I was incidentally involved in a Cryptolocker attack over the weekend. The encrypted files on the infected computer were transferred to mine via Shared Dropbox folder. While I'm pretty sure there is no immediate direct threat, it was a reminder to revise my backup plan for if it ever DOES happen to me.
I recently bought a Synology Disk Station DS216E, with a couple of Seagate 2TB hard drives to use as a media library, but figured I could also do some basic backups to it as well.
Tried a couple of backup strategies:
- Synology Cloud Station Backup (It had backup in the title, I thought it would be suitable)
- Easus Todo Backup Free version
My main issue right now: Neither strategy seemed to get above 10-12MB/s transfer rate from computer to NAS. And sometimes slower.
It's going to take hours to do a backup at this rate.
The Cloud Station Backup option was causing 100% CPU usage on the NAS, so I thought that might be the cause. Also I discovered that this program is an "real time" backup which isn't really appropriate for protecting against Cryptolocker attacks :-) Hence I tried the second option of the Easus Todo Backup. The CPU usage went down, but it also seemed to hit the same speed limit of about 12MB/s. I left it for a few hours, but it failed midway for network related issues (not sure what, I wasn't home at the time)
Have a standard Spark Router - Thompson TG585 ADSL Modem/Router - pretty sure this only supports 100MB/s network.
Both Computer and NAS are connected to the router at 100MB/s (confirmed from control panels)
I was monitoring the transfer rate from the Synology NAS interface.
I have found some good advice in this thread: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=50&topicid=195814 for a few things to try, but I thought I'd do a sanity check as well
Even given that I'm not on a Gigabit network, surely it should be able to transfer faster than the 12MB/s I am seeing?
Any other backup strategy advice will be gratefully accepted if you want to pitch in with your opinions :-)