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An anonymous reader writes "I know that most people out there use backup services into the cloud now, offsite, but does anyone out there have good ideas on how to best protect data without it leaving the site? I'm a photographer and shoot 32GB to 64GB in a couple of hours. I've got about 8TB of images over the past decade and just can't imagine paying to host them somewhere offsite. I don't make enough money as it is. Currently I just redundantly back them up to hard drives in different rooms of my house, but that's a total crapshoot — if there's a fire, I'd be out of luck. Does anyone keep a hard disk or NAS inside a fireproof safe? In a bunker in the cellar? In the detatched garage? It's so much data that even doing routine backups bogs the system down for days. I'd love suggestions, especially from gamers or videographers who have TBs they need to back up, on what options there are on a limited budget to maximize protection. Thank you!"
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Ask Slashdot: Best non-offsite backup/protection of data?

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  • http://iosafe.com/ [iosafe.com] If you buy two, put one in your house. Then put the other one at a friends/families house. Then all you have to do is swap them ever now to keep all the data up to date.
    • http://iosafe.com/ [iosafe.com] If you buy two, put one in your house. Then put the other one at a friends/families house. Then all you have to do is swap them ever now to keep all the data up to date.

      I do something analogous to this. We have a headless server [synology.com] with 6TB of internal hard drives, which automatically backs up onto three 2TB USB drives. Every week or two, I swap the USB drives with another set, which are kept in an insulated box in our garage (a separate building). That covers live backup, including the subset of photographs we've decided to keep (on the web server) as well as our other files.

      When processing of a shoot is done with, the raw images from the cameras and associated conversion

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