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How did you setup the backups?
#1
Setting up a data protection / backup  is something many users are struggeling with.
Can we share best practices on this topic?

Herewith my setup (I am very, very carefull as you will see). Any feedback is welcome.

1) User data is only available on the 4 bay NAS. So no data local on any pc or tablet.
2) In the 4 bay NAS two raid 1 setups:

   a) two different brands SSD (500GB) with all valuable data, photos, plus the hosted web sites and all packages
   b) two 4TB HD (HGST+ironwolf) with movies, music, and everything that could be replaced eventually

3) Hyper backup: (daily, incremental) to an external DS (also raid 1) from the valuable data, keeping daily backup for this week, weekly for this month, monthly for this year, and a year backup for 10 years. This includes MariaDB and DS configuration.
4) Idrive backup from all drives except video, also daily with 10 previous versions (5TB, 70$/year)
5) Cloud sync one directional sync to a 1TB free cloud storage for all videos.

Quite a lot, but have not lost a file since 2007 :-)
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#2
This setup goes a step over the 3-2-1 rule I believe :-)
I like your idea of segregation, isolating the very important stuff on SSDs.

Do you mind explaining step 3? How do you do the weekly, monthly and yearly backups? Do you create the rules in HB? Can HB differentiate? I mean wouldn’t see that a file has been backed up and skip it when it’s time for the weekly backup for example.

I’m clearly missing something :-|
DS216+II : DS118 : APC Back UPS ES 700 : Mac user
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#3
Hard to say what best practices might actually be, but for me
- NAS = DS916+ with 4 x 4TB WD Red drives in SHR1

- Clients sync all files to NAS with CloudStation Server/Drive with versioning and Recycle bins enabled when both home or remote.

- Hyper Backup daily to external USB drive which gets rotated off site on a weekly basis. Backup contains all files, packages and config

- NAS is Synced to Cloud account for one way sync for all files except movies (movies are backed up in a few locations, don’t need them in the cloud)

- Surveillance Station records to a single WD Purple drive which is not backed up, however the motion detection events ARE archived and uploaded to the cloud immediately.

Also, don’t forget the UPS!
DS916+ with 3 x 4TB WD Red drives in SHR1, 1 x 4TB WD Purple for Surveillance Station, 2 x HikVision cameras on separate vlan.
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#4
918 as a main nas has snapshoot replicas on that same nas for quick restores (docker volumes).


Then from that same 918 I have various HB tasks that copy the data on a remote 412+ as well as to Syno C2 cloud.

From 412+ data (some of it) is pushed into Syno C2 cloud for "glaciar" backup needs.
Synology DS918+ (4x4TB WD RED - RAID 5 with 2x250GB 970EVO NVMe) | Synology DS412+ (4x3TB WD RED - RAID 5) | RT1900AC
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#5
916+ as main system. One way sync to a 416j in another part of the house. Grandfather, father, son Hyper backup of all folders on a weekly basis (spread out over the week) to an external USB Raid system. Hyper backup tested at least once a year to make sure restore is still working.

The theory being - if I had a fire, I would grab the nearest NAS box to the exit. If I had a corrupted file, I had up to 3 weeks to discover it and restore it from the Hyper backup.

Photos and key documents (the only things I would never be able to get from elsewhere) also backed up to an external SSD and kept in another location. Swapped out for an updated one very few months.
Alan
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Do you mind explaining step 3? How do you do the weekly, monthly and yearly backups? Do you create the rules in HB? Can HB differentiate? I mean wouldn’t see that a file has been backed up and skip it when it’s time for the weekly backup for example.

I’m clearly missing something :-|
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You can set up HB in this way by customising the schedule. This is how I assume it to work:

The backup runs every day in the same way.
It would delete backup files that are no longer needed.


By the end of the week, it deletes all the daily previous versions older than 7 days  and keep the latest version as week version
at the end of the month it deletes all weekly backups older than 4 weeks. and keeps the latest week as month version
After 13 months, it would delete the oldest month and keep a version as year backup.

Maybe someone can explain the incremental thing more clearly Smile
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#7
(23-12-2018, 11:57 AM)alansh Wrote: The theory being - if I had a fire, I would grab the nearest NAS box to the exit.

As long as you are home when the fire breaks out Smile
DS916+ with 3 x 4TB WD Red drives in SHR1, 1 x 4TB WD Purple for Surveillance Station, 2 x HikVision cameras on separate vlan.
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#8
(23-12-2018, 10:14 PM)tb123 Wrote:
(23-12-2018, 11:57 AM)alansh Wrote: The theory being - if I had a fire, I would grab the nearest NAS box to the exit.

As long as you are home when the fire breaks out Smile

Very true - but they are far enough apart that it is very unlikely that a fire would get both of them. And it it was that bad, I have more important things to worry about.

Alan
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#9
So setup is that I have 2 live NAS systems in 2 seperate locations. They are in full 2-way sync with Drive and Cloud Station.
I have a separate share called 'SystemBackups' (obviously also in 2-way sync with both NASes).

In HyperBackup I've set both NAS'es to make backups of system and apps only to this share, so this ends up in 2 locations (daily).
In HyperBackup I've set on both NAS'es to make a full data backup to an attached external USB harddrive (daily, smart cycle enabled, able to restore data up to weeks in the past in both locations if necessary).
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