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Old 01-04-2012, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default CrashPlan Cloud Backup - anyone using it?

I've been using the free CrashPlan backup to an external drive, and it seems to be working perfectly for many months now. I'm considering diverting my backups to cloud storage now ($).

  • Any thoughts on CrashPlan Backup to Cloud?
  • Anyone have raves for another cloud-based solution? (Money not an issue, so "free" not a driving feature)
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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Darn, I guess nobody else uses Crashplan. Any other recommendations (good or bad) for backup to cloud?

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Old 01-12-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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I use Crash Plan on a couple of computers, but I simply have no desire to place our files on the Internet.

At some point in the future I might consider an off-site location that is not the Internet, like my home.

When they say "The Cloud" they simply mean "some server(s) on the Internet and we aren't telling you anything about them."

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When they say "The Cloud" they simply mean "some server(s) on the Internet and we aren't telling you anything about them."
Oh, you mean it's not a real cloud?

The problem for my little company is that we are in a tight race with some unsavory competitors who would do "stuff" to set us back. Believe me, things like arson and B&E are not paranoia in this situation. So we need to get our work out of the building, and sneakernet isn't a good solution.
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I use crash plan to back up my personal files and LOVE it. I used to have Mozy but when they raised their rates and put limits on their storage amounts I started looking for an alternative. I think that was about a year ago. I find their user interface to be easy to work with, they back up every 15 min (or more or less often if you request), they use a high level of encryption so I don't worry about my files on someone else computer. (Although all I have a SWF pictures, etc anyways so I don't really care). You can download files from any web browser if you log in or if you need to do a massive restore you can do it from the software or they can burn the files to a DVD for an extra fee. What more could I want!

In my opinion they are the best out there.
Mozy = Expensive and limited.
Carbinate (sp?) = bandwidth throttling after a certain limit which I hit very quickly. Would have taken 3 months to back up my 80 gigs, took a couple of weeks with Crashplan.

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I use crashplan for all my computers at home. We also resell crashplan at my work. It is a great product. If they only offered seeding...

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whats that?
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It's when one of their male employees knocks up your wife!
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Seeding is when you ship them a Hard Drive with your data so that it won't take days or weeks to upload it. I have about 4TB of data uploaded. It has been going for weeks.
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Seeding is when you ship them a Hard Drive with your data so that it won't take days or weeks to upload it. I have about 4TB of data uploaded. It has been going for weeks.
Ah Gotcha. Otherwise the original backup can take weeks.
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