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  1. #1
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    Secondary Hard Drive Means?

    Dear All,

    Is it good to use 2ndary Hard Drive as back up drive of 1st drive?

    Is it possible to recover the back up from 2ndary hard drive with cpanel backup facility?


    Regards,
    Umer

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    Is it good?
    Well it's easy, but not as secure as off site.

    Can you recover using CP backup?
    Yes.
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  3. #3
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    Don't have much budget to get offsite back so want till then to have 2nd drive as backup, so will it reduce some sort of data loosing risk in term of 1st drive failure?

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    Any backup is better than none at all, so yes, backing up to a second drive is a good thing. It's just not the best overall solution, that's all.
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    I'd recommend having offsite backups - generally in a different datacenter, although personally i've always went with the same datacenter and had another server, transfer speed is at it's maximum when they're on the same switch, makes it much quicker to backup the files. You could also get RAID 1 on your servers, so your data will be written to both drives - if one fails you always have the other one as a failsafe.
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    They will not do it for you, only if you pay extra.

  9. #9
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    You could programa shell script that make your backup and then make a cronjob to schedule backup to be transfered to the backup drive.
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