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Thread #161834 Message #3854803
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
13-May-17 - 01:30 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Computer backup - Win10, UPS, external HDD
Subject: RE: Tech: Computer backup - Win10, UPS, external HDD
First test of the new 8TB external drive for backup. It'll take a while because I don't have any USB 3 ports and I have tons of material. I'm not backing up the old incremental backups - they'll stay in place for now, but I'll remove a couple of the older ones if this works as planned. Redundancy is always helpful and memory is cheap. I'll have to remember to plug this new drive in on the appropriate day of the week so incremental backups can take place.
The new drive is stashed behind a stack of VHS players for converting tapes to digital. Those would probably be left behind by a burglar in a hurry, and I have a recent backup on a different external drive that I will keep in another room.
Previous backups have taken forever, possibly because of how I set them up. This time I let Windows pick all of my libraries (I've added to the typical four that Windows comes with) and not the libraries plus checking ever box for each disk. I suspect that parked duplicated data in the backup.
I also should turn off my computer more often instead of just setting it to sleep.