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Best backup solution 2014

I've always backed my files on CDs and DVDs, but a few years back I decided to go for external hard disks because they seemed more practical. I would love to get SSD external hard disks, but they are very expensive. I'm currently looking at cloud-based backup solutions but I don't really know where to find something of quality that is private and relatively cheap. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on May 6, 2014 - 17 answers

Managing and backing up files across several home computers

What are your tools and best practices for managing your digital stuff across several computers at home? [more inside]
posted by parudox on Mar 3, 2014 - 12 answers

Wanted: bombproof, redundant, fast, accessible data storage

I have tens of thousands of photo, video and music files. I want to store them in a way that is reliable and rapidly accessible. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by googly on Apr 8, 2013 - 11 answers

Show me the files.

What is a good online storage solution for huge amounts of data, high privacy settings, and streaming online videos for multiple users? [more inside]
posted by banannafish on May 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me find a personal offsite data backup service.

Help me find a personal offsite data backup service. [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Dec 1, 2010 - 2 answers

Trying to Find an Article on Data Preservation

What article did I read on preserving personal data? [more inside]
posted by rollick on Jul 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Portable backup

How to take lots of photos while abroad for a long trip? [more inside]
posted by jedro on Feb 26, 2008 - 21 answers

A->B instead of B->A?!?!?

How to recover from sync-ing a RAID 1 the wrong way? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Feb 6, 2008 - 11 answers

How to calculate Rate of Change

How can i calculate (or make a good approximation) of how much some data has changed in bytes? [more inside]
posted by daveyt on Feb 1, 2008 - 6 answers

Hard drive backups for closed office

My father passed away a few months ago and the question of how to store the data on his office computers for the long term has come up. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by BigSky on Feb 19, 2007 - 8 answers

How to transfer a big file?

I want to get a file from my mac to my pc -- the file is just slightly too big to fit on a CD-R. [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Oct 12, 2005 - 15 answers

Shipping large amounts of data to a lot of customers?

I need to get 40-60 gigs of data to about 200 customers a month. Currently I am using DVDs and am finding it a total hassle. I am considering harddrives but I think they will be more or less an equivalent hassle. Is there some other way? Downloads seem a little unfeasible due to the size but I'd be interesting in hearing anything.
posted by xmutex on Sep 30, 2005 - 20 answers

Options for secure data storage?

What are my best options for safely storing in excess of 700Gb of data? [more inside]
posted by ScottUltra on Jun 8, 2005 - 12 answers

Setting up my new HDD

What should I do with my new hard drive? [more inside]
posted by jewishbuddha on Apr 21, 2005 - 11 answers

When RAID arrays go bad

The 2x250Gb RAID1 array on my desktop system (WinXP) started throwing up 'Delayed write failure' errors and forcing mirroring on reboot. I unplugged the HDs and reinstalled Windows, but suspect a hardware failure. What's the best way to run diagnostics while minimising the risk of corrupted data being mirrored across? Plug in each drive separately, detach the array, or re-mirror and hope for the best?
posted by holgate on Apr 5, 2005 - 1 answer

Advice for building archival storage cabinet for discs, docs?

I'm seeking info on data/CD/paper/object archival storage for various stuff at my home. There are really two questions here: 1) Where can I find authoritive information about CD-ROM preserving/archival methods. 2) Where can I find info on building/converting a cabinet to a controlled environment on a low budget/DIY? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Apr 5, 2005 - 4 answers

Online Dat Storage

Does anyone have experience with online data storage services -- i.e. backing up important files such as pictures, transaction records, music, etc. on remote storage accessible via the Web? Is there true value in this? Who are the best providers? What should I be paying?
posted by terrier319 on Jan 21, 2005 - 12 answers

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