what is the best backup solution?

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    what is the best backup solution?

    I currently have about 10 hard drives of different sizes but they are mostly 4TB, they are used to store some videos. But no backup for any drives now, they are working fine though.

    However, the drives are getting old, ranged from 2 to 4 years. I am now doing some sorting and backup plan. It's a big work, because most of them are over 90% of their capacity.

    My current strategy is - Delete the unnecessary files (mostly videos) and sort the rest of files into two categories (1. to backup 2. no problem if lost )

    In this case I estimate that I still have 10TB files to backup

    I always thought that portable 2.5 drive is the best option of storage and backup but now I am feeling pain because of transferring and copying a lot of files which takes a lot of time and effort.

    Any comment for my strategy and backup solution? Any better stragtegy or idea?

    Is there any reliable online solution that will provide 10TB or more space in an economic fee?
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    Is there any reliable online solution that will provide 10TB or more space in an economic fee?
    Hi, try working out how long it would take to upload that even assuming a 30% reduction due to compression. Check your upload speed.
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    dalchina said: View Post
    Check your upload speed.
    That is usually an issue. consumer internet usually has lower upload speed than download. Unless you are on fiber.
    Time to spend some $$$ and get a NAS.
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    How big are the videos Google photos is unlimited and free. What format are they video is Avi. Mov as reencoding may greatly reduce the file size
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    My Experience with I Drive and Carbonite it would take weeks maybe months to back up 10 TB regardless of your upload speed, these online backup servers have very low bandwidth uploading. I just backed up my new Dell Inspiron about 250 GB took over a week running 24 - 7
    Your best secure back up for that much data would be a NAS with at least 5 drives in RAID 5 or 6
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