A few months ago, I showed you how we build out our new 10Gbps network using a Synology NAS device as our central server. This setup is protecting us from a hard drive failure, but our data still isn't 100 percent safe. In this video, I'll show you one simple step to protect your files from all types of data loss.
There are three main types of data loss that we need to watch out for: hard drive failure, theft or fire, and accidental deletion or file corruption. All Synology NAS devices will automatically protect you from a hard drive failure, but we will need to back up our footage to an off-site location as well. If you have a reasonable amount of data, the easiest way to do this is to upload to the cloud or an offsite server managed by someone else.
Duplicating your data to the cloud will protect you in case of a fire or theft, but it won't protect against accidental deletion or file corruption. To protect against that, we will also need to save multiple iterations of each file every time they are edited. Luckily, Synology has automated software called Hyper Backup that can do all of this automatically for us in the background. In this video, I'll quickly show you what you need to do to set this up.