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show user profile  Jock
Now i've got quite a bit of work on my computer i'm thinking its about time I got some decent system for backups just in case the worst was to happen.

What exactly should I be looking at, just a good sized external hdd or is there something else out there I should get?

For an idea of size, my 3D work partition has only used like 100Gb although there will be lots more to go on in time.

Cheers
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9/16/2011 10:26:06 AM (last edit: 9/16/2011 10:27:08 AM)
show user profile  dd
i pay £100 per yr to dropbox i know my house can burn down and my shite is safe. i also have a few WD my book external drives that i use

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9/16/2011 10:28:48 AM (last edit: 9/16/2011 10:28:48 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
personally I'd buy a blu-ray burner & reguarly backup your work drive/directory onto bd discs.

the worst will happen so make sure you have a solid backup policy.

imaging onto a seperate drive is better than nothing, but that only gives you one backup.

sometimes you want to be able to go back to your work directory from say a year ago so regular backups to disc is the best solution.

backing up your o/s partion to a seperate drive is a good solution if you need that.

as dave says you need a strategy that includes an offsite element in case really bad shit happens.
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9/16/2011 10:29:08 AM (last edit: 9/16/2011 10:33:15 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
My advice is to have both a Dropbox account and to use some form of removable drive.

Having them stored online, as well as a quickly accessible version of the files gives you the best options. Dropbox can automatically synch files, which is fantastic.




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9/16/2011 11:17:20 AM (last edit: 9/16/2011 11:17:20 AM)
show user profile  Jock
Cheers guys and i'll have a look and see what this dropbox is about as I havent heard of it before.
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9/16/2011 11:17:59 AM (last edit: 9/16/2011 11:17:59 AM)
show user profile  dd
mate sign up for a free 2gb account here and you get more space the more peeps that join via your link . use this link to sign up :) >http://db.tt/UPISeQH


http://www.renderpimp.com





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9/16/2011 11:25:34 AM (last edit: 9/16/2011 11:26:23 AM)
show user profile  npcph
I use a dell rd1000. fast and reliable. Little expensive for the media, but i think it is more reliable and durable then external hard drives. I use it for server backups.
http://www.dell.com/us/enterprise/p/powervault-rd1000/pd.aspx

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9/16/2011 3:19:05 PM (last edit: 9/16/2011 3:19:05 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
I have a My book which sits next to the PC and then I have a portable drive I take everywhere I go. I use Everyday auto backup to run everyday before I go to bed. Both drives backup the User profiles of the PC.

Not quite got into this online backup yet although I do pay for a Box.net account.
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9/16/2011 3:31:00 PM (last edit: 9/16/2011 3:31:39 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
Assume your using windows, try MS's own synctoy, it's really simple and does the job, can just auto run a batch file everynight

external HD's are super cheap these days! easy

I don't have a plan for super bad fire type situations though! apart from old external HD's that I hide at my parents ;)



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9/16/2011 3:56:48 PM (last edit: 9/16/2011 3:58:15 PM)
show user profile  zeefusion
I have a mate who has a back up of a back up of a back up and a generator that lasts about 30 mins if the power was ever to go out he can save his work. You can never have enough security :)
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9/16/2011 4:05:59 PM (last edit: 9/16/2011 4:05:59 PM)
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