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Backup Synology 7 TB into a USB Drive or Internal HD ???

I have a DS1517+, that has 5 bay.

I currently have 4x 6 TB HD with a SHR drive pool of 16.4 TB.

 

I currently use Half currently at 8 TB used.

 

I would like to have a way to have a backup of the server just in case.

My question is, should I get an internal HD of at least 10 TB and use the 5th bay to make the backup? Or get a USB portable HD of 10 TB as they are usually cheaper to have a backup?

 

I plan to just make a copy of the entire files on the server into a single HD like once every 6+ month, just in case. Dont need a backup solution that is always up to date.

 

Thanks

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You want it separate in case the NAS itself dies.

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13 minutes ago, Armymen said:

I have a DS1517+, that has 5 bay.

I currently have 4x 6 TB HD with a SHR drive pool of 16.4 TB.

 

I currently use Half currently at 8 TB used.

 

I would like to have a way to have a backup of the server just in case.

My question is, should I get an internal HD of at least 10 TB and use the 5th bay to make the backup? Or get a USB portable HD of 10 TB as they are usually cheaper to have a backup?

 

I plan to just make a copy of the entire files on the server into a single HD like once every 6+ month, just in case. Dont need a backup solution that is always up to date.

 

Thanks

Just get a 10tb hdd and a case for it and let the nas back itself up to that automatically every so often.

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Correct, 

 

My idea was simply to get a external, I do have a enclosure to put the internal HD in it.

Just wondering the difference between a proper HD and a USB long term since the USB one seem to be cheaper for some reason then internal HD.

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Just now, Armymen said:

since the USB one seem to be cheaper for some reason then internal HD

The best explanation of this phenomenon (many people have noticed) is that drive manufacturers put whatever production overruns into external cases and sell them for less profit just to get rid of stock. Most of the time, they're actually decent drives inside.

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Perfect that work.

 

and I mean, will be plug every few month to do a backup.

 

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