Backup solution

In these days of digital memories, it’s important to have a proper backup solution for your family. So I’ve invested in a Dlink DNS-323 (a network storage device) and a couple of 500GB hard drives. Plugged it into my network, turned it on, and formatted the drives as RAID 1, which gives me 498GB of striped storage. It mounts as a drive using smbfs. I have an automated backup for my main machine on a cron job, and I’ll set up a backup of Mrs Elbeno’s laptop too.

The only other thing to do is to get a USB/eSATA enclosure for my other 500GB drive, and every month backup to that and keep it at work. An offsite backup solution is an important part of a backup regime.


  1. 498GB of ‘striped’ storage? I thought RAID 1 was mirrored.

    Anyway, well done. Hopefully I will do something about this soon.

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