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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I was wondering today what kind of (if any) backup plan do you guys use. I only have about 20GB of critical data I need to backup (photos, my school documents) so my backup plan is very complex but doesn't take up a ton of space on each individual device. Here goes:

 

First I use this program called bittorrent sync that copies all my data across my 4 computers (my desktop, laptop, work machine, file server) so that is 3 backups already (if you count my desktop as where my data is stored primarily).

 

Second I have an external HDD plugged into my computer and another external HDD plugged into my file server downstairs. Both these machines back up to their hard drives so there is two more backups.

 

If all else fails and my house burns down or something I have TWO more fail-safes. My file server also uploads my data to google drive and my very critical documents that I can't afford to lose to Dropbox. There is two more backups. 

 

OK so that totals up to uhh (one... two... three...) SEVEN backups. The reason I am so paranoid is because last year my hard drive died and I lost ALL my data (photos, videos, my school documents) everything. 

 

What do you guys do for backups, or do you just keep everything on one HDD and choose to live dangerously? B)

 

 

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My backup plan is to not back up anything :^)

 

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I say oh well and lose everything

That's what I thought at first before I started backing up... until I actually lost everything.

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The only data that I have backed up is stuff that I absolutely can't afford to lose. Most of my data can be re-downloaded or restored from other devices I have. The stuff I can't afford to lose is kept on my desktop, laptop, USB drives and Google Drive. It's mainly text documents for work and degree coursework, so it doesn't take up much space. I'd say I probably have 5 copies of my work in different places. 

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OneDrive has all my photos and documents.

 

I can reinstall programs if I lose them.


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32tb raid 6 backup nightly. 


 

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I have a 96TB (12x 8tb drives with room for more) server located in an offsite data center here in Seattle that is setup on an enterprise UPS system with a 48 hour generator if power goes out. It's water cooled and the rooms cooled by 6, 750 ton centrifugal chiller so the temps are icy cold <3

 

Oh, and I host about 100 megs of data on it.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

OneDrive has all my photos and documents.

 

I can reinstall programs if I lose them.

I actually started by backing up all my stuff to google drive, then I accidently deleted it one day thus the need for additional local copies.

 

32tb raid 6 backup nightly. 

what OS is the server running?

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I have a 96TB (12x 8tb drives with room for more) server located in an offsite data center here in Seattle that is setup on an enterprise UPS system with a 48 hour generator if power goes out. It's water cooled and the rooms cooled by 6, 750 ton centrifugal chiller so the temps are icy cold <3

 

Oh, and I host about 100 megs of data on it.

If my maths isn't off, you could have 960,000 copies of your 100MB of data on that server. Sounds like it's well used xD

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a 96TB (12x 8tb drives with room for more) server located in an offsite data center here in Seattle that is setup on an enterprise UPS system with a 48 hour generator if power goes out. It's water cooled and the rooms cooled by 6, 750 ton centrifugal chiller so the temps are icy cold <3

 

Oh, and I host about 100 megs of data on it.

sounds about as overkill as your rig LOL

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I backup my internal drive, but all my other stuff isn't, because I'm a bad person. I've been meaning to pick up a NAS for a little while though, the only reason I haven't is due to the prices for the capacities I'd need.


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Desktop has a backup drive that has a nightly sync to my server cluster.


 

 

 
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I only backup important things on my home server, so things like photos, videos, music, documents, downloads(like drivers, programs), etc., but then I back up my server onto another server regularly. Programs like games or mirrors of OS's(installations) I don't keep since they take up a bunch of space and aren't really necessary.

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If my maths isn't off, you could have 960,000 copies of your 100MB of data on that server. Sounds like it's well used xD

It was going to get used but my idea of offering hosting for my customers sounded really good in theory haha. Since it's connected to an ISP grade internet connection, might just make it a game server.

 

sounds about as overkill as your rig LOL

Heh. Until the new 6950x comes out, it won't be that overkill yet =D


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I have a 96TB (12x 8tb drives with room for more) server located in an offsite data center here in Seattle that is setup on an enterprise UPS system with a 48 hour generator if power goes out. It's water cooled and the rooms cooled by 6, 750 ton centrifugal chiller so the temps are icy cold <3

 

Oh, and I host about 100 megs of data on it.

 

Looking at your rig too...

 

How df do you afford it.


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My gaming rig has very little in the way of critical material on it anymore after the last w7 corruption I had to deal with, since then all I keep on here are random things and games. None the less, I back it up every month or so to my NAS, just in case.

 

My workstation is a completely different story. I have an active partition where I save all my work to, that is immediately copied and backed up to my NAS in real time. That way, if I suffer a power outage the work I've done won't be lost, and even if a drive corrupts itself at any time, my work is safe. However, my NAS does not have a backup, if that fails I'll be completely boned, luckily I keep very... VERY good care of that nas, checking hard drive status every other week or so as well as routine maintenance.

 

 

Looking at your rig too...

 

How df do you afford it.

 

5960x and 4w titan x isn't all that expensive matey potaty. My work station was running a dual xeon 2670 12cores, with three firepro w7000.

When something is important to you, people tend to find a budget for anything.

Makes me sad though, since I no longer work a ton with graphical effects or 3d modeling it makes all that hardware useless .-.

I actually downgraded that work station to dual firepros with a single xeon 2670, and am using the other xeon in a game server box >.> 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

By working hard. Every 2 weeks my paycheck is normally $8300 after taxes

guessing you don't have kids? :huh:

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Thankfully, not currently haha

we'll in today's world there is no incentives to have kids anyway. 

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we'll in today's world there is no incentives to have kids anyway. 

Taxes man. Having a kid gives you SOOO much more $$$ back on your tax return. But, not the reason I'd have kids.. just a small bonus haha. In the next 3 years I plan on starting a family so gotta have fun while I can =D


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Taxes man. Having a kid gives you SOOO much more $$$ back on your tax return. But, not the reason I'd have kids.. just a small bonus haha. In the next 3 years I plan on starting a family so gotta have fun while I can =D

well then, you do you and ill do me. Meanwhile I'm gonna go something more productive right now  :D

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I got and external HD I back all of my photos and other important stuff on that stays at a friends house several miles away, I back up about once a month to it, I figure being that far away that if natural disaster struck one house it wouldn't strike the other. I also keep photos on flash drives at my house and on my desktop and laptop, I figure all of those failing at once would be unlikely. I plan on setting up a nas soon too.


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