Backup Drive Naming Convention


The main purpose i use a naming convention is to identify the drive with the new data v.s the old. Imagine going to the location where you’re swapping out a drive. Even a small distraction can cause confusion. Did I swap the drive? Is the drive in my hand old or new?

Naming Convention

A quick and easy way to identify a drive with 0 cost except for some brain power is to remember the last 3-6 digits of the drive’s serial number. All drives should have a serial number which are unique to the drive.

NFC Tags

Using NFC tags to write and tag certain information with the small built in memory. I use NFC Tools on Android to read and write to the tags. There is no security on the information on the tags but I can use it to log the dates of the latest backup as a quick way to see when it was last updated so if my memory fails me, I have a quick way to read the tag and log.


Simple admin to make the backup and rotation a lot easier and prevent leaving the wrong drive again.

About Danny

I.T software professional always studying and applying the knowledge gained and one way of doing this is to blog. Danny also has participates in a part time project called Energy@Home [] for monitoring energy usage on a premise. Dedicated to I.T since studying pure Information Technology since the age of 16, Danny Tsang working in the field that he has aimed for since leaving school. View all posts by Danny → This entry was posted in Hardware and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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