Simple disk to disk copy for easy recovery after drive failure
Posted on 2007-11-30
I have a rented server at a hosting company. If the mother board dies they will replace it. If the disk dies they will replace that too. What they won't replace is all the work that I have done to configure it.
I am interested in suggested solutions to a means of fairly rapid recovery after a catastrophic drive failure that requires a new drive.
I thought that the simplest solution maybe a second disk to which I make an image copy on a regular basis, or better still update the image incrementally, periodically. I can stick a second drive on the server for very little money.
Does this make sense as a solution or is there a better one? Also, if this is the solution, then what software should I use to generate my backup?
I would like to add to this the ability to have a similar backup HERE, over the network. This way if I needed a major move I could do that too.