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Cool which method of backup

This is my current setup. 2 1TB raid 1.

i still want 1 more method of backup. either another computer with a tb or use a tape drive? or an external hdd?



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External USB 2.0. You can get an External 1TB Drive for $80 on Newegg. Or you can up it to External 2TB Drive for a bit over $100. 2.0 isnt all that fast but since this is just a backup drive you can set up to run in the middle of the night you dont need the speed of a USB 3.0 considering it's double the price. External drive is way too easy to set up versus trying to do it over a network with one computer or another always asleep or off or somesuch...
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sounds good. didnt want to have a computer just for that extra copy. whats a good brand for external.

1tb min is what i need since the raid is 1tb.

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I've pretty much standardized on Western Digital internal drives over the years. Never really had any problems with them. But that's just my preference. I dont think you'd go wrong with any of the bigger named drives: WD, Seagate, Hitachi. I'd presonally stay away from the cheapest, no-named drives because the price difference is really very little for what you get and for what you're trying to protect!
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well i got the WD My Book Elite 1tb but found out its not compatable with server 2003 via wd support. i either can override it and use it as a true external or... plug it into my win 7 and just network /share the drive and link it on the server.


but what backup method is best? the one built in windows, copy paste, or use the wd software?



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Your best setup would be TWO esata hard drives with a pci e Hardware raid controller at 3gb second (and Biosed)....(short of buying your own SAN device that is)
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hows this?

Newegg.com - Rosewill Silicon Image RC-209-EX PCI External e-SATA x2/ Internal SATA x4 1.5G HDD Controller Card Supports RAID0/1/5/0+1/ or un-RAID modes

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so if i get that, will it swap over or i would have to reformat and configure for the 2 existing hdds?

this moboard only has pcis. it doesnt have any pci ex. it does have an amr port but dont think that will work.


i can set that up in the next server when it gets built. thinking at lease dual core, 2gb ram min, and upgrade to x64

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hows this?

Newegg.com - Rosewill Silicon Image RC-209-EX PCI External e-SATA x2/ Internal SATA x4 1.5G HDD Controller Card Supports RAID0/1/5/0+1/ or un-RAID modes

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so if i get that, will it swap over or i would have to reformat and configure for the 2 existing hdds?

this moboard only has pcis. it doesnt have any pci ex. it does have an amr port but dont think that will work.


i can set that up in the next server when it gets built. thinking at lease dual core, 2gb ram min, and upgrade to x64
I have a raid card made by the same company. I am reasonably sure you will need to reformat...Even if it wasnt necessary I would definately want to sever the OS dependancy that exists when you have software raid.( I learned a hard lesson about that once during the NT4.0 days...if you loose the OS that created the OBJECT...you loose the SID key to ever open it up again)
My current internal HDD is a 500 gig internal 3g ...my external 1 tb pair actually benchmark tested a little faster than the internal and its seen as a device before the OS boots up...a conveniant place for an IMAGE to reside.
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well the current setup is 1 ide 200gb for just the os and programs. 2 sata 1tb hdd(identical ones) for the software raid. and that is just for local sotrage. so would i still need to reinstall windows if i move the 2 1tb hdds to the raid card with sata connections? the os hdd wont be touched.

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no...you wouldnt need to reinstall windows after adding the hardware raid setup.
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