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acronis and my sbs 2008

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anyone familiar with Acronis, I am using Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 on my SBS 2008. I am wondering if the daily full image backup is going to cause my drives to be overused and prematurely worn out by doing the daily full image backup.  Since it has to read all the data on the raid every day to do the backup, got me thinking, hmmm, wonder if this will cause premature hard drive failure.
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Not really. Hard drives are rated for some seriously long failure times. A typical Mean Time Between Failure for a SAS or SCSI drive is around 1 million hours. Now, this doesn't mean your drives won't fail, but running full backups every day won't do any more damage to them than keeping the server on all the time.
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Ok, another question, if you don't mind, the backup we are making is a 500 gb image file. I think I am going to set it to just overwrite each time on the destination drive.  Wondering if the daily overwriting is going to toast the destination drive (the backup drive I am backing up to).
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Not very likely unless it's a very poor quality destination drive. If it's a tape drive you're backing up to, you might end up with some faster degradation (tape drives are only rated for about 1000 hours of use), but if it's a hard drive, overwriting data to it on a daily basis isn't going to break it (they're designed to handle that, after all).
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