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chris012
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Hi, I am new here and looking for some guidance about 2brightsparks. how should I store backup of my data. kindly guys guide me the process.
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I'm need to the same guide. Thanks for everyone
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chris012 wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:36 am
Hi, I am new here and looking for some guidance about 2brightsparks. how should I store backup of my data. kindly guys guide me the process.
Hi I am also new here and I think you should visit the official site of 2Brightsparks because they have given all the information there.

Which I think can be very helpful for you.
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Would be nice to find an article that describes this nicely, but I can't find one readily available that isn't a marketing pitch.

So you need to decide if you want to conduct just a data backup or if you need something that offers you full computer restoration capabilities like a time machine. Then you need to understand a few concepts about what a backup is and what it is not.

If you need data backup as a solution then SyncBack will help. If you need full image solutions then SyncBack will not be able to help you. Do a web search for image backup software solutions. I used to recommend Acronis for this, but they've gone to a subscription based solution and that's just stupid (impractical) expensive for normal working people.

So a backup is only a backup if
  • Its there's more than one of itself. The original on disk remains intact. The backup is the 2nd copy.
  • Stored in another location that is NOT located on/in the same disk, computer, house, building, or hopefully geographical location. This avoids loss of data due to accidental deletion/damage, failures, theft, and/or natural disaster.
  • Data restoration has been tested. This doesn't need to be done as a full restore, but it should be reviewed at some small scale to confirm data integrity and no surprises for missing data. Nothing stings more than a backup that is incomplete (missing data) when disaster recovery is needed.
  • Data backup integrity is verified for corruption at some sane cadence. (This is optional, but a good idea)
If you need a place to direct your backups seek a hosted service with a good reputation or build a computer and host it as a family or friends home. I recommend BackBlaze for the reasonable cost and reputation. If you can do self-hosting with your own server then look no further than building an UnRaid server.
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