCs fully no, but every now and again I backup important bits like pictures etc to two external drives (One USB and one SSD)

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