A Windows Home Server is a great way to backup the computers in your home, but don’t neglect to backup your server periodically to have a backup that isn’t subject to lightning strikes or house fires.
If you have a Windows Home Server backing up all your computers you might be patting yourself on the back — and we’ll give you a little pat too, for being among the few people who actually back up their precious personal data! — but don’t rest easy yet. Your backups are still on site and still vulnerable to things like lightning strikes, house fires, floods and other there-goes-the-neighbourhood catastrophes.
Over at How-To Geek they’ve put together a guide to backing up the directories on your Windows Home Server, through the Windows Home Server remote console, onto an external drive. Doing so allows you to have a backup of critical files, if not the whole contents of the server, that you can put in your fire safe, tuck in your bank’s safe deposit box, or take to work and keep locked in your desk drawer — all manoeuvres that will keep your data safe as long as your city isn’t attacked by Godzilla.
Check out the full guide at How-To Geek for a step by step walk through on Windows Home Server external hard drive backup. Have a favourite tool for Windows Home Server or a bullet-proof plan for home data backup? Let’s hear about it in the comments.