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Author Topic: question about removing hard drive for off site backup  (Read 1912 times)

RB1

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question about removing hard drive for off site backup
« on: October 15, 2009, 01:05:53 PM »

Hi there, first off I did search this, but did not find the answer:

Just bought DNS-323, installed two 1TB seagates and formatted for Raid1.

I am in the middle of backing all my computers up to this unit, and once it is all up to date, I want to have an offsite backup location.  I was considering this:  remove the mirrored hard drive ( the one in the right hand bay I think ) and replace it with a new one of same size and manufacturer.. so I would basically have another 1TB seagate hard drive that would rotate in and out of the unit every couple of weeks.

If this is a good idea, what would you suggest I do for power down / power up of the unit when swapping drives?... for example turn dns-323 off, remove drive, install new drive and power back up?

thanks,
rb
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RB1

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Re: question about removing hard drive for off site backup
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 10:22:44 AM »

bump...  ;D
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gunrunnerjohn

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Re: question about removing hard drive for off site backup
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009, 10:36:46 AM »

I'd REALLY consider having a separate USB drive connected to a computer to build your off-site backup on.  Screwing around with the RAID is going to cause you nothing but grief!
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RB1

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Re: question about removing hard drive for off site backup
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2009, 01:33:24 PM »

Thanks, that is what I will do,
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