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What Storage & Back-Up Methods Do You Suggest?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by This-N-That, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. This-N-That

    This-N-That Newbie

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    As most of you have a lot of storage taken up by software, videos, audios, web design and ebooks...I'd like to know what external methods of storage and backup you have found best to use as well as the worst most problematic devices or services that have bit you in the arse.

    I ask, because I'm seeing that I have a lot of space, especially due to creating videos, and figure you guys would have the answers better than anyone else.

    Also - if you can suggest the best way to keep a backup of your main system drive...that would be great.

    Thanks,
    This-N-That
     
  2. theadultsplayground

    theadultsplayground BANNED BANNED

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    I use a Netgear SC101 (NAS) with two 250GB IDE HDD's. I paid like $30 (without the hard drives) for it on ebay and it works great (where I stream my divx movies from). Had it for about 4 months and have not had to reboot it yet.
     
  3. JinxY

    JinxY Regular Member

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    freenas is a great solution hxxp://dailycupoftech.com/windows-backup-with-rsync-and-freenas/

    I keep my OS and my data on separate HDD's and I backup my OS with acronis true image.
     
  4. cocoholo

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    I've also heard about the freenas but never tried it. since i don't have money, i'm just using acronis true image on my two 250gb harddisk connected via usb :)
     
  5. Entrepreneur

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    I have some unbranded 1TB raid NAS i bought from Germany, that holds an Acronis image of the system partition of my hardrive, which is tiny (120GB - Laptop). I then use SyncBack to regularly backup the entire drive. I also have another pc (for music) with 4 drives in it, one's system, one's a slave, one's a backup of the slave, the others a backup of the backup! And this then periodically gets synced, in part, to the NAS.

    I lost 250-300GB of info about a year ago, which was backed up, purely because the backup also decided to eat itself. I was really distraught when that happened, because i make music and that was everything i'd ever made, gone. I now backup on several drives to ensure i don't lose things again.