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Where should I back up my files?

Currently I back up my files to two locations, my computer and my hard disk. I'm thinking of backing up the files to other places, i.e. my web server (hosting company).

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Guest [Entry]

"My preferred method is to multiply the number of external disks.

If you think one disk isn't enough, then use two. If you're still worried, use three and stash one, in rotation, outside of your house.

I believe this is surer and easier than using an online backup, not to mention the privacy issues."
Guest [Entry]

Actually you can back up your files anywhere. I mean it is don't matter where physically HDDs situated. The main is the backup technologies. The are CDP, snapshots, RAID, HA. For all of those and more functions I'm using StarWind now.
Guest [Entry]

"Online backup solutions are only useful for small amounts of data. Also, most web hosts don't allow you to use their disk space for data backup, only for actual web content (except DreamHost.com which allows 50GB for backup).

But if you have a lot of data (many gigabytes) then online services are impractical. It takes a looong time to upload so much data, and storing it costs money every month.

Instead, back up your data to an external disk (USB harddisk) then hide that harddisk away, either in your bookshelf, or at a friend's home, or at your work. For better security, encrypt the disk."
Guest [Entry]

I like JungleDisk. The software is cheap ($20), and the usage is billed directly from Amazon for what you use... meaning as storage prices go down, your cost goes down. There are no limits to how much you can store, and the prices are very reasonable. In fact, companies like DropBox are using the exact same storage, but tacking on their costs as well. I much prefer the JungleDisk model for network backup of data. I use it for my desktop as well as my server.