Thread: Computer Backup
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:15 PM
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If you have a HDD failure and you don't have a mirrored drive, then you will have to replace the drive, reload the OS and all programs. Therefore backing up programs is useless

RAID 1 on the workstation eliminates the need to backup except in the case of theft,fire,etc. A NAS with RAID 10 is the next incremental step for storage and backup and can be used on a small network. It also eliminates a single point of failure. The next step is to have the NAS back up to a 2nd NAS offsite which eliminates loss of data due to theft, fire, flood, etc. Nothing has to be encrypted unless it is needed or required

Most NAS devices come with automated backup software that allow scheduled backups which eliminates forgetting to back up

None of this is expensive or terribly difficult to setup
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