Go Back   Technibble Forums > Technical Discussions > Hardware

  Technibble Sponsor

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-03-2012, 06:34 PM
mmmaanny's Avatar
mmmaanny mmmaanny is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 22
mmmaanny is an unknown quantity at this point
Question SOHO Backup Solution Recommendations?

Imation makes decent backup drives for home use. For example see:

(http://www.imation.com/en-US/Consume...o-Expert-M300/)

However, they are designed for a single computer.

Can you recommend a backup solution that can be networked through ethernet so that I can backup multiple computers throughout the small office or home?

Much appreciated!

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-03-2012, 06:39 PM
COMPUTERKARATE's Avatar
COMPUTERKARATE COMPUTERKARATE is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dedham, MA USA
Posts: 33
COMPUTERKARATE is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Is this for your computer network or are you backing up your customers systems?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-03-2012, 06:44 PM
mmmaanny's Avatar
mmmaanny mmmaanny is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 22
mmmaanny is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

This would be for myself and customers who have the same requirement. I understand enterprise backup solutions, but I'm more interested in SOHO solutions and smaller scale drives that are affordable.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-04-2012, 05:26 AM
Vicenarian's Avatar
Vicenarian Vicenarian is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,956
Vicenarian has a spectacular aura aboutVicenarian has a spectacular aura about
Default

Basically a NAS device is what you're looking for. Some of them come with backup software licenses, some don't. If your computers are running Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate, Vista Business/Ultimate, etc. you can also use the built-in Windows backup tool to back up to networked devices/shares.
__________________
2 Corinthians 5:21 "For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin (by dying in our place), so that we could be made right with God through Christ."
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-04-2012, 07:31 AM
drpcfix's Avatar
drpcfix drpcfix is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Kirkland WA
Posts: 294
drpcfix is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to drpcfix
Default

we LOVE synology's nas products.. you can get a nice 4 bay for like $360 from a local vendor, or like $380 on amazon.

They have gigabit, iscsi, ftp, smb, time machine backup, sync to amazon s3 for online backup, itunes sharing stuff, all kinds of gadgets.. and.. they are reliable.

I can tell you we manage about 14~ of them in the wild right now, we've had about 4 drives fail in them - and all just rebuilt the array properly when the new drive was installed.

You can use all kinds of ways to get the files synced to them - cobian, windows 'ntbackup' - tons of options.. 4 bay is nice because you can jam 5TB usable in there pretty cheaply and backup like 10-20 computers for years..

They have a 2 bay that we've sold about 4 of - for the home users.. you can still do a nice reliable/fast raid mirror.. on a gigabit lan

We steadily see 25-35MB/s (megabytes, not megabit) writing to them over SMB..

just don't turn on jumbo packets, it slows them down unless you know what you are doing.
__________________
Troy - RepairShopr

http://www.repairshopr.com/
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-04-2012, 07:32 AM
drpcfix's Avatar
drpcfix drpcfix is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Kirkland WA
Posts: 294
drpcfix is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to drpcfix
Default

oh - and for straight cloud - we've been reselling cloudberry on amazon s3 - the software is pretty nice.. licensing isn't great, but pass on those costs..
__________________
Troy - RepairShopr

http://www.repairshopr.com/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-08-2012, 09:00 PM
mmmaanny's Avatar
mmmaanny mmmaanny is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 22
mmmaanny is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Thanks all for the insight! NAS is the solution that I was looking for. I didn't think they can scale down to home use so I'll take a look at the smaller hardware.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-09-2012, 05:31 AM
uprighttech's Avatar
uprighttech uprighttech is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 432
uprighttech is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mmmaanny View Post
Thanks all for the insight! NAS is the solution that I was looking for. I didn't think they can scale down to home use so I'll take a look at the smaller hardware.
Synology has some 2-bay units that work good for home use. We've deployed several DS211j and DS212j for home office clients. Work great!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-09-2012, 06:35 AM
Scales Scales is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 154
Scales is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I just had a look at the Synology NAS devices and I think they are awesome. Just don't rely on a raid 5 NAS to be your backup.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-11-2012, 08:55 PM
drpcfix's Avatar
drpcfix drpcfix is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Kirkland WA
Posts: 294
drpcfix is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to drpcfix
Default

We had a volume get corrupted on a Synology, a disk failed, we swapped it, the nas asked for a reboot so it could do a file system check, and never came back up!

We contacted Synology support, they talked us through giving them ssh access and they totally jumped in and fixed it for us

Free

Pretty sweet.
__________________
Troy - RepairShopr

http://www.repairshopr.com/
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. The time now is 09:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Technibble.com is based out of MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.