[lug] network drives as backup?

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Tue Jul 25 11:34:35 MDT 2006

Jeff Schroeder wrote:
>> I'm using external USB hard drives.
> I echo this.  USB drives are convenient, easy to move, and fairly cheap 
> (the enclosure is maybe $30, and add the cost of whatever drive you 
> want).
> I've got one hanging off my main data server, and run nightly backups to 
> it.  Now and then I need to move it to another system to copy backup 
> files quickly, or burn a CD for archival purposes.  Plug and play.
> $0.02,
> Jeff

As an added side-note, it may be "a good thing(TM)" to disconnect it 
from your server when it's not in use for backups.  Reason:  If the box 
gets compromised, they can't get to your backup.


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