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★ Best software to check data integrity of backups

 
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Apr 12, 2018 23:56 |  #16

Backup software doing incremental backups give you protection against virusus, ransomware, etc. Copies give you a false sense of security.


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Apr 13, 2018 06:41 |  #17

tim wrote in post #18605851 (external link)
Backup software doing incremental backups give you protection against virusus, ransomware, etc. Copies give you a false sense of security.

This depends on the software being used to backup or copy.




  
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Apr 13, 2018 13:15 |  #18

If your back up are HDD and power off, your best bet is not do run any thing at all. Think about it, with HDD, how can data goes wrong:
1) magnetic media data retention.
2) mechanical failure

Data retention is really a strong suit for magnetic media. It is not something you need to worry about. Plus, you don't know the state of the data integrity beside pass or fail. It can pass this minutes, one hour later fail.

Mechanical failure is again, nothing you can do about it. It is not like you can check for the physical health of the hardware by data integrity check. In fact, each data integrity check put a lot of stress on the mechanical. It will hurt more than it help.

The best way to backup is, first, don't use a SSD or any flash media. second, do multiple HDD backup. Forget about data integrity check


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