View Poll Results: How do you back up?

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  • CDs or DVDs

    25 41.67%
  • Tape drive

    4 6.67%
  • Network-attached storage or a server / network drive

    17 28.33%
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    14 23.33%
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    when you say "a nice raid" and "speed", you're not talking about raid 0... right? o_O

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    Heck no! 4 drives in a raid 0... I wouldn't even keep my recycle bin on that!

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    160GB samsung spinpoint as my main drive, connect the power to a spare 80GB western digital when I want to throw stuff on it. 30GB of mp3's is beginning to be tough to look after! Especially since I have sold so many hard disks recently. I rely upon mirroring important data to other drives.

    My system's stuff partition contains all system drivers, downloaded utilities and your usual internet programs such as mIRC, firefox etc. If I lost those it wouldn't be very nice to find and download them all again!

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    20Gb 5400rpm Maxtor in my main rig which I haven't got any other use for other than to store my drivers and apps and backup to. Also backup to a samba share on my server so i've always got three copies of my data floating around.

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    i backup up my settings + emails etc to a cdrw fairly often and every so often larger things like mydocs etc to a dvd-rw

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    Have a DFS split between three raid 5 arrays for important stuff. Main rig gets a weekly image, which are overwritten after 3 months.
    Just got a DVD writer, so I'll be archiving some stuff to that for long term storage.

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    Online backup using FASTbit compression to a secure server over a 448bit blowfish encrypted link

    only backs up the binary changes to each file so the backup set each night isn't that small.


    *stops pimping*

    most of my day to day backups are covered by volume shadow copy though.
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    I got a tape drive in my server to back up the important stuff
    I don't mean to sound cold, or cruel, or vicious, but I am so that's the way it comes out.

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    I only back up when I'm re-formatting... I collect sooo much junk it's unreal.. just bung drivers and some program installers that are hard to find elsewhere on to CD and format the lot... everything I need I have a CD for, and the rest is on the web. Tis easy with bb

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    I just bang stuff on DVD/CD when I need to. Does the job for me, I have no real need for more extravagant methods.
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    I back all the essentials off the primary drive (My Documents etc.) onto my secondary...

    Then...

    All the stuff on the secondary gets copied across to my Maxtor One touch 160Gb...

    Then...

    The same files get copied across to my wifes 250Gb Maxtor One Touch...

    Then...

    All the photos and videos (15,000+, 20Gb Vid) get copied across onto her Mac Powerbook...

    Then...

    All the same photos and vids, plus various essentials, gets burnt onto DVD....3 times...one copy for us, one copy for a primary remote location (my parents), and one to go in our safety deposit box at the bank...

    Thinking about it, it's a little over the top, but computers and data don't like me, so I don't take any chances...
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    dvdr - cheap, quite a lot of storage, compatible
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    Quote Originally Posted by ibm
    Thinking about it, it's a little over the top, but computers and data don't like me, so I don't take any chances...
    Now THAT'S defence in depth!

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    yeh ibm im impressed. maybe i should hire you if i ever need important stuff backed up!
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    120GB External Hard Drive Caddy has all my RIS images on and all my other software on the drive for easy access


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