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    Backup to home using FTTC?

    Has anyone deployed a NAS at home using a FTTC product to backup up the Schools data?

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    Nope but we are considering doing just that with the server here at work.

    Just a simple HP MicroServer in the garage I think

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    errr, so when your house is broken into who is responsible for telling all the staff , students and parents that their personal data has gone walkies.

    CAN-O-WORMS!

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    We back our two sites across our wan link,

    perhaps finding another school in your area who have a similar desire to yourself could agreed to secure each others backup.

    Rob

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    We are looking at backing up to another school but just sorting a minimal rental agreement so there is a paper trail should we both leave and next network managers think they own the box in their server room

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    Quote Originally Posted by xenonive View Post
    We are looking at backing up to another school but just sorting a minimal rental agreement so there is a paper trail should we both leave and next network managers think they own the box in their server room
    Great Idea. Doesn't even need to be 'minimal' in that cost should be symmetric.

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    Data protection backing up to home, don't do it.

    How would you feel having you bank data backed up to someones house. Don't do it, big mine field, sort something either to LA or another school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewL View Post
    How would you feel having you bank data backed up to someones house.
    You should be fine if you simply encrypt the data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    Great Idea. Doesn't even need to be 'minimal' in that cost should be symmetric.
    Doesn't even have to have a cost - if you are both doing equal you can have a contract which states that it will cost £0.00 a year to do this for you and vice versa.

    Or just a token jesture to each other of £1 or something!

    Now many people are moving away from LEA lines with fast internet connections its very plausible situation. You could probably get a NAS device locally which will self replicate itself elsewhere.

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    Another consideration is, although a lot of home internet providers market their product as unlimited they do keep tabs on how much data you're chewing through. If you're using an excessive amount, they could very well cut or limit your internet access and/or insist that you buy a business package.

    I have agree with the general consensus of the thread that this isn't an especially good idea.

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    It was just conceptual idea but everyone has raised good points. I do know of some network managers that take tapes off site so I would put it in that league. Working with another school is undoubtedly the best solutions. I find one of the key problems with school backup is that they want data from months ago in an instant and that's a pain with tape base off-site backup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    It was just conceptual idea but everyone has raised good points. I do know of some network managers that take tapes off site so I would put it in that league. Working with another school is undoubtedly the best solutions. I find one of the key problems with school backup is that they want data from months ago in an instant and that's a pain with tape base off-site backup.
    would turning on previous versions help with that granted its a "waste" of disk space but not a bad idea if it just whoops i deleted the wrong file

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    Volume shadows only go back for a month or so and start overwriting themselves once the space limit has been hit. They're great for the "Oh bugger, I've just deleted a file" scenario but no so good for the "Can I have the version of the file from the 14 April 2005 please" scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    I find one of the key problems with school backup is that they want data from months ago in an instant and that's a pain with tape base off-site backup.
    There's no reason why people shouldn't have pretty much instant access to versioned backups of their files - this is just storage, and 4TB drives are around £120. Hosting your equipment somewhere offsite needs organising, but you can use a home setup if you have to (although, as pointed out, make sure you have a "business" Internet connection).

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    does the caretaker / site manager etc live onsite i know of a few schools where they live on / next door to site and you could just run a cable there and have lan speed?

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