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About doommood

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  1. From what I found, there should be no problems with the backups. Some users had this for a while https://misdirectedrequest.wordpress.com/2017/12/25/synology-iscsi-pc-backblaze/ And the performance is quite well. Hopefully, Backblaze does not throttle the upload speed https://www.reddit.com/r/backblaze/comments/7yhnlm/large_files_upload_very_slowly/
  2. I suggest you get a drive + cloud storage. Do not make it a single point of failure storing all data (backups) in one place. https://www.vmwareblog.org/3-2-1-backup-rule-data-will-always-survive/. E.g., Backblaze personal backup costs $6 per month https://www.backblaze.com/cloud-backup.html For instance, to add redundancy you can get a cheap 2-bay HDD enclosure and make it RAID 1. https://www.amazon.com/usb-raid-enclosure/s?k=usb+raid+enclosure&page=3
  3. Have you tried to enable "showing all hidden files (non-system and system ones)"? There might be a hidden files created.
  4. Correct. Here is a step-by-step procedure I follow for such operations. make a bootable media running a cloning software you like. shut down PC. Connect a new drive to it. boot from that media. run cloning job. shut down PC. disconnect (physically) an old drive. make changes to the BIOS boot order. boot to the system on the new disk. check the performance. commonly all should run the same way as were before cloning (or faster since the new drive is an SSD). connect the old HDD. boot to the OS on the SSD. Clean up the HDD manually deleting or moving files
  5. What about tapes? Have you considered tapes as long-term storage? Here is a helpful post regards backup media https://www.hyper-v.io/keep-backups-lets-talk-backup-storage-media/ If you haven't seen, check the Snazzy Labs video how they are backing up his data onto tapes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wRiJBFYn3A
  6. Make the 1:1 clone of your drive using Clonezilla, Acronis True Image, or Macrium Reflect. Personally I used to go with Clonezilla for such tasks. https://clonezilla.org/show-live-doc-content.php?topic=clonezilla-live/doc/03_Disk_to_disk_clone To make a backup of a drive and restore it to another one, use Veeam Agent for Windows. It features OS backup and restore jobs. https://www.veeam.com/windows-cloud-server-backup-agent.html
  7. In some terms, yes SSDs are considered as more reliable than HDDs (they do not have mechanical parts). This is 100% right. It is not safe to store backups on a single drive. You should have the 3-2-1 method for backups. 3: you should always have 3 copies of your important data. 2: two copies should be stored on different media. 1: one of the three copies should be offsite. You should always use encryption for offsite backups. https://www.vmwareblog.org/3-2-1-backup-rule-data-will-always-survive/
  8. Once cloned, boot to system, check that OS loads up from new SSD drive. If everything is fine, connect the hard drive and boot the system once more. Open Disk Manager to format the drive to free it entirely. Otherwise, manually delete unnecessary data from that drive. This way you will have a hard drive D storage device.
  9. Yet another vote for FreeNAS on top of an old hardware/PC. Have you considered cloud as sharing storage? G Suite and many others ask $6-12 for unlimited storage.
  10. There are many software cloning tools you can use for the purpose. Such as Acronis True Image - https://kb.acronis.com/content/61665 and Macrium Reflect https://www.windowscentral.com/how-clone-your-pcs-hard-drive-macrium-reflect
  11. I agree with the statements above. You can set up Debian/Ubuntu server running Proxmox and ZFS. This means you can use ZFS and Proxmox at the same time, but you can use FreeNAS. It is build using FreeBSD. Taking into account the recent announcements, TrueNAS Core (which is FreeNAS) is going to be developed on Debian. https://www.truenas.com/
  12. RAID 5 indeed is a good solution if you need more capacity. But in terms of redundancy and reliability, I suggest you not use RAID 5 with HDDs. Having 16TB drives you will gain the performance of two drives on reading operations and a single drive on write ones. For 32TB capacity and 3 drives RAID, it is very slow performance. In case of a drive failure, RAID 5 becomes unreliable. During the rebuild, your changes are high to face another drive failure. A possible issue is Unrecoverable Read Errors (URE). See this post https://www.starwindsoftware.com/blog/raid-5-was-great-until-high-capacity-h
  13. To be able to mirror drives, you should ensure the second drive is clean from data. It is true since all the data on disk 0 will be written to disk 1
  14. Check the drive file system. Is it exFAT? I strongly recommend you move your 450GB MacOS backup elsewhere, format the drive to exFAT. Windows and macOS support this file system. Otherwise, shrink disk to two 1TB partitions and format one that will be used for Windows backups to NTFS.
  15. Veeam Agent for Windows or Duplicati. Both are free. Veeam features file restore to whole image backup but also just a backup of selected files and folders. And it is free for a single job. https://www.veeam.com/windows-endpoint-server-backup-free.html Duplicati is also powerful free backup software that does not limit you with the number of backup jobs and features upload to probably any storage. https://www.duplicati.com/ Both provide backup history.