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HDD rotation for security backup

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HDD rotation for security backup

Postby joergstockinger » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:20 pm

Hi *.*
I use a NAS AS5102T for all my privat data (Pics, Music, Docs etc.) with two 2TB HDD in level RAID 1.
For security reason I will rotate one of the two HDDs every month to store the HDD on a different place (security backup).

What do I have to consider for this action?

Many Thanks.

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Re: HDD rotation for security backup

Postby orion » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:41 pm

Do you mean you own 3 disks in total:
  • Disk A and B in RAID-1 in sync state.
  • Power NAS off. Remove disk A.
  • Power NAS on. Insert disk C. NAS will re-sync.
  • Bring disk A to other place.
  • Replace disk B with disk A by the previous way on the next month.
If yes, that's all right for the complete backup. However I won't do that (because of many drawbacks).
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Re: HDD rotation for security backup

Postby joergstockinger » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:44 pm

Hi Orion,

many thanks for your reply. You are right with your steps.

What kind of drawbacks may occur?

From data security perspective I need a backup outside of my environment.
What is the best security plan to do so?

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Re: HDD rotation for security backup

Postby orion » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:43 pm

Your way will do full backup copy each time. And you'll need to do backup actions (power off, on, plug disk, bring disk, ...) manually. I would prefer to simply setup a backup task, then I'm free to do other things. And the backup task should be incremental backup. That means I would setup another NAS on other place and setup rsync backup task with secured connection. ;)
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