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What Is Your MAIN Backup? Cloud, DVD or HDD?

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Poll: Backup Solutions

What Do You Use as Your Main Backup Device?

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#1 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:13

I currently use an external hard drive with some things backed up to DVD.
Might start using SkyDrive for some things like my CV which would be useful to have away from my home PC, but still a little worried about security...

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:15

You might want to add NAS to the list, as quite a few poeple are now using that. Unless you consider HDD for NAS.
I for one have a 4x HDD NAS to where I back up my data, in addition to a large internal drive.

#3 Nick H.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:16

HDD for now. I don't trust the cloud services as a reliable backup solution, and DVDs and Blurays don't offer the space I need for my backups.

#4 Aheer.R.S.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:17

I have 3 HDD's in my pc, and 3 or 4 'spare ones' that I've kept from older machines, I put labels on them so I know what's what, so all my back up's are on those, if I need something I just reconnect the HDD in question :)

Not to mention my flash, and usb drives

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:24

At the moment, the only thing I consider important enough to backup are my photos, which are uploaded to Flickr. I know that doesn't count as a true back up, but at least I have my photos on my PC and in one other place.

I might get a few disk outs and do some documents now and again, but I don't really have much to backup.

#6 Max Norris

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:27

HDD's. Not a fan of cloud services, and optical media is just too slow and cumbersome to work with. Have a system set up (with redundancy) to take care of backing up the various other systems here.

#7 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:30

I have a 3TB external hard drive where I keep all of my backups.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:48

hard drive, of course. Cloud will never be used by myself aside from the kindle stuff amazon stores on it, and I will not buy devices without built in external storage because I will not promote having to use the cloud, when flash memory is so cheap and only getting cheaper.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:57

Time Machine to unRAID NAS

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:04

I backup to my home server, and also a usb drive i connect every so often so i have a backup thats not connected to my network.

Ive also backed up some important photos and other stuff to Dropbox so if something ever happened to my house at least i have the important stuff off site.

#11 xendrome


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:19

I wouldn't even use the term backup anymore, it should be "copy" because there should be at least 2 others from your main copy.

Main data is on a local server RAID5, that data is stored in dropbox (paid account) which is synced to local desktop and off-site desktop in a secure office/building. Images of server are also done every Saturday and once a month image is copied to dropbox, every 2-3 months images for both local machines are made and copied to on-site USB external.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:29

I just have a backup of my boot drive on an external HDD. Important work stuff is also backed up on another drive/cloud and pen drive.
I just use TrueImage to backup my entire boot drive. Then store the image on an external drive.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:34

NAS/Home server

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:37

NAS/Home Server, and also some Cloud services for redundancy.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:44

External Hard Drive. I do not trust cloud services.