I want a failproof backup scheme for my home business. This is the scheme i have come up with so far:
C:\ SSD Drive 1: for OS D:\ SSD Drive 2: for Current Projects
L:\ HDD Drive 1: Libraries and components I:\ HDD Drive 1: Incremental backups (Of Working projects) R:\ HDD Drive 1: Archive (archived projects, data etc + Incremental) X:\ HDD Drive 2: Copy of Libraries and components Y:\ HDD Drive 2: Copy of Incremental backups Z:\ HDD Drive 2: Copy of Archive
So the second hard drive in the NAS is just a synced or RAIDED copy of the first drive. The whole idea is to have a THIRD NAS DRIVE, which is also a copy of the first NAS drive. This third drive is kept at a friends home. Every week, I'll take out the updated NAS drive, switch it with the old one my friend has, install the old one in the NAS, and update it again.
As far as I know, this will guard against every possible failure:
- Disk failure / accidental overwrite: Use inceremntal backups
- Theft / Fire : Use the Disk at friends home
Now my question :
I've never used a NAS or RAID. Is it even possible to switch the drives as described above ?? Also, should I manually sync the drive with special software, or use RAID to sync the 2 drives ?
EDIT: First of all, don't go NAS because its TOO SLOW (Network!?). Secondly, don't use RAID. http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/nas/nas-basics/30060-smart-sohos-dont-do-raid