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Old 09-13-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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Hacking after thoughts - are you backed up?

Well thank goodness we keep the site backed up. We were able to get it back online rather quickly with minimal loss.

That brings up something to think about --- do you have a backup strategy for your own data? I dont know about you, but I have a LOT of data including family pictures, movie files, music, manuals, etc, etc....and I have lost hard drives multiple times over the years....

Currently I use Time Machine for my Mac and I also backup off site using an online cloud service (IE - Crashplan, Carbonite, Mozy, etc). A lot of folks just backup locally, but what if you have a theft, fire or flood? Then it is all gone! For $5 a month, it is great piece of mind.

Do you backup your files? What is your strategy to make sure you are protected?

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Old 09-13-2013, 01:20 PM   #2
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No. Have had many hard drives poop, just throw in a new one. Anything important is on thumb drives. I have zero faith in the security of anything stored in a "cloud" or any of the online secure storage services. As reliant as business in this country is on computers, the Web, networks, etc., I find it alarming and embarrassing how poor computer security seems to be in this country.

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Old 09-13-2013, 03:58 PM   #3
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I've got a bunch of backup procedures, it depends on *what* we're worrying about.

On my web services (phpbb form and bmark.us) I run, the databases get backed up, zipped, and copied to s3 storage twice a day. So worst case is I lose 12hrs of user content.

For my work (lots of software) I keep things pushed to remote locations like github, launchpad, and servers. So if my laptop were to go boom, there's always somewhere else with the code.

For my home files, I put important things in dropbox. I get the sync between machines, versioning, and it makes setting up a new machine nice and easy. Anything that's too big for that, I keep on a SAN device (Synology DJ212) and I backup all my local machines hourly to it. That then backs up every Monday to an attach usb drive. If a fire were to take down my house, I'd only have the stuff that's remote, but all my pics are in flickr, code up on github, and major stuff in dropbox. So there's nothing I couldn't live without.

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Old 09-14-2013, 11:24 AM   #4
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I have a file server (on which I keep all "live files") - this machine runs 24hrs/day. I have an automatic nightly incremental backup - I keep 2 years worth of backups. I then do a weekly external backup, rotating between two drive sets - one is always locked up away from home (in the office). At the moment doing a backup to the cloud is not practical even with a service that allows seeding (I have more data than the capacity of most disks provided for seeding).
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:08 PM   #5
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I burn all my pictures onto a DVD now and then and give the grandparents a copy. They love it and I have a backup if the house burned down or something. As for the rest of the stuff on the computer I can't think of anything worth worrying about.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:30 PM   #6
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I use Carbonite to back up photos and videos off-site after losing everything to a bricked HD
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:08 PM   #7
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I use Time Machine to backup my entire hard drive seamlessly and effortlessly.

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Old 09-14-2013, 04:53 PM   #8
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Nope - good to go

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Old 09-14-2013, 06:07 PM   #9
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At home currently I am using two external hard drives. I keep one at home, then I periodically I bring my backup hard drive home from work. Once backed up I bring it back to work where it is locked up in my desk. Works good for now. My plan to buy a home server and then use my external to back up the system.

My work computer I have a large external thumbdrive in the back of the docking station, I have software setup to automatically backup and save the data to the thumbdrive.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:12 AM   #10
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On the hacking subject, Some one hacked the service that Best Buys uses to send out e-mails and stole a lot of email addresses. Before I got the email about the situation someone hacked my computer and sent out emails, all ad related, to my contacts through my computer. Was told to change my password which I did and have had no more problems. Now I change my password on a regular basis. I am not that savvy about computer systems.

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