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Backup solution: RAID, incremental or TimeMachine


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Poll: Best way to backup files (1 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the better choice for backup of simple files?

  1. Time Machine (1 votes [100.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

  2. Software raid (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Incremental backup (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Other (please precise) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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cyberderf

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Would like to get about 500GB of secured files on my OSX.

Which way is the better/safer :

1. Software raid
- Make a partition for 500GB on my 1TB hard drive
- Create a mirror RAID (along with another exact 500GB HD) in OSX disk utility
- Cross my hand it will not crash since I do not know how to recover RAID partition!

2. Versioned backup
Do an every night versioned backup with Silverkeeper or iBackup

3. Built-in time machine
Use Time Machine, even if I only want file backed up. How much space do I need ? Will it slow down my system. Reliable on a hackintosh ?

What is the way to go?

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You can eliminate TimeMachine, since i discovered it is not really advised to use it specifically just for a storage drive. I'm still not decided between the first 2 options.





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