I have decided what company I want to go with for purchasing my dedicated server. They donít offer backup solutions so I need to find a good way to back up my data. Should I buy a second hard drive and back up my main one to it or should I buy backup space from another company? If I should buy backup space from another company, what company?
(One reason I donít really want to buy a second hard drive, is I am afraid that something might happen to the overall server) (Online backup companies?)
They best way to do this is run RAID 1 to mirror data (RAID 5 or 10 does it too), then have another hard drive on your system to do drive to drive backups (you can CRON these) and then have an OFFSITE (not at same NOC) backup server that you rsync or ftp data to. This can also be done via CRON.
Then just hope a plane does not crash into your datacenter. But wait! You would still have the OFFSITE backup wouldn't you?