Normal backups are fine. Mostly with a large USB drive.
But, I've got about 1.5 TB worth of music (legal) stored on two EXHDs, and because they are almost full, I have to decide if I want to burn a ton of disks, or go and buy another drive. I would prefer to archive as disks (FLAC files, not burn as CDs), because I can store them in a cool place and forget about the thought of losing them to drive failure. But what a pain in the arse that's going to be! As they say... "Procrastinate later." Better than losing it all and having to start all over, though.
Redundancy is king, it's not ubercheap but if you go with a RAID-5 the financial loss isn't killer. On my desktop I'm sticking with a RAID-0 that is backed up each day to my server. Can't beat the speeds of a striped array, 400+MB/s.
Thats hopefully what my server is going to be energy efficient, with 3 1TB drives in RAID 5
Got all my media on a 250GB witch is mirrored to a 320GB witch is then copied every 12 hours to my backup server
And same with my websites there mirrored and then backed up to another server works like a charm on gigabyte LAN
Post subject: Re: Have you backed up recently? Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:26 am
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I used to do burned disc backups of my family computer and my own computer for years. Then we finally got one of those External Hard Drives that plugs in via USB [slower than Firewire, I know], but it keeps a manual backup of my family's computer, and an automatic [Time Machine] backup of my MacBook Pro. I backup whenever I can, but usually once a month for full backups.
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Post subject: Re: Have you backed up recently? Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:50 pm
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Few days ago i had to make a backup from my parents pc(outlook/favorites/my documents) and mostly i put them on a external drive so i can fully format the partitions they have on there pc.(C: 50gb and D: 90 gb).
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Post subject: Re: Have you backed up recently? Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:46 am
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I usually perform a weekly routine backup of my 400gb Hitachi to my Maxtor One Touch 500gb, not only does this give me the safety of in case a system instability were to occur but it helps me manage and tidy up my main HD.
Post subject: Re: Have you backed up recently? Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:27 am
I manually copy files to an external hard drive... when I feel like it XD
I have no idea about any software that supports doing a full followed by incremental backups... maybe I'm too lazy, I don't know, but heck, I'm lazy. Just so long as my most important data doesn't die, I'm happy.
Norton Ghost... I thought that was for doing full backups only. I might look into it, but I really don't want to fork out money.
Post subject: Re: Have you backed up recently? Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:54 pm
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hey nice!! i need a reminder to do this more often, i just backed up my data 2 nights ago, i did it manually as well to a 500gb MyBook makes things a lot more easier...
i do need to find an easier way to do it, as doing it manually i find a miss things from time to time, and with HDD's getting bigger by the minute it will only get more difficult to make sure all is backed up...