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Backup entire System ( 4TB+ ) the fast way. HOW?
I'd like to backup my entire System or at least most of it onto a seperate Computer/NAS but as the size of what has to be transferred has gotten quite big in the meantime ( 4TB+ ) so I'm running into a problem concerning the time it takes to do this.
Let me get some facts about me:
Right now I consider myself a Noob when it comes to networking 2 PC's together mainly because I'm not working with it that much.
Other than that I can solve pretty much any other computer problem in the blink of an eye.
What I'm looking for:
- A system that serves as a backup for my entire current system which has about 4TB of storage housing - MANDATORY!
- A system that does the Copy/Move Process of the respective files fast - MANDATORY!
Waiting 11.65h to transfer 1 TB of files at ~25 MB/Sec over a GBit Network is an absolute no go.
If possible I'm looking for something that rivals the 150-200 MB/Sec from my internal RAID-0.
- A system that serves as a MediaServer for my Home Cinema System either directly connected to the TV or a PS3 - OPTIONAL
What I've tried so far:
I recently bought myself a QNAP TS-412 which transfers the files at speeds of ~25 MB/Sec not giving me a happy face.
Blame me for trusting the clerk at the shop where I bought it before reading through the specs.
What I could do:
Build a second PC from former HighEnd bits and pieces acting as a homemade NAS.
Question is will this give me the results that I demand or will it lack the same way as the NAS?
I really hope to get some help/advice in this.
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|02 Oct 2011||#4|
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My questions to you are as follows;
--What type of a backup do you want?
For example, at my house, I run a robocopy job regularly which copies all of the important data from my server to an external USB drive. These important items consist of videos, pictures, and data files. The first time I run it, it's a full backup and copy of all files from the source. Subsequent file backups are fast, as it only copies the changes since the last time it has run. This type of backup is nice as the files are in no special format on my external USB drive. I can attach to any computer and get my data back. I also copy to a pair of external USB drives and always keep 1 or both offsite. Because if my house burns down or somebody breaks in and steals everything, I don't want my source and destination to be gone at the same time. The disadvantage to this backup, is it's just a single copy of the data from a single timeframe (the last time i ran backup). So, I cannot pick and choose backup times.
Now, at home I also do a system image of my workstation. This allows me to quickly put my entire machine back exactly the way that it was. But I only image my C drive...I don't image my data. The data backup would come from the above. This keeps my backups and restores quick and small.
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