Thread: Computer Backup
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:12 AM
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Images work fine. That is how most computers are loaded initially. The image is not a replacement for a backup of your data though. Raid 0 is not either. Doing raid 0 to prevent loss from a crashed hard drive is fine. But it should not replace your backup of data. If someone (or malware on purpose) accidentally deletes or corrupts something you cannot go to the backup to restore it since it is mirrored and both copies are bad. Having a non-attached backup (like a USB hard drive or a nas like you use) and storing it offsite is safer. In my case I make an image of my OS partition and a backup of my data partition to the portable hard drive every month or whenever I load personal data (mostly pictures) that I care about.
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