There is always much discussion when it comes to backup. Here is a quick summary of what I am doing to ensure the security of my data. This may not work for everyone and may seem extreme to some, but this is what works for me. Having lost data before, I tend to now overdo it a bit when it comes to backup.  I am using the QNAP TVS-951X as the primary storage which is configured as a RAID 5 device.  In addition, I use a TS-453B as a secondary backup.  I use AllwasySync to create an automatic copy of all my data to Windows Storage Server which is also a RAID 5 device.  To complete the process, I use a cloud backup to Amazon S3 (using the QNAP Hybrid Backup App).  Here is a quick chart of my strategy.

Software in my strategy:

  • AllwaySync
  • QNAP/Hybrid Backup











Updated 2/21/2016