How do you backup your Indigo Server?

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:52 am
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How do you backup your Indigo Server?

Hi all,

Just seen this deal for Arq backup https://cloud.arqbackup.com $29.99 for a year, 1Tb and unlimited computers after it was recommended by a friend.

Just wondering how you all handle your backup routines.

My Indigo server is also my main Photo store too so those are the main things I need to backup.

Google Drive handles all my documents
Dropbox a few sets of shared folders from other people and previously my Indigo DB but with latest install I've kept it truly local
I don't currently use icloud for anything other than Photo's backups. I pay the £5.99 a month or so for 2Tb to handle my photos.
I don't backup my machine currently as it's quick enough to download the 15 or so applications albeit I'm very conscious that my Indigo DB etc I don't think is currently backed up anywhere.

And now I've jumped in with Arq thinking that even if I don't use it for me I'll use for family members.

Also wondering if I should be using SuperDuper for a bootable backup or similar.

So....What do you do and what do you recommend?!

Cheers

Noel

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:00 am
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Re: How do you backup your Indigo Server?

I am using 3 superduper copies
So that I have yesterday’s, day before and last weeks disk image.
And time machine in addition



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Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:10 am
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Re: How do you backup your Indigo Server?

kw123 wrote:
I am using 3 superduper copies
So that I have yesterday’s, day before and last weeks disk image.
And time machine in addition

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Any of them offsite/online?

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:20 am
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Re: How do you backup your Indigo Server?

Google Drive handles all my documents

I do as well, so I installed Google's Backup and Sync and let it backup the computer, including the Indigo Server directory. Seems to work decently well... And of course use Time Machine locally too. It goes into a separate "folder" on Google Drive ("Computers") so doesn't clutter up documents and such.

Adam

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:27 am
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Re: How do you backup your Indigo Server?

I use a number of different methods:
  • Time Machine to a Time Capsule (on local network)
  • iCloud 2TB
  • Carbon Copy Cloner to individual external HDs for bootable recovery for all our Macs
  • Backblaze computer backup for all our Macs to Backblaze remote servers
  • ARQ to local storage (testing on my Development Mac)
  • ARQ to Backblaze B2 remote (testing on my Development Mac)

I think ARQ to Backblaze B2 is probably where I will end up for remote (off-site) backup. :)

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:49 am
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Re: How do you backup your Indigo Server?

autolog wrote:
I use a number of different methods:
  • Time Machine to a Time Capsule (on local network)
  • iCloud 2TB
  • Carbon Copy Cloner to individual external HDs for bootable recovery for all our Macs
  • Backblaze computer backup for all our Macs to Backblaze remote servers
  • ARQ to local storage (testing on my Development Mac)
  • ARQ to Backblaze B2 remote (testing on my Development Mac)

I think ARQ to Backblaze B2 is probably where I will end up for remote (off-site) backup. :)


Cheers for the info, what's the difference between ARQ and Backblaze in the above setup?

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:11 am
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Re: How do you backup your Indigo Server?

Backblaze Computer backup backs up to their servers and backups are encrypted on your Mac before being sent to the Backblaze. Backblaze provide an App for this purpose. The only downside is that if you need to recover a backup you need to send the key to Backblaze to recover the data.

ARQ via Backblaze B2 is encrypted on your Mac and retrieved encrypted so only you have the key.

The costings need looking at because Backblaze Computer backup is unlimited whilst with Backblaze B2 you pay for what you upload and download. In my initial calculations I think that ARQ using Backblaze B2 will be cheaper. :)

Lots more info available on the Backblaze website.

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Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:25 am
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Re: How do you backup your Indigo Server?

Perfect thanks


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