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PDBS 2015

*PDBS stands for Personal Data Backup Strategy.

I have always been paranoid regarding data loss. That's why I try to follow best practices in backing up data:
2 offline full machine backups to external HDDs, one in Hanoi, one in HCMC. I have done this since a few years ago when I was using the ThinkPad T41 laptop (circa 2007).

The size of this backup grows linear with time and it is about 300GB these days (with TimeMachine).1 online backup via Arq to Amazon Glacier for important archival data (how did I flirt with my wife, that kind of serious stuff). Before I started using Arq (early 2013), I made yearly dump of data to DVDs.

This backup grows slowly until I met Sylvie and it started to explode, going around 150+ GB now. Mostly full size photos.1 online backup for work related files are put in Dropbox because their apps (Windows and Mac) work really well. I believe they are the only one who uses delta sync, which is super fast. Since work data changes regularly, it makes sense to us…