Bryan Posted February 22, 2015 Share Posted February 22, 2015 Sparked by Jill's posting on the 3 TB home cloud, I really need to increase the capacity of my backups. I currently have two 1 TB external drives and back up all of my personal files, i.e. data only, so giving me three sets of copies. I don't need to access my data as a "home cloud", my backup drives are only ever running when I backup my computer's disc. My PC has a 2TB disc and I am rapidly running out of space on the external drives - might have got there actually as it has been a while since my last backup! The whole issue of backup is of course a personal one, if you are running an information oriented business and it's 100% your livelihood, then you need to be absolutely sure that your backups are secure, but for the retired dabbler such as myself, it's not so critical. I'm starting to think that two mirrored external drives is overkill in my situation and that I could do with using all of the external capacity as a single drive. Do any clever IT persons out there know how I could automate this process? I currently use SyncToy which appears to have done the simpler job to date. Further, are there any real gains to be had in compressing the files on the drives, would this be a better alternative? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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