You would probably be better off getting yourself a second 1TB HDD and storing it in your desk drawer at work.
If you want to sync over internet, check your bandwidth ...
But once your initial sync is done incremental backups take relatively small amounts. I did my initial backup (~2TB) over the course of a couple of weeks, but I didn't care because it was free, not like I have to sit there and watch my NAS rsync.
I have my entire CD collection (~600 CD's) plus a load of other stuff sitting on a 1TB hard disk. It's taken a fair bit of effort getting it there and my thoughts have now turned to adding redundancy. I believe this should be away from where I live and in more than one location, preferably. So I've (nearly) decided to give all my 'stuff' to a couple of friends at work, both of whom have at least 4TB of available network storage. The only thing that puts me off is how can I ensure that it remains a true backup? I'm not asking them to store my hard drives, rather my collection will go into their arrays. For their trouble, I'm happy for them to access and enjoy the music but I don't want anything being changed. Has anyone had experience in this area? Cheers
That is, if you are expanding your discs, you should not do this. However, in order to verify that the copy is in sync you need only transfer checksums.
Quote from: Porcus on 19 November, 2010, 02:07:32 PMThat is, if you are expanding your discs, you should not do this. However, in order to verify that the copy is in sync you need only transfer checksums.Still, if you need to restore from a disaster, 2 TB would be 8 months quota at 250 GB/month. If you can only restore over the network, it's not viable.