Home Backup Strategy for Large Amounts of Data
Kind of comparable to this question, yet I intended to chat especially concerning supporting 200+GB of information. I am an amateur digital photographer with 3 years of high resolution PSD is and also RAW documents filling out my disk drives. Existing ability has to do with 250GB approximately, yet it is raising given that I obtained a greater resolution electronic camera.
Presently I have a straightforward linux based NAS, yet that will certainly lack room quickly, and also it stays in the storage room alongside my workstation, so if your house refute, every little thing will certainly still be gone.
What various other (with any luck reasonably valued) alternatives exist? I considered S3, yet I assume that would certainly be also pricey based upon the quantity of information. Perhaps even something as straightforward as an additional exterior drive backed up occasionally and also relocated using sneakernet?
EDIT : To be a little more clear, I'm not so stressed concerning neighborhood backup, yet offsite.
It will certainly be slow-moving, yet feasible, to make use of a solution like Mozy given that it is all - you - can consume. Yet slow-moving is most likely all right given that the actual objective is to be calamity recuperation. So get a bigger residence NAS and also set up an equipment to sync the entire point to Mozy :) The first upload is mosting likely to take days (relying on your transmission capacity) yet afterwards it is simply the deltas, so not so negative.
For trusted neighborhood storage space, I would certainly take an excellent consider the Drobo items by Data Robotics. You can start with a couple of disk drives and also add ability as required without the demand to bother with matching disk requirements like typical RAID.
On top of that, I would certainly acquire a number of mobile disk drives to replicate information to for offsite archiving/storage. I would certainly advise making use of either a number of various brand names of disks, or various sets of disks to decrease the opportunities of them falling short at the very same time.
External drives (with your backup software program of selection) are an excellent selection. Yet you will certainly intend to take into consideration making use of numerous disk drives (at the very least 2) so you can have one on - website for existing back-ups and also the various other saved in a safe and secure area off website.
You could additionally take into consideration on-line backup solutions. Every little thing is supported instantly online). Below are are couple of selections that endless backup for a set price:
With a high - rate Internet account, back-ups will certainly start be slow-moving yet, as soon as every little thing is supported, you will just need to post the documents that have actually been added/changed.
Supporting a real-time os can be sensitive. Taking a photo first is advised if you have that capacity.
I do not take into consideration 250GB to be a huge quantity of information, yet I might be prejudiced. At my day work, we are getting disk by the petabyte.
I also have lots of images - and also various other things - which I actually do not intend to shed.
- one disk drive in the house alongside the COMPUTER.
- one disk drive at the workplace.
- one disk drive which I lug with me regularly.
I periodically switch over the job/ lug disk drives.
This way, I contend the very least 2 duplicates in the house, at the very least 2 duplicates offsite (although it can take days to post to S3), and also one duplicate with me.
ReadyNAS items come constructed - in with the ReadyNAS Vault http://www.netgear.com/readynasvault
We make use of numerous ReadyNAS items and also actually like them ; we have an offsite information - facility so do not actually require the Vault attributes yet from what I hear it is rather wonderful.
Short of selecting the on-line backup systems advised, take into consideration acquiring a couple of huge drives and also a fire resistant secure.
Alternative in between supporting per drive (s.t. one is constantly in the secure at an offered time.)
This is not fairly as innovative as on-line storage space devices yet in my eyes gives a straightforward remedy which gives rapid recuperation in case of calamity (as opposed to needing to download and install every little thing once more throughout a day or even more.)
All the best!
That is not that much information nowadays and also you can get exterior hard drives of that dimension really inexpensively - I would certainly recommend you acquire 2, after that backup to both and also maintain among them off - website, do this periodically.
This will not aid if your house refute yet I would certainly get an old box, install Debian, and afterwards install BackupPC. You set up a share in Windows, inform BackupPC concerning it and also allow BackupPC do it is point. There are a lots of software program remedies to backup yet I like one where a lot of the config is done at the web server and also not by mounting something on the customer.
To address the refuted residence trouble concerning the only point you can actually do is backup to a disk drive every as soon as and also a while and also store it elsewhere (like at the workplace or at a close friends where you can exchange drives month-to-month).
Nonetheless there is a distinction in between backup and also archiving . Do you require real-time, instantaneous accessibility to all 3 years of your images? This is backup, and also I would certainly recommend supporting all your existing job to S3, this could transform day-to-day therefore if your house refute you desire an approximately day duplicate of this.
Nonetheless all your "old" job, finished tasks, etc Those can be archived . You recognize this information will not transform, there is no demand to "sync" it, you can simply create a duplicate and also sneakernet it away someplace such as a friend/relatives residence. You just require to do it as soon as. That information is currently saved offsite, completely. You can still maintain a neighborhood duplicate certainly, yet as it will not transform it no more requires to be consisted of in day-to-day back-ups.