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Old 09-29-2013, 06:05 PM
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Coork
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Originally Posted by Elusive View Post
Backup data only, no need to backup programs

I am also not comfortable with online backup, and physical storage is cheap

For desktop machines, I order them with 2 HDD that are setup in a RAID 1 where one
drive mirrors the other. If 1 drive fails, you replace it and lose nothing (including programs)

I store all data on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. The NAS is backed up to multiple places daily including my desktop so I can get to anything quickly if necessary.
Raid 1 is the ticket, with an incremental off line backup to an external device or another machine on your home network. If data loss would cause major difficulties, I would recommend three removable device rotation with at least one in a secure location (only use this if you are fearful of online source such as carbonite etc.).
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