My friend and I are turning our wooden shed into an office and I'm looking for some backup advice. The purpose of this project is to quite simply consolodate the backups of the two machines.
I'll have a modem and wireless router inside the house. In the shed, I'll pick up the wireless signal with an adapter that plugs into a switch. Both PCs will be physically wired to the switch.
Currently, both of our PCs have the same hardware configurations and backup routines. There are three hard drives in each - one for Windows and programs, one for data, and one for backups. A daily, incrimental backup is taken each day of the data drive and copied to the internal backup hard drive. We also each have an external drive which houses an image of our boot drives and a full backup which runs monthly.
I'd like to keep something off site for extra security, but am not sure what my best option is. This guy works a lot with video so needs a lot of storage space.
I currently have my old PC (still in great shape) and could simply add some large internal HDs for storage. Also, I'm open to purchasing a NAS. I'm looking to store something on site for quick restores, but the ability to keep something off site for additional security.
For two PCs on a wired network, what would you recommend? Should I convert my old PC into a backup box? Convert the old PC into a file server of sorts? Buy two NASs, one for daily backups to stay on site and one for monthly backups to keep off site? I could continue our current routines but I'd like to consolidate the backups into a single solution.
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by Busy, 29 May 2011 - 09:03 AM.