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I've been using Backblaze for over a year, and it is simply tits.

 

Unlimited backups for $5 per month (per computer) and you can prepay for up to 2 years and get it for like $3 per month.  My desktop alone has 1.5 TB of movies, music, and pictures backed up, and my laptop has probably 300 GB worth of stuff backed up.  It is dead simple; you install it (works on Windows and OS X), it starts backing up in the background, and that's that.  If something catastrophic happens you can either download your files, or they will ship you an external drive (for a fee) with all of your files on it.  

 

The one thing to keep in mind is to make sure you throttle the backup, or you can easily plow through your monthly bandwidth limit in a couple of days (done that twice :doh: ).  

 

I really can't speak highly enough of both the product and the support.  Go uses it as well... 

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what is this monthly bandwidth limit of which you speak?

 

 

Shaddup yah filthy socialist... :glare:

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BackBlaze *is* good, but I use CrashPlan.  Same $5/month rate - cheaper if you're willing to prepay for 2+ years of their service.  Unlimited online storage.

 

The cool thing about CrashPlan is that you only have to pay if you opt to use their cloud-based storage from which you can access and download files from anywhere on the net - sorta like an amped-up version of DropBox, only without having to worry about accidentally deleting anything.  The other services they offer are 100% free.... one of the neatest is that once you download their s/w and register your system with them, you get a unique 6-character ID code.  You can use that code with any other computer on your network, or you can give that code to a friend, and they can use your computer as *their* backup destination. The stuff is encrypted so you can't see their porn stash or tax records, although you *can* sever the link and delete their archive whenever you want. I use it to back up all of the computers on my home network to my primary laptop, and the laptop is then backed up to the cloud so I have redundant coverage.  And one more cool feature - if you're computer savvy enough to know how to use a batch file with a "net use" command, you can use CrashPlan to back up ANY drive on your network that you map to the local computer.. CrashPlan doesn't care.  If it can see it, it assumes it's yours and you can back it up.

 

My setup has my son's school laptop and my tablet backed up to the kitchen laptop.  That laptop, with CrashPlan, as a mapped drive which allows it to see my 4TB NAS drive as local, so CrashPlan backs that bad boy up to the cloud as well. The software is configurable to only run during certain days/times, it will monitor your CPU usage and battery life and will throttle itself (or suspend itself) when necessary, and it will also keep an eye on your net throughput and will speed up / slow down based on what's available.  I cannot say enough good things about CrashPlan.

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wtf isp has a bandwidth limit?

 

even shady comcast ditched that... i use 900GB a month with these dickbags..

 

backblaze is sweet and you can also login and view your files similar to what amish described..

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wtf isp has a bandwidth limit?

 

even shady comcast ditched that... i use 900GB a month with these dickbags..

 

backblaze is sweet and you can also login and view your files similar to what amish described..

 

Cox  :glare:

 

Their name is certainly appropriate, but they're the only game in town unless I want to go with DSL, which is barely a step above dial up... 

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Cox   :glare:

 

Their name is certainly appropriate, but they're the only game in town unless I want to go with DSL, which is barely a step above dial up... 

 

sounds like comcast is bringing theirs back next year...


 

fucking awesome!

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