Forum: Music discussion
Topic: Back-up External Hard Drive ???
Any suggestions on how to accomplish that? Is there a software with a good sync/backup routine that any of you guys use?
Inviato Tue 17 May 11 @ 11:28 pm
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Inviato Mon 13 Jun 11 @ 2:53 pm
(1) Drag and Drop all your music files onto an external drive and store it someplace safe. If you live someplace with annual weather events (floods, tornado, etc) then consider putting it in a bank or a relative that lives in a dry climate. You don't need to use Window's backup utility.
(2) If you're constantly adding to your collection (and most of us are), you might wanna consider a NAS (Network Attached Storage). These usually run in some form of RAID which protects your data in the event a hard drive fails. Its also seen as a shared folder on your Windows machine. Its like having an external hard drive, but its on your network and your access times to files are much shorter over 802.11g wireless or Ethernet Connection.
NAS boxes are fairly cheap, you can get a Netgear NAS box for $80 and pick up a couple of 1TB drives for $50 each. You can also buy hard drives already setup to be NAS for about $150 (1TB).
(3) Backup to Dual Layer DVD's - This should take a minute (read: hours) and a few disc...
(4) ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR HARD DRIVE (OS)! Use a few program like Clonezilla (Google it!), but it on a flash drive (assuming your machine will boot from USB) or put it on a CD. Clone or make an imagine of your hard drive and store it someplace safe. Clonezilla works with a network as well so you can have your machine crash, boot up Clonezilla and restore your hard drive from your NAS you set up earlier.
Inviato Thu 16 Jun 11 @ 11:28 am