Thanks to @theaverageguy for asking my question – https://youtu.be/FnFcaKNF268?t=3508
And @jonp for the reply.
That’s brilliant news about the new Cloud backup feature for the unRAID Flash device. Being able to get over that first hurdle of getting back to a working system after a problem will be a big help.
Will the Cloud backup contain only the current backup of the unRAID Flash device, or will you be able to go back 1 week, 1 month – to allow you to restore the last known good configuration?
On the more general point of Array/ user data backup. Right now I’m trying to get a friend onto unRAID but was met with a blank facial expression after talking through all the different backup options. Its great from a tinkerer point-of-view like myself. For a regular user its just too much to absorb and get something reliable working.
There needs to be an Official unRAID way of doing an Array backup. When you search “Windows Backup and Restore” or “Synology Backup and Restore” you get helpful results at the top of Google. Try that for unRAID and you have Flash device backup, CA Backup/ Restore Appdata and some talk about using unRAID as a target for Apple Time Machine before the talk gets very technical. Leaving your regular user who deleted a video project they’ve been working on all week completely out of luck.
To me it just seems the next natural step for unRAID to add an Official Array backup, either developed by the unRAID team or working with a established partner. You mention a few times during the show that customer data protection is your number 1 priority. Unfortunately continuing your stellar work on unRAID from the software side isn’t enough; hardware fails, users make mistakes and viruses are a thing.
For me there are so many advantages to using unRAID. I have several friends and family who would benefit from moving to unRAID. But its hard to get them to commit on the idea when competing platforms and products have, maybe not ideal, but basic backup features baked into their products.
Thanks again for taking the time to reply to my question