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How do you do....it? Thread, Backup to home using FTTC? in Technical; If anyone is doing this to home then full drive encryption is an absolute must, plus I strongly recommend a ...
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    If anyone is doing this to home then full drive encryption is an absolute must, plus I strongly recommend a signed written agreement between you and someone senior at the school to formally authorise it.

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    VSC has a 64 copy limit per volume which is quite frankley a bit s.....t

    we do site-2-site line-2-nearline backup 2 times a day so only get 34 days of backup. It also gets pushed to the LTO4 autoloaders for longer term storage. It's not ideal and something we want to resolve so we can have more Near line copies.

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    This is something I've been working on for a while now while I fine-tune things ... and do all the other stuff that needs doing first.
    We have a very good relationship with our neighbouring school so we're quite happy to have a reciprocal arrangement whereby we host each others NAS boxes in our server rooms. Seeing the rather flaky nature of some NAS boxes I've come to the conclusion that I won't sleep soundly unless I have backups of my backups. Probably two NAS boxes off-site, in the same site, replicating each other via IP rather than USB.

    I'd be very grateful to hear what backup software and hardware other schools are using for this purpose. I believe that one of the most important features is the retention period, in other words the abilty to recover accidentally deleted files.

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    we use DPM.


    Our backup goes across town to our sister site. but we could talk to the other two schools that are litteraly our neighbour and nextdoor but one neigbour.

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    Also I would not use a off the shelf nas box I would either build a server or buy a second hand one.

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    We've always just backed up things to a different location on the school site.

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    How do you archive data? That what nice about tape you can store it and not use power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    How do you archive data? That what nice about tape you can store it and not use power.
    You could copy your archived data to an external drive and pop it in the safe. In years to come there's more likely to be PCs with USB ports than compatible tape drives and the appropriate backup software.

    I like your suggestion of building your own server, the cheap NAS boxes although they have masses of disk space have some dreadful software, I've tried Freecom and Netgear. You might just as well build a good quality PC with loads of disk space.

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    NASty if it's a buffalo.

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