NAS upgrade suggestion.

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by tommyturbo, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. tommyturbo

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    Not that I thought I'd ever do it but I have filled my iOmega 1TB NAS so I need some advice.

    I'm thinking of a NAS that has 2 drives so I can always have a backup. Is this possible? And do iOmega do such a drive?


    Any suggestions?


    Cheers.
     
  2. cleavepm

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    You should never view any of the drives in a NAS as backup - merely redundancy should one drive fail. If both drives fail, or the unit itself, you're still in the same position The only way to protect your data is to have it on at least 2 physically separate storage devices.

    I have a 4 bay NAS which holds all my data. I then have separate unit which I backup the data to regurlarly (almost daily sync) and is held on the same site. I then have another unit which I backup the data to which sits off-site (simply retrieve/return it to some friends when I see them - usually once a month).

    HTH
     
  3. tommyturbo

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    Thanks, yes that makes sense.

    What are the chances of both drives failing in a mirrored NAS?

    Maybe I can back up the real important thinks to a cloud type affair.
     

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