[lug] network drives as backup?
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
> 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.
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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