[SOLVED] Windows 10 pro mirroring drives

USAFRet

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I need backup of my hobby/project, believe me, it's too intensive for the CPU alone to deal with this. I have a NAS, but it's 8 years old and showing it's age
Common misconception, but RAID 1 is not a 'backup'.

A RAID 1 is strictly for uptime, not data protection. It does nothing for the more common forms of data loss. Accidental deletion, corruption, ransomware, accidental formatting, etc, etc.
It only protects against a physical drive fail, and then, only if you actually need the continual uptime.

A real backup plan is what is needed.
 

RyzenNoob

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Common misconception, but RAID 1 is not a 'backup'.

A RAID 1 is strictly for uptime, not data protection. It does nothing for the more common forms of data loss. Accidental deletion, corruption, ransomware, accidental formatting, etc, etc.
It only protects against a physical drive fail, and then, only if you actually need the continual uptime.

A real backup plan is what is needed.

I don't want something that extreme, I just want a simple basic setup
i.e.
NAS and somewhere I can access my projects without needing the NAS too much
 

USAFRet

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It doesn't need to be extreme.
That above procedure could be slimmed down to one or two external drives, and free software.

The basic concept of "backup" is 3-2-1.
3 copies, on at least 2 devices, 1 of them offsite or offline.
 

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