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Mirror / backup laptop btrfs drive to sometimes connected external USB disk

I have a laptop with an internal drive using btrfs. There are several subvolumes and snapshots on here. I want a copy of this drive to be made periodically to an external USB disk of approximately the ...
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Synology NAS station - how to mirror 2 HDD (Simple how-to)

I have a following problem with my Synology disk station: I had one small HDD in Synology Diskstation, so I removed it. I bought 2 new HDD with same capacity. I transferred backup from old disk to ...
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Is a home NAS reliable to keep your data on (no other backups)?

The question came up while I was thinking to move some data (e.g.) pictures, old but important other data solely to the NAS (private use, no business level). My NAS is a simple 2 disk RAID system. I ...
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RAID 1 (mirroring) [closed]

I just bought a second HDD for backups, it is exactly the same model as the first one. Both drives are secondary, I have SSD for the system. My motherboard is an Asus Gryphon Z87. My questions: ...
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When setting up RAID, what does the option “data protection” mean?

I'm setting up a RAID and it has the option "data protection". By default it's disabled but can be changed to enabled. I google searched and found this Data Protection: Use this item to enable or ...
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How to detect RAID 0 from Ubuntu Live CD?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on a server with RAID 0 configuration. The server has many user accounts and the users have a lot of data in the server. The server has been crashed due to removal of ...
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Automatic ESXi backups, is this possible?

Since ESXi does not support software RAID, the only option would be to use a hardware RAID controller. However, I would like to avoid buying one for a while, until I finally decide to keep using ESXi ...
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How to set up parity for spanned volumes

I am looking for a way to make parity backups of my data that i store on a large spaned volume... Ideally i would use raid 5, but i have drives of many different sizes, and would like to use all. What ...
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Best tools and strategies for backing up 5+ TB of data? [closed]

I currently run a single Windows machine with 5+ TB of home media (photos, videos, etc.), and it is quickly growing in size. What I'm worried about is possible drive failures in the upcoming years. I ...
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Raid 0 of 4 ssds with same size and the fifth HD as backup drive

I want to ask if it is possible if i have 4 SSDs (128GB each) with similar size to be raid 0 (to quadruple the reading and writing speed) and use another HD almost quadruple the size(500GB or do i ...
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FreeNAS pool configuration - RAID1 + other drives

Simple questions, really. I found this answer with a similar setup, but not sure it answers my question. If it does, I'm curious why since the answer seems a bit unsure: ZFS Hard Drive Configuration ...
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Could I have destroyed Partitioning-Scheme/Filesystem of HDDs with External Harddrive Case with builtin Raid-Controller?

I had just recently bought a Fantec QB-35US3R to have a nice box on my desk to make some backups to. Along with the HDD-Bay I had ordered some 4TB HDDs to let them run in Raid 5, which is handled by ...
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A few questions about windows 7 snapshots

I have been googling a while, but I am a bit confused about Microsoft VSS technology. Currently I am running Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit - everything patched to the latest versions. My system has one ...
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How can I image and restore Windows 7 on a Intel Rapid Storage RAID?

I have some Dell machines using with this card with an 32G SSD and a 2TB HDD. Every live environment I've tried so far has not seen the OS drive. I've tried these: Acronis Clonezilla Ghost Easeus ...
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Can I backup multiple hardrives from one computer?

I am looking at setting up a small office with 8 PCs and wanted a cost effective way of securely backing up each and every one of them? I was considering setting up a 9th PC with a RAID controller but ...
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Home Backup Storage Configuration

I'm in the planning phase of overhauling backups at home. Currently, I use CrashPlan Free to backup all the machines to an external hard drive on a server running Server 2008R2. Since this external ...
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Logistics of a large data transfer

This is the setup: I have a Ubuntu server that is doing the heavily lifting. Its pulls backups from an NFS and puts them on a Drobo device connected via USB using rsync. The Drobo has two seperate ...
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Linux USB Disk Mirroring - Is this the right Approach?

I have a 1TB NTFS USB Data Drive (no boot, etc...) that I would like to keep a mirror of as a backup in case of hardware failure. It is always connected to my raspberry pi running the raspbian ...
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HDD situation - what would be best - data and backup

I just installed W8 on an Intel 330 180 GB SSD. I have 3 1TB HDDs. 1 HDD will be external for backup. 2 HDDs are then available for my PC. I do not need 2 TB of storage, so I thought I'd set these ...
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How to move partition with Users to a new SATA controller?

Our current situation: X79 chipset. Windows 7 installed on SATA SSD running on Marvell controller. C:\Users contains just Public and computer-name folders, all the other users are created in E:\Users. ...
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Check Hard disk status with RAID 5 configuration in Centos 6

I have a PC with 6 HDD (for data) and 1 SSD (for Centos 6.3) with on board intel RAID 5. I'm pretty aware that upon any hard disk failure the system will continue normally but more stress on the CPU ...
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Do I need differential backups in ZFS?

I am considering migrating from (debian + mirrored raid + daily differential backups + weekly full backups) to ZFS raidz. Is there any point of performing backups in ZFS the same way as my current ...
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Setting up Raid 1 Array for Home Server

I'm not sure if this is even possible, but it's worth asking on here! Essentially I have a old machine at home (well, not old hardware wise, but I recently built a new gaming rig), which I decided to ...
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RAID 1 on 2 external HDDs

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server on my old laptop. Its HDD (160 GB) is too small for the file storage I need, so I'd like to attach a couple of external HDDs to it (through USB ports). The data I'll keep ...
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Is there any freeware software to ghost a RAID 1 disk?

Where I can find freeware software to ghost a RAID 1 disk? I installed Windows XP on a Dell server with a supported RAID card. I tried to ghost it using FOG project, but I think it doesn't support ...
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How is WHS 2011 handling backups of a mirrored drive (RAID-1)?

I have Windows Home Server 2011 automatically backing up my PC. The relevant specifications are that my 500GB system drive is a software mirror and my PC is running Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I expected ...
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Is it possible to connect a Drobo to a Terastation

I have a terastation which has 2x USB inputs for connecting external hard drives or USB printer to, and I want to know if I could connect a Drobo to one of those USBs to effectively put the Drobo on ...
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Using Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID-1 in “on request” update mode is a viable backup solution?

I have 2 Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB HDD in RAID 1 using Intel Rapid Storage Technology. I use them as a storage volume, that is not accessed very frequently, and most importantly, that is not written ...
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Setting a personal backup server

I am looking to set up a server to back up all my files from about 4 machines + phones. Can you recommend some systems for me to look at? Is it better to buy one or set up one my self? What software ...
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Software RAID and backup altogether

In this thread I've got most valuable tips regarding the home RAID solution options as well as their pros and cons: RAID for home use I've figured out for myself a few important points (the ...
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backuppc - will it work with flexraid (or similar)

Will backupcpc work with flexraid? What I do know is Backuppc must run under linux because of the hard links it uses, which means the file system I believe has to be a certain type other than ...
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Can the drives in a RAID 1 array be rotated?

As a follow-up to my question Disaster recovery backup of files/photos for personal use, it sounds like for personal disaster-safe backup, multiple rotated hard drives is the way to go. One of the ...
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Should I use “Raid 5 + spare” or “Raid 6”?

What is "Raid 5 + Spare" (excerpt from User Manual, Sect 4.17.2, P.54): RAID5+Spare: RAID 5+Spare is a RAID 5 array in which one disk is used as spare to rebuild the system as soon as a disk fails ...
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NAS / RAID / Backup Scheme

I want a failproof backup scheme for my home business. This is the scheme i have come up with so far: Workstation: C:\ SSD Drive 1: for OS D:\ SSD Drive 2: for Current Projects NAS L:\ HDD Drive ...
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Can I set up a raid array where I have multiple small drives that back up to one large drive?

I want to know if I can set up a raid of like 150 gb velociraptors for performance and then make it to where they automatically back up to a larger say 2tb western digital caviar black drive? let me ...
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RAID-1 and regular drive removal (using RAID-1 as a backup measure)

Is using mdadm's RAID-1 of 2 partitions (one on laptop's internal HDD, one on external HDD) a good idea. I want the system to work as RAID-1 if both drives are present, work as regular volume ...
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RAID 1 mirroring to more than two drives?

I do not trust any RAID types for home use. I've got 2 Terabytes of Data that I want to copy (duplicate) to about 4-6 drives for redundancy so that I will never lose these pics and videos I've ...
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How Good RAID is in Protecting Us from Data Loss?

I tried RAID before, because the idea that two hard disks mirror to each other, and thus prevent data loss in the event of bad sectors is appealing. But I discovered that once a hard disk went off, ...
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Mirror hard-drive? RAID or something?

I have two disks, D:\ with 70gb capacity and E:\ with 250gb I want EVERYTHING that is added, modified, deleted etc to E:\Backups\ to be mirrored onto D:\ How to do? I'm running Win XP pro. Both ...
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Data storage and backup plan for a photog?

I've recently gotten into photography and now have a largish data problem. I also have never really had much on my home pc that I would cry over if I lost so don't have a good backup plan in place. ...