[Coco] Backing up data Was:Re: Drivewire run on Windows 2000
6809er at bjork-huffman.net
Fri Apr 24 01:34:54 EDT 2009
You right, you don't want to use the same drive for your ONLY backup.
(Nor did it say to.)
But a running a second local backup on the same drive is a good idea for
most user because it's a fast and easy system for recovering from an
overwrite, bad update or deletion of a file by mistake. For one my
clients, every time before he changes a file a backup is record on a
local drive and he never knows that it happen because of the speed.
As for me, All of my important files are kept on a server running raid 1
(mirror). Each night, all changes are backup to another set of hard
drives. (Every few months I need to get another 1 TB drive.)
But files backup at the same site is NOT a backup. That's why I also
use S3 to back my data up to the "cloud". At first, S3 was a bit costly
because they change by traffic, not how much you stored with them. (The
first month's billed was for about 4 GB of traffic month but it now runs
about 100 MB per month.)
I also backup all my Photos and music and important files on DVD and
store in a firesafe off site.
You can never be too safe!
Phill Harvey-Smith wrote:
> Steve Bjork wrote:
>> With a larger drive you can create many partitions for backups and
>> other operating systems.
> Noooo, you don't want to be making backups on the SAME drive, as it
> will not protect you if the drive fails ! Though to be fair it might
> get your data back if only a part of the drive goes bad.
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