Re: 2TB USB hard drive for backing up
On 24/04/12 14:30, Camaleón wrote:
On Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:20:05 +0200, Alberto Fuentes wrote:
On 21/04/12 19:34, Camaleón wrote:
Yes, and I'm against partitioning too much but considering the big sizes
of the actual hard disks it has become a must, also to minimize a
filesystem corruption in a partition that can affect the whole data.
I'm also against partitioning too much. I've had very little trouble
with hard disk drives over the years; I've certainly had no crashes or
Not so long ago, my new SSD failed and I had to re-install the system.
Unfortunately, I had not backed up all my data, so I lost some.
While I wait for the new 2 TB HDD, I am copying data across my home LAN
to my laptop which has a 120 GB HDD. I was using the WiFi network
provided by the computer consultants downstairs: it gave me 1.2 MB/s
transfer rate. When I succeeded in getting the Ethernet working, I got 9
MB/s. I've now checked the ethernet NICs at both ends and they are both
Gigabit devices. So I've ordered a 5m Cat5e ethernet cable from Amazon
which should give me 120 MB/s transfer rate. That would certainly make
it convenient for security backups.
I've also installed ukopp which looks as though it will do incremental
I intend using the 2 TB HDD for three purposes:-
1. Full security backups
2. Incremental security backups
3. Archival backups
Last night, I split two film files into 4 GB pieces and used Brasero to
write the pieces to 4 DVD+RW discs. So that's another, safe, way of
backing up my data. I am now going to write my 4.3 GB music collection
to another DVD+RW disc.
ex-Algol 68 specialist