Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-30-2009, 13:03   #1
Tennessee Slim
CLM Number 93
Señor Member
 
Tennessee Slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mucus City, USA
Posts: 6,685
Does Carbonite know internal from external?

I have RAID5 NASs on UPSs so I'm protected against everything but a direct hit from a meteorite or an ATF raid.

Still, I sometimes wish I had off-site backup so I checked out the Carbonite web site. The cost seems reasonable but their documentation says you can only back up internal storage.

Does anyone know if they can tell the difference? If I map to my external storage and give it a drive letter, can Carbonite tell it isn't internal storage? Both my desktop PCs have dual internal HDDs. Can Carbonite tell my internal D: drive from an external M: drive? Will it even back up the D: drive?

If second question is, if they can't tell the difference, how long will it take to back up my 4TB via DSL?
__________________
It took a Carter to bring us a Reagan

"The principal feature of American liberalism is sanctimoniousness. By loudly denouncing all bad things — war and hunger and date rape — liberals testify to their own terrific goodness. More important, they promote themselves to membership in a self-selecting elite of those who care deeply about such things.... It's a kind of natural aristocracy, and the wonderful thing about this aristocracy is that you don't have to be brave, smart, strong or even lucky to join it, you just have to be liberal."
-- P.J. O'Rourke (1992)

Last edited by Tennessee Slim; 03-30-2009 at 13:05..
Tennessee Slim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2009, 16:41   #2
MavsX
The Dude Abides
 
MavsX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 3,033
yeah i don't think their software is 'smart' so to speak. I think it's something as simple as choosing a folder or a group of folders that it sync's up.

I think it may take a hell of a long time to upload 4 TB's of data.

My question for you is: Why do you have 4TB's of midget porn?...and why do you want to back all of it up??

HA
__________________
Glock 22 .40 S&W
CMMG M4 LEP II
Mossberg 500 Mariner
MavsX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2009, 21:29   #3
Tennessee Slim
CLM Number 93
Señor Member
 
Tennessee Slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mucus City, USA
Posts: 6,685
Quote:
Originally Posted by MavsX View Post
...My question for you is: Why do you have 4TB's of midget porn?...and why do you want to back all of it up??

HA
Well, ...some of 'em could be dwarfs.
__________________
It took a Carter to bring us a Reagan

"The principal feature of American liberalism is sanctimoniousness. By loudly denouncing all bad things — war and hunger and date rape — liberals testify to their own terrific goodness. More important, they promote themselves to membership in a self-selecting elite of those who care deeply about such things.... It's a kind of natural aristocracy, and the wonderful thing about this aristocracy is that you don't have to be brave, smart, strong or even lucky to join it, you just have to be liberal."
-- P.J. O'Rourke (1992)
Tennessee Slim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 13:17   #4
erk
Member
 
erk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 56
Try these guys http://mozy.com/

You can even try it free (2gb). They are the same price as Carbonite, but you can sign up on a month by month basis.
__________________
G19
erk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2009, 20:08   #5
grokdesigns
Senior Member
 
grokdesigns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 563
Carbonite will recognize and refuse to backup removable drives. There are ways around it though (http://www.modzone.dk/forums/showthr...=&threadid=278). Mozy will back up any "fixed" removable drive (this means that it shows up as a local disk in Windows explorer and not removable media).
grokdesigns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 06:18   #6
MavsX
The Dude Abides
 
MavsX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 3,033
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tennessee Slim View Post
Well, ...some of 'em could be dwarfs.
ha. i thought they were the same thing!
__________________
Glock 22 .40 S&W
CMMG M4 LEP II
Mossberg 500 Mariner
MavsX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2009, 21:50   #7
manish07
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 40
You may go to google and find there. You got good results.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
manish07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2009, 08:23   #8
MavsX
The Dude Abides
 
MavsX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 3,033
little people LP ?
__________________
Glock 22 .40 S&W
CMMG M4 LEP II
Mossberg 500 Mariner
MavsX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2009, 19:28   #9
stooxie
NRA Life Member
 
stooxie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 1,854
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tennessee Slim View Post
I have RAID5 NASs on UPSs so I'm protected against everything but a direct hit from a meteorite or an ATF raid or any part of my hardware setup fails before the data and parity are both written.
Eh, kinda:

http://blog.dentarg.net/2007/1/10/raid5-write-hole

Hardware RAID will not save you from that. Mirroring is better, or use ZFS.

Fixed above!

ETA: hence you're smart to be looking for alternate backup methods.

-Stooxie
__________________
It's a lot easier for the government to turn honest citizens into criminals than criminals into honest citizens.
stooxie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2009, 21:02   #10
Tennessee Slim
CLM Number 93
Señor Member
 
Tennessee Slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mucus City, USA
Posts: 6,685
Quote:
...RAID stripes can become damaged during a crash or power outage....
Neither of these NASs has ever crashed. The older one survived two years in Iraq, so I'm fair convinced it won't. And both have USB communication with the UPS they're on so they'll shut themselves down before the juice runs dry. And just to be sure, I have 'journaling' enabled, a firmware function which eliminates the RAID5 write hole.

But RAID5 is still an amateurish solution. The same company that made these now makes a 6-disk NAS that offers RAID10. That's my next upgrade.

EDIT:
Actually, they've upgraded the firmware on both the NASs I now have so they support RAID10 but a 4-disk RAID10 array using the largest SATA HDDs that were available when I built the newer of these (1.5TB) would have had too little capacity to suit.

EDIT II:
I was checking the logs today and had forgot I also have enabled "snapshots" that occur automatically every four hours and could be used to repair lost/damaged data.
__________________
It took a Carter to bring us a Reagan

"The principal feature of American liberalism is sanctimoniousness. By loudly denouncing all bad things — war and hunger and date rape — liberals testify to their own terrific goodness. More important, they promote themselves to membership in a self-selecting elite of those who care deeply about such things.... It's a kind of natural aristocracy, and the wonderful thing about this aristocracy is that you don't have to be brave, smart, strong or even lucky to join it, you just have to be liberal."
-- P.J. O'Rourke (1992)

Last edited by Tennessee Slim; 04-14-2009 at 09:59..
Tennessee Slim is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:29.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 975
324 Members
651 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31