Backup disk partitioning strategy

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by vjeko, Oct 13, 2012.

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  1. vjeko

    vjeko Registered Member

    Jan 26, 2006
    I have several pcs, each with hdd with several partitions
    (OS, data, sw, lib (e-books etc.), audio/video) and then there's
    the pcs of other family members.

    I'm now trying to come up with a reasonable solution to my
    backup needs + being able to access data centrally
    (avoiding having copies of files on a number of pcs). I purchased:
    - a 1TB WD NAS and
    - a 1TB seagate USB drive

    I'm not clear on what would be the wisest way to implement the
    (i)Have a "server" pc with data (including email &bookmarks), sw, lib,
    audio/video partitions and upload/download files there directly and make
    images of these partitions on the NAS and USB drive + sync
    email & bookmarks from there
    (ii) Use the NAS to do the same as the "server" pc, include a
    "backup" partition(for images) and duplicate the images only on
    the USB drive ?

    In case the NAS/ USB drives are used just for backup, is it enough
    just to have one partition on each of these drives and separate info with
    folders ?
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