How Can I Backup My Network Hard Drives?

Episode 1772 (39:33)

Martin from Hayward, WI

Martin wants to know what is a good backup strategy for his Seagate hard drives and how can he mount them as network drives. Leo says that Seagate has its own backup in the cloud, which figures out where all the drives are. But that's not the only way to do it. FTP can work with a sync program. Robocopy wasn't designed for it, but it may be able to. The key is to figure out what the IP address is on the fly since most are dynamic. If he had a static IP, it wouldn't be a problem. The key is to find a sync program that supports FTP, but FTP isn't secure either. SCP is where it's at. The chatroom says that FileZilla does programmable FTP.  One other thing is to pre-encrypt data before backing up.

Leo also says that's why he uses Synology. It's encrypted.