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Advice on Online/cloud backup solutions for data on NAS

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    Advice on Online/cloud backup solutions for data on NAS

    Hi all,

    I have about 3.2TB of data on my NAS (in RAID config). I think about 2TB of it is my movie library which I wont loose much sleep on if I was to loose it.

    I do have 2 other portable drives I use for routine sync/backups of the NAS as well whenever I remember to attach them. All kept at home of course so means could easily be lost if there was a fire or theft.

    Anyhow I was wondering how others are managing such volume of data and if they are using some form of paid online solutions ....

    cheers

    #2
    Depends on the type of NAS you have, I have a WD and it has a dropbox app, so I pay for the Dropbox Premium and portion off part of the NAS to use that
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    I can't see any way to do it can you please advise?

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      #3
      I have a synology DS408 NAS which has been running for about 8yrs hence not compatible with the latest Synology firmware build that may have a dropbox or other well know storage apps.

      I also have a HP Gen8 Microserver (which I upgraded the ram & cpu but ) still sitting unused for over a year as I could not make up my mind if I wanted to run windows server on it or a NAS software.

      I am also thinking at the moment to retire the DS408 either in favor of the HP Gen8 or splash out on a singing & dancing high end QNAP that I will most likely not use a fraction of its features.

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        #4
        Put xpenology (Synology DMS port) on the Gen.8 and make it your main NAS, put the DS408 in a friend/family member home and use it to sync critical data from the Gen.8. If the DS408 is too old and doesn't support sync, get a second Gen.8 and re-use the HDDs.

        At least that's how i covered my need for "off-site" backup.

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          #5
          I had a Gen8 I couldn't decide whether to use for NAS or Lab duties...in the end I did both so run xpenology as a VM and have enough headroom to run a few other VM's on the Gen8 if needs be.

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            #6
            looks like I have to play around with the Gen8 to find an ideal solution. I would also like to move my virtualbox & vmware vm's off my mac mini so i can retire that as well for a single NAS box solution



            Coming back to the backup solutions, I am not sure I am comfortable with putting a server at friend/family's house as I certainly wont entertain the idea at my house

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              #7
              Originally posted by css_jay99 View Post
              Hi all,

              I have about 3.2TB of data on my NAS (in RAID config). I think about 2TB of it is my movie library which I wont loose much sleep on if I was to loose it.

              I do have 2 other portable drives I use for routine sync/backups of the NAS as well whenever I remember to attach them. All kept at home of course so means could easily be lost if there was a fire or theft.

              Anyhow I was wondering how others are managing such volume of data and if they are using some form of paid online solutions ....

              cheers

              I backup my NAS (approx. 1.5TB of data) to both Amazon Glacier (very cheap, but expensive and time-consuming if you need access to your data - it's used as a absolute "last resort" backup) and also BackBlaze B2 (cheaper than AWS S3, slightly more expensive than Glacier but easy access to individual files if required).

              I've had a great experience with both solutions..

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                #8
                Originally posted by billybiro View Post
                I backup my NAS (approx. 1.5TB of data) to both Amazon Glacier (very cheap, but expensive and time-consuming if you need access to your data - it's used as a absolute "last resort" backup) and also BackBlaze B2 (cheaper than AWS S3, slightly more expensive than Glacier but easy access to individual files if required).

                I've had a great experience with both solutions..
                I have been looking at Amazon Glacier but still not made the jump - I also have about 1.5 TB. From their pricing it looks like this will cost about $10 a month. If there was a disaster and needed to pull it back down, it would cost about $90. Are my calculations roughly what you are paying or are there other hidden costs I have not taken into account?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Einstein Jnr View Post
                  I have been looking at Amazon Glacier but still not made the jump - I also have about 1.5 TB. From their pricing it looks like this will cost about $10 a month. If there was a disaster and needed to pull it back down, it would cost about $90. Are my calculations roughly what you are paying or are there other hidden costs I have not taken into account?
                  Nope, that sounds about right. The idea of Glacier is for genuine archival purposes, i.e. write once, read (ideally) never, hence the very low pricing for storage but quite expensive pricing for retrieval. By contrast, BackBlaze B2 (which operates very similarly to Amazon's S3 but cheaper) has somewhat higher storage costs but offers instant access and retrieval of data at inexpensive prices. Basically, B2 is my data "backup" (where I may occasionally need to restore the odd file here and there) and Glacier is my "archive" (from which I virtually never retrieve anything, but it's there in case absolute disaster strikes).

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                    #10
                    CrashPlan.

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