Does /g/ backup it's data? Or are you a tough enough dude that takes RISKS.
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there are two types of people in the tech world, those that have backups and those learning why to make backups. For me, i crontab rsync nightly to my nas. my nas has a tape drive for worm backups. 400 lto 2 tapes cost 20 usd, so totally automatic and worth it
Yes, of course I do. I do three levels of backup:
1. Copies of everything on another hard drive in randomly named multi-gigabyte archives (their large sizes and names with no extensions give me time in case a dumb ransomware tries to encrypt them: I can hear the hard drive grind and stop it).
2. Once in a month I burn a DVD containing copies of the most important files in tightly compressed RAR archives.
3. Weekly DropBox dumps of 25-50 MB double AES encrypted archives of the most important of the most important files.
Only takes 1-2 hours in a week to do all this, I've streamlined the processes.
I'm sort of inbetween. I don't have an actual backup but my data is on a RAID5 array. I guess I'll need a tape ... holy shit they cost how much? I'll need at least 2TB! More like 4! And ideally 6!
Oh well, guess I'll need to make a second server and sync all the changes over the net.