My Backup Plan....What do you think?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bimmeracer, May 26, 2012.

  1. bimmeracer macrumors regular

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    Oct 13, 2008
    #1
    After a recent scare, I am looking at ways to improve my backup method using items that I already own. Buying a raid system is not in the plans for now.

    Here is my current plan of attack:

    Main MacBookPro Hard Drive: 256GB SSD
    Main MBP Storage HD in OWC Data Doubler: 750GB Factory HD
    -Partitions
    -280GB Backup of SSD - Emergency Boot Drive in case of SSD failure
    -470GB Main Portable Storage

    External HDs
    -500GB OWC Elite Mini - Portable backup of 470GB Main Portable Storage
    -2TB Seagate GoFlex - Storage of completed projects and Backup Storage
    -3TB Seagate GoFlex - Backup of Everything HD
    -Partitions
    -1st 280GB Backup of SSD
    -2nd 500GB Backup of 470GB Main Portable Storage
    -3rd 2.1 TB Backup of 2TB Seagate GoFlex

    I am also running Crash Plan

    What do you guys think?
    What would you do differently?

    btw, I also shoot a lot of wedding cinematography and thats why I need to have a lot of storage.
     
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Aug 9, 2009
    #2
    Which disks are on-site? Which are off-site (or rotated off-site)?

    Which data is archival, and unlikely to be needed again? What is the demotion strategy, i.e. at what point does something get demoted to "unlikely to be needed again"?

    Two disaster scenarios to consider:
    1. If the place burned down or flooded, would your data survive? What if a burglar took all the computer equipment? How soon could you get all your data back?

    2. If your internet connection went down for a week, what would you do?
     

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