looking for best method to backup a NAS device
Posted on 2010-03-23
My scenario, many users store data to a Buffalo Linkstation NAS device, (2 - 1 TB hard drives in a Raid 1 array.) User access the Linkstation over the network, (it has a static ip and formatted xfs.)
I was using acronis from my windows xp workstation to compress the entire contents of this drive and back it up to a removable hard drive to take off site every week or so. This process takes about 8 hours to run but has been effective as I just run it overnight.
I was wondering if there is a faster...better...easier...method to accomplish this? My XP workstation will soon be upgraded to Windows 7 64 bit so my old Acronis software probably won't work. Any advice would be appreciated.