Questions tagged [backup]
For questions about hardware that will be used specifically for backing up data. Do not use this tag for general questions about data storage.
Are portable 2.5 inch external hard drives more prone to internal damage?
I bought a 2 TB external hard drive from Seagate and on the first day it stopped working. Probably something broken inside. I never had expected that it will get damaged so easily. So I'm ...
Backup for Mac? Alternatives to Apple Time Capsule?
I used to backup my MacBook to the Apple Time Capsule. It saved me several times in the past ~5 years. Since Apple is not manufacturing this device anymore, I wonder what is the current most effective ...
Alternative to lead-acid computer battery backup?
I had a CyberPower 10-outlet unit installed to protect the computer in my home office. Very soon the smoke detector just outside my office door started to sound every few hours. Having removed the ...
NAS for RAID for professional photographer and graphic designer, min. 4 drive bays
I'm a photographer and graphic designer, so I have a lot of large files that I need to keep backed up in a RAID. I don't need video streaming or camera feed or features like that, but I do need ultra-...
4TB-5TB External portable USB bus-powered hard drive that does not use SMR technology
Are there any currently manufactured 4TB-5TB external portable USB bus-powered hard drives that do not use Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology? I would like to avoid SMR hard drives because ...
What is the best support to store data long-term?
I have been facing this question many times when making backups for home. I would like to understand what is the best way to store data for the long-term (i.e.: 50 years). The requirements of the ...
How to automatically backup thousands of computer CDs and DVDs
I have thousands of computer CDs and DVDs with some data. I want to backup them in an automated way (i.e. not change disc by disc by hand). I found this so far: Auto Ripper hackaday project Vinpower ...
How can I use two USB external hard drives by mirroring both like RAID 1
I was using Amazone drive for store my photos and videos and important document etc.. by comparing the annual cost, now I'm thinking to move to a USB external hard drive because those files I'm not ...
Cheap, quiet (single-board?) Linux computer to act as a Borg backup target
With the demise of Crashplan for Linux I need a system for backing up my home desktop. My intent is to run a local backup server to guard against things like hard drive crashes and then use offsite ...
Small bussines Server
I am looking for a small server or nas for my home plaything It should be able to perform the following tasks. Function as Media server / net drive / TV-streaming / music-streaming Have FTP server ...
HDD vs SSD for semi-frequent backups
(Copied from superuser) With SSDs getting cheaper and more mature, I am thinking of getting some for off-site backups. I would store system images and media backups on it, updated weekly-monthly. The ...
low power computer I can use for DIY NAS with Crashplan
I've installed CrashPlan for a lot of my family, and given some of them USB flash drives for local backup, which works pretty well, but I also want to setup a long-term off-site backup, for which I ...
Cheap, modern tape backup drive?
Can someone suggest a cheap backup drive that holds maybe 1 tape for backups, is still sold, still popular, and is likely to still be accessible on it or another model in another 10 years?
Seagate Hard Drive RPM
I'm looking to replace a backup drive that died. I was considering a Seagate Barracuda drive (ST2000DM001) which is listed as 7200 RPM. Amazon reports a newer version of the drive (ST2000DM006), which ...
Harddisk with Thunderbolt V2 - Backup with Time Machine (OS X)
I am looking for an external harddisk for backup my MacBook Pro (with Time Machine) and I saw there are already "packed" configurations (combos) like theses: LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Transcend ...
What's the cheapest reliable method of backing up my data?
In the event of a catastrophe, it's always good to have a backup of your data. I'm looking for a good hardware solution (i.e. not a cloud or other online-type backup—a physical backup that I can keep ...