Maybe I'm missing something here, but isn't the obvious choice of backup just to put two drives in the machine - one working, the other for backup (you could even unplug it if you're a power consumption freak)? I've been doing that for years!
Basically as CD, DVD and tape are not big enough to backup the 400Gb drives we have these days, the only sensible option is to just have another 400Gb drive.
Either that or use a Linux/Windows fileserver and just backup over Samba/FTP/NFS (again, we don't need to know about ADFS when we're on a network share).
I think the NTFS idea is ridiculous - Linux has only experimental write access. And I don't think Linux can read a whole ADFS formatted drive, just floppies - and I doubt it's F+ format, think it used to be D?
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