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Backup Solution guide- WIN 8.1 Storage Spaces vs Drive pool

backup win 8.1 storage spaces filestructure Drive Pool

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alexwick

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Hello,

I am looking for help on how to setup a new filefolder and backup structure on my home network.

 

I mainly have a big photo and video library. that needs backing up...

So I battle between access speeds and backup security and cost.

Can someone guide me, or is there a guid on the forum or web somewhere you could recommend.

 

Its mainly the Raid 0 drive that is backed up.

Once with a Raid 1 on my HTPC (videos)

and with a single backup drive on my main PC (Photos)

 

private files Disk is currently not locally backed up, but in the cloud backed up with crashplan.

This is also true for the Raid 0.

The first problem i run into now... that i believe one of my Raid0 disks starts to fail... I have a report somewhere from a check software. and someone can maybe tell me how bad it is.

All Raids are software Raids from WIN 8

 

I want to bring all my ducks in a row.

 

How do i start? At the end or at the beginning?

Do i think about how it should be ideally and move backwards? Or do i use the current state, but not sure were to go... As you see it is confusing to me...

 

What backup solution do i use going forward? WIN 8s  Storage Spaces? and move away from the "regular" win 8 Raid 1 solution? or even use Drive pool from stablebit.

 

THANKS FOR READING.

Any feedback is appreciated!

 

Alex

 

 

 

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First of all a RAID is NOT a backup, UNLESS it is storing a back up of data that is stored on another device or computer. If that RAID that is failing is the ONLY copy of that data, I would stop everything immediately and focus on making that stable, ie. figuring out why that is throwing an error and get that fixed ASAP.


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alexwick

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thanks... and no... it is not the only copy. The raid 0 is backed up by a raid 1 (video) and a simple copy on a other drive (video).

+ stored in crashplan.


Edited by alexwick, 01 September 2014 - 01:21 PM.

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