Survey of different storage/back up plans re Hard Ware setups.

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Longboard, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    Thought it might be interesting to get a take on how and what HW peeps are using for local and remote storage and backups. Not software, a survey of HW options & system designs with recovery and data security plans.

    We all know HW -WILL- Fail. Learnt the hard way a couple of times: multiple fail points: HDDs collapse without warning, powerunits fritz, UPS systems have a lifespan, batteries fail, software goes walkabout.
    Cloud systems better than they were. We all need local and offsite data security and immediate recovery options.

    Me at my microbusines:
    2 Desktops and 2 laptops : networked, onsite server and NAS, contract with onshore remote secure cloud backup on a schedule. All devices have bootable updated images.
    Can recover from local or remote backups.
    Have recently made a full recovery from partially successful ransomware attack within 4 hours.:D

    At home:
    Desktops, Laptops, cabled and wifi meshed.
    All systems have bootable recovery environments.
    All systems are imaged on a schedule to a 4 bay NAS ( hot swappable, hybrid RAID) with active syncing to USB HDD.
    Personal archives on the NAS , USB & Cloud
    Offsite/Remote backup of NAS on regular schedule.
    On ocassions I havethought about a 2 drive raid 1 NAS between the 4 bay and the USB HDD.

    Whatever "system" I have in place has been cobbled together incrementally over the years.
    It feels a bit clumsy. I'm sure there are better options.
    Have had may HW & SW fails in that time,but have always had some sort of backup of personal and business data. ( LOL; even if only a very tight grip on a USB stick !!)
    Luckily to now, haven't had a bad data loss experience.

    Anybody got any streamlining suggestions? Better templates?
    Regards
    LB
     
  2. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    While you are not talking about software i have found hdsentinel pretty good at predicting hdd failures but not my first SSD failure.
     
  3. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    HEH, sinking without a trace.
    I'll take that as a "No": noone has a better backup structure than me ;)
     
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