Images - Do you backup to External or Internal Drive?

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Images - Do you backup to External or Internal Drive?

  1. External

    55 vote(s)
    84.6%
  2. Internal

    10 vote(s)
    15.4%
  1. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    When saving image backups, do you back them up to an External drive or a secondary Internal Drive?

    NOTE: I'm mainly referring to Desktop users when talking about using a secondary internal drive.
     
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  2. c2d

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    Where's the poll? o_O
     
  3. Tyrizian

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    I ran into a problem, hahaha...it's fixed now :thumb:
     
  4. c2d

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    Great...well done :D
     
  5. Tyrizian

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    :D :thumb: hehe, thanks
     
  6. Solarlynx

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    Initially I backup to internal, but then transfer it to at least 1 (most often to 2) external drives. I keep all key images at least on 1 internal and 2 external drives.
     
  7. Tyrizian

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    Basically a fail safe system? If one drive were to fail, you can always revert to the other?

    If this is what you're doing....I like this setup/concept.

    Currently, I'm just backing up to an external drive.

    I might switch it up and try your backup plan for mine.
     
  8. Krysis

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    External drives! - I have 3 of them and use 3 different programs (Easeus Todo, Macrium Reflect and Paragon B & R) to image on a weekly basis – I ended up with 3 drives courtesy of installing an SSD and using my old spinner drive as additional storage – my first external drive (320GB) became too small as I also use it to backup all my music and other stuff)

    I figure that with 3 different imaging options, I can restore my system one way or another no matter what the scale of disaster! (my failsafe theory!)
     
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  9. guest

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    External Drive
    but I always keep a master image on a Blu-ray disk
     
  10. blacknight

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    External drive: safer respect hardware issues and any malicious exploits in my system ( if they happen ).
     
  11. LoneWolf

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    Always on an external drive.
     
  12. Peter2150

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    Need an additional poll option, both

    I back up to both internal and external drives. Use Shadowprotect. Also sync data to external drive, 2 other machines, and the cloud.

    Pete
     
  13. jadinolf

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    3 computers with external drives
     
  14. Bob D

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    External.
    Big believer in off-site storage.
     
  15. Solarlynx

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    Yep. Though it's rather tiresome and good for infrequent imaging.

    Once an external disk failed. And this plan helped me. That's why I keep it.
     
  16. Dark Shadow

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    External only - total isolation from the net or built in
     
  17. wat0114

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    Agreed!
     
  18. moontan

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    there was no options for "Both". :p

    i first save my images to a secondary internal drive because of the speed, then that gets backed up to a USB external drive and USB stick.
     
  19. Solarlynx

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    option for both, please
     
  20. guest

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    Right now I don't backup at all (internal and external disks are full :D) and I don't care how shocked you are. :D
     
  21. The Hammer

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    External Drive.
     
  22. Noob

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    I don't use images to backup my computer. I just simply copy & paste files. (So basically im not backing up my whole OS just what i think is important) :D
     
  23. Kerodo

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    I actually do both, but no poll option for that...
     
  24. ams963

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    Both.;):thumb: But since mainly external, I voted for it.:D
     
  25. EncryptedBytes

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    I do both. My internal scheme is RAID 1, however daily backups of key files/directories are sent to my external as well.
     
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