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Hi all,

 

I have just purchased a 4TB HDD which I would like to use purely for backup purposes. I have an XPEnology box with DSM5.2.5644.5 and a 3 volumes: RAID1, RAID5 and no RAID (actually they are all SHR, I used standard nomenclature to explain the redundancy).

 

My question is: should I install the new disk inside the XPEnology box, create a new volume (volume4) and use this as the backup destination or should I insert the HDD into a USB external box and backup everything there?

 

My thoughts:

 

Internal: no space on desk, as fast as it can get, protected from power surges and shortages BUT ext4 (so a bit more complex to access backup if needed), power always on, backup in the same place (and power source) as the data;

 

External: removable, NTFS makes access easier, powers off between backups BUT slower, heats up more

 

What do you guys think?

 

BTW: I tried to mount an internal drive as NTFS so that it is not part of DSM arrays, trying to get the best of both worlds, but it seems Synology has implemented a rather "unusual" way of dealing with fstab, so I can mount NTFS internal disks but they are not seen by DSM GUI so using them for backup makes things a little more cumbersome... Therefore I gave up.

 

Thanks!

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My question is: should I install the new disk inside the XPEnology box, create a new volume (volume4) and use this as the backup destination or should I insert the HDD into a USB external box and backup

 

Within the same box is not a backup, hardware failure/fire etc...

Backup is on different system our even better: different location

 

 

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