I am looking to update my system and would be really grateful for advice before I do so, so I don’t mess it up – apologies, in advance, for the lengthy post!
At present, I have a 6TB HDD in an Odroid HC2 (running OMV 4) – I use this for making and recording TV recordings via TVHeadend.
I have a second x86 server (also running OMV4), which contains 2 x 2TB HDDS,1 x 1TB HDD and 1 x 500GB hard drive.
The 1TB HDD contains all my super important stuff, which I occasionally back-up by occasionally inserting another 1TB hard drive into the server, dragging everything across, and then removing it again.
Most of my setup is, therefore, unprotected (really stupid, I know - have just been very lucky) and the backup that I do have is really bad practice – if I got a virus on the hard drive, I would just spread it to the backup drive.
I have just bought a new 14TB hard drive.
What I want to do:
Put the 14TB hard drive in the Odroid and use this as my only active server – i.e. it will have all my files on it.
The other server (which shall have the 6TB HDD put in it), shall be used purely for back-ups.
I am really nervous about where to start and what plugins to use.
A few initial questions:
- I want to do incremental backups to the backup server – which plugin should I use for this?
- Should I merge all the disks in the backup server, into one, with another plugin?
- How does the backup strategy work?E.g. does the main server wake up the backup server for updates or does the back up server automatically wake up, at a set time, to take updates from the main server?
- How do I set the above up, without risking losing any of the files currently on the disks?