lot of dinero for backing up
Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:06 PM
Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:40 AM
And where do you keep the server? and the backups from the server? If they are in the home and you have a fire, it is a mute point....you are still out of luck.
In making sure nothing goes wrong in the computer industry there is this idea of redundancy N+1 (Necessary plus 1). Now this is only for people who are paranoid of loosing there data. It is considered necessary to have at least one backup of your data. Plus one that would be a backup of backup this ideally would be stored offsite (online web/Safe Deposit box etc...). In the case of the unfortunate.
But you have to know where to draw the line in redundancy due to you can go overboard.
I would say the dream backup plan is 6 daily, 4 weekly 1 monthly 1 yearly rotated. That is a lot of redundancy.
The way I do things at home is I never store data on the actual system. Everything is stored on the server. It makes backup easier. Then I backup the server periodically.
There doesn't seem to be any really good choice.
Posted 22 June 2010 - 10:38 PM
I support a few businesses who do things this way with a tape drive.
Posted 24 June 2010 - 01:47 PM
the only real way to be sure you don't lose anything is to do local backups with offsite archiving of the media, or to just do your backups offsite directly. preferably to multiple locations just in case they blow up too
Posted 24 June 2010 - 06:04 PM
So for things like receipts or excel worksheets and stuff, just email it to yourself. If for any reason your main backup doesn't want to restore you can easily login and retrieve the attachments.
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