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My Backup Plan....What do you think?

 
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May 26, 2012 14:47 |  #1

After a recent scare, I am looking at ways to improve my backup method using items that I already own. Buying a raid system is not in the plans for now.

Here is my current plan of attack:

Main MacBookPro Hard Drive: 256GB SSD

Main MBP Storage HD in OWC Data Doubler: 750GB Factory HD
-Partitions
-280GB Backup of SSD - Emergency Boot Drive in case of SSD failure
-470GB Main Portable Storage

External HDs

-500GB OWC Elite Mini - Portable backup of 470GB Main Portable Storage

-2TB Seagate GoFlex - Storage of completed projects and Backup Storage

-3TB Seagate GoFlex - Backup of Everything HD
-Partitions
-1st 280GB Backup of SSD
-2nd 500GB Backup of 470GB Main Portable Storage
-3rd 2.1 TB Backup of 2TB Seagate GoFlex

I am also running Crash Plan

What do you guys think?
What would you do differently?

btw, I also shoot a lot of wedding cinematography and thats why I need to have a lot of storage.


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May 26, 2012 15:29 |  #2

Is any of this stored off-site? If not a fire could wipe the lot out.


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May 27, 2012 10:17 |  #3

NinetyEight is right. Assume your house burns down or is hit by a hurricane/tornado/thie​ves.




  
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May 27, 2012 12:47 |  #4

I'm not trying to be the voice of doom and gloom but it's something to think about . . .

You can have all the backups in the world but if they are all in the same place you could potentially lose everything.


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May 27, 2012 13:01 |  #5

if you are worried use cloud storage, it is not expensive for photo only.
Do need good broadband. 1GB an hour is what I get which suits the jpegs into the clouds
external disks should in fire proof and hidden so cant be stolen, too.


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May 28, 2012 12:06 |  #6

OP is running Crashplan, which is cloud backup




  
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Jun 01, 2012 02:42 |  #7

Thanks for the comments so far.
I think I might add another 2 or 3TB for instant off site access.


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Jun 01, 2012 17:34 |  #8

I believe that the best plan for back ups is 3-2-1. 3 different storage units, 2 different formats, 1 off site. I use my office desk as the offsite storage - in a locked drawer.


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Jun 01, 2012 19:13 |  #9

I use SugarSync for my home business files and CrashPlan for photos. SS seems to be more responsive, ie. files are backed up to the cloud as soon as they are generated or changed and I love the Sync capability. CrashPlan is a little less expensive for the large memory hog files like pics, plus I don't need immediate backup of those.


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Jun 02, 2012 21:22 |  #10

NinetyEight wrote in post #14491704 (external link)
I'm not trying to be the voice of doom and gloom but it's something to think about . . .

You can have all the backups in the world but if they are all in the same place you could potentially lose everything.

Be the the voice of doom and gloom. It's an important job. OFFSITE BACKUP IS NECESSARY. I am the voice of experience here. Having had my entire business wiped out bn an F4 tornado, I'd have had to close the doors, if I hadn't had my backups. With backups all I had to do was buy a new computer and start up.


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