Remote disk storage

Remote disk storage

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:45 pm

Can anyone recommend a remote storage site for computer data? I back up my files regularly to an external hard drive. But if someone came in and stole the computer, they'd probably carry off the external drive too. I could disconnect the drive and hide it, but then what if the house burns down? So I'd like an (inexpensive) option to upload files periodically to a remote site.
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Re: Remote disk storage

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:52 pm

rberq wrote:Can anyone recommend a remote storage site for computer data? I back up my files regularly to an external hard drive. But if someone came in and stole the computer, they'd probably carry off the external drive too. I could disconnect the drive and hide it, but then what if the house burns down? So I'd like an (inexpensive) option to upload files periodically to a remote site.

Remote sites can be hacked. I'll takes my chances by backing up to a NAS(Network-Attached-Storage) in our house. If you use a router, you can set up your own NAS, run a ethernet cable to the garage, or another house? And attach your storage device that way. You can even use WLAN these days. You'll spend a couple bucks, but at least you have final control over your backups.
Look at the Buffalo Stations. They are pretty good. Linksys has a couple, also.
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2 hard drives...

PostBy: eelhc On: Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:05 pm

keep the 2nd one in at another family member's house nearby... backup and swap hard drives every time you visit.
If you don't get along with your family... keep the 2nd hard drive at a locked desk drawer at work (don't forget to password protect).
If you can't keep something like this at work... get a safety deposit box at the bank
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Re: Remote disk storage

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:45 am

How much data?


If your like us you really only care about your pictures.

Get a USB flash drive or two. Keep it at work in a drawer/locker.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820178230

They aren't that expensive.
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Re: Remote disk storage

PostBy: kozel On: Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:08 am

You can get a 250GB notebook (2.5") drive and a USB kit for under $60. Very portable; slips into a pocket. Buy 2 and when you backup to one, swap it with a neighbor or a safe deposit box. If you are afraid to give it to a neighbor, encrypt it with Truecrypt or Axcrypt (both free). If 250gb is not enough, there are 320gb & 500gb drives as well; just a few bucks more. A little technical challenging, a USB or CD bootable and free product is Clonezilla that will let you 'ghost' your drive to a USB drive to do a bare metal restore. When I build computers, I leave a small secondary partition and use Clonezilla to 'ghost' the system to that partition kind of like Acer and HP do.
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Re: Remote disk storage

PostBy: Razzler On: Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:36 pm

Get your self a external hard drive copy everything to it you want to save. it's the best way to backup. ;)
I have two of these both work flawless, best bang for you buck. You'll never run out of space!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136321
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