Remote backup for my NAS

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  1. doug_7506

    doug_7506 2[H]4U

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    Hi all,

    I have a desktop on a network with a NAS.

    My desktop backsup to my NAS and I have a local HDD for my NAS to backup too. But I would like a remote place for my NAS to backup to as well in case of sudden fire or surge that kills both. What is my best option?
     
  2. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Any cloud provider that you can store your data encrypted to. Could be a commercial solution, could be a family or friend.

    [remember that 'cloud' just means 'someone else's server']
     
  3. doug_7506

    doug_7506 2[H]4U

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    Exactly. That's what I'm looking for.

    What's the best option for doing this? Do any of the backup services (Carbonite etc) offer NAS backup?
     
  4. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Honestly, take a look at your NAS- many/most can add apps, and that may guide your decision.
     
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  5. acascianelli

    acascianelli [H]ardness Supreme

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    I have a local and a remote backup for my NAS. I have an external HDD connected by USB, and I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian as hardened as I could make it with a USB attached harddrive at my parents house across the county.
     
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    86 5.0L [H]ardness Supreme

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    Mega is supposedly encrypted before it hits their servers, FYI, if you lose access to your account and lose the recovery key, youre SOL
     
  7. cyclone3d

    cyclone3d [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You can do it in a roundabout way with any backup service.

    I use Backblaze - unlimited space for 50-60 a year.

    Since you already have a local drive to backup your NAS, just backup to the backup service from your local backup drive.

    Some services do have plans that allow you to backup networked and/or external drives, but the plans cost more than the plans that are meant to only backup internal drives.

    Some of them you used to be able to get around by mapping the network drives but not sure if that is possible anymore. They may have changed the code to block that.
     
  8. Steve1123

    Steve1123 n00b

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    The best option is to chose a cloud hosting provider who can provide back ups and especially at multiple geo-locations if required, you can also opt for customized Frequency of backups,
    for example daily incremental backup, backup every 8 hours or 4 hours
     
  9. Nicklebon

    Nicklebon Gawd

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    Depending on your NAS you could use Cloudberry and then choose your storage provider based on whatever criteria is important to you. I prefer having full control of my backups, the encryption and most importantly the keysvs trusting the cloud providers. Cloudberry gives me that.
     
  10. doug_7506

    doug_7506 2[H]4U

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    Quick update.

    I use elephant drive. Installed it on the NAS. It works great.