Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:37 PM
Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:57 PM
Configs/PGP Key/comhack π ∞
"Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress toward more pain." -George Orwell, 1984
Posted 14 July 2018 - 11:25 PM
She should use multiple USB drives so she can have a grandfather, father, son backup scenario. 64 GB drives should work for her 50 GB backups but try one before buying more.
Posted 15 July 2018 - 01:36 PM
Edited by ebrke, 15 July 2018 - 01:40 PM.
Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:03 AM
Some of the drives want to run additional software. I don't let them.
If you decide to go the portable hard drive route, don't put every image on there just in case the hard drive dies. Either buy 2 external hard drives or rotate between the external and a USB stick so you have at least 1 source for an image.
Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:18 AM
I use one of these. The usb3 is as almost as fast as the pc drives. With it I can copy to and from the pc or with two ssd/hdd's inserted copy and paste between them.
You'll never need to install it again
"I did and I'm really happy"
Posted 16 July 2018 - 11:49 AM
Posted 17 July 2018 - 12:12 AM
Here's something I wrote a while ago on backup strategies: Options for Backing Up Your Computer [PDF]. It doesn't get into mentioning specific products, but does give an overview of the various types of backup technologies and methods available. It's a few years old, but aside from discussing storage capacities is is still fairly current.
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