Online Backup Service

by GlenH
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Hi Guys

I'm looking for a trusted and reliable online back-up service where I can regularly back-up my whole computer system.

Is anyone using such a service that they can recommend.

Thanks

Glen
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  • Profile picture of the author Tashi Mortier
    Hi Glen!

    I tried Easiest Online Backup Service - Backblaze before, and I liked it very much. If you don't have too much data to backup, it's a great solution. It supports encryption of your data with a local password that gets never transmitted to their server, so your data is really secure. (Don't forget your password, though, or they can't help you, of course)

    I just quit using it, since it couldn't handle my 4 tb (TeraBytes) of data, so I now just do local backups. That was not their fault, though, it just takes forever to backup such amounts of data over the Internet. Never had any problems restoring the part of my data that was backed up, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author TigerNone
    Second vote for Backblaze. In addition to providing an awesome service, they are an awesome company. Check out their blog sometime for some cool information about how they deal with all that data.

    As Tashi said, if you have lots of data, web backups are going to be a problem. If you can get away with doing local backups on external media, I would recommend that instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lorette Lyttle
    I use Carbonite - its something like $59 a year. My laptop motherboard died and thankfully I had my online backup and I restored on my new laptop with no problem!
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  • Profile picture of the author Subs257
    I am using Idrive so far I am happy with it. You can try it for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Damon99
    You can try Backblaze. I haven't tried it personal but reviews say they are good. It is worth giving a try.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ambika
    Originally Posted by GlenH View Post

    Hi Guys

    I'm looking for a trusted and reliable online back-up service where I can regularly back-up my whole computer system.

    Is anyone using such a service that they can recommend.

    Thanks

    Glen
    Glenn,

    We are using StoreGrid Vembu Pro an online backup service which is more reliable since their servers are hosted in Amazon infra structures. The client console is more intuitive, user friendly and supports different types of plugin backups. Their service and support are also best. Hence I would recommend Vembu Pro. For more information please visit our website

    Ambika
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  • Profile picture of the author Maraun
    I and all of my friends are using CrashPlan. It only costs money if you want to backup into their datacenter. If you have friends with CrashPlan you can back up to each other automatically. It really is set and forget. It compresses, encrypts and also deduplicates, meaning if you have the same file 10 times on your computer, it is only backuped once.

    It is only for backing up data though. I don't think you can restore a complete OS from their backups.
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    • Profile picture of the author 4lions
      This is a helpful resource, it has consumer reviews on the top online storage products currently on the market, thetop10bestonlinebackup.com
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  • Profile picture of the author SarahZT
    I recommend Backblaze too! Love the easy of use.

    There's also Mozy, which is pretty similar.
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  • Profile picture of the author madyguru
    I used Idrive for my personal use and i found it best but now I'm using Backblaze and its awesome
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  • Profile picture of the author christiehemme
    Originally Posted by GlenH View Post

    Hi Guys

    I'm looking for a trusted and reliable online back-up service where I can regularly back-up my whole computer system.

    Is anyone using such a service that they can recommend.

    Thanks

    Glen
    Hi GlenH,

    You can get that service from Pccarencure - MS Office Support, PC support, Computer support, Tech support, Network Support, Data Backup
    Here the cost is very reasonable.
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  • Profile picture of the author amilajoy
    IDrive is great. They have a basic plan which is free with 5gb storage space.
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  • Profile picture of the author dwatrous
    I have used Carbonite and Backblaze. Backblaze is the clear winner of the two, and the $50/year is a great price. They have just increased the file sizes they support and they backup external hard drives attached to your computer.

    For my wordpress sites I use a combination of Amazon S3 and the automatic wordpress backup plugin. It backups every night and keeps weekly backups going back a month. Of course that's all configurable. Here's a tutorial I made about that:
    How to backup your WordPress blog | Daniel Watrous
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  • Profile picture of the author blahmartinblah
    Worth thinking about: What's your upload speed on your internet connection? Mine would never be able to keep up with all the data I generate. A NAS on my local network is the only option.
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  • Profile picture of the author Infomaster
    From this discussion, some back up only on site and have no automatic off site backup in place. That is risky. There are two common causes of the loss of both the originals and the backups when done that way - complete fire and complete theft. Although some might say that they get an external drive off site by taking them off site, reality has proven that very few do so regularly and very few do so in the only safe method, a three drive(s)/devices rotation. Why three for off site? Because to switch two, two must be on site for the swap. If the complete fire or complete theft takes place while both are on site, the original and both backups are gone. Only if a third is still off site (and rotated in to keep all three up to date) will a backup be available for recovery. An automated remote backup service is much more regular, saves time, most often saves money, and is overall a more reliable solution. The argument that 4TB or so is too much does not apply to a remote backup service that offers “seed load” services (use of external drives vs. the Internet for the first base backup) with incremental backup thereafter.

    You might check out http://BackupDepositBox.com, 888-737-8922, for server, workstation, laptop etc remote backup. They offer a seed load service for bigger volumes and they also have a WordPress backup service offering. Few if any remote backup companies offer a web site backup service. Most ignore our needs for web site backup, which means a two-part solution. This is one company that meet all the needs – off site, automatic, seed load for large amounts, and WordPress backup as well. But don’t just use that company. Why? Professional computer consultants recommend having at least two types of backup, not just one type. They recommend having both an on site solution and an off site solution. That combination gives a company (yours) the assurance of continuity of service and of revenue. It gives the owner(s) the peace of mind of the continuity of personal income.
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  • Profile picture of the author ernestrategos
    How come nobody has mentioned Dropbox? I use it and also Ubuntu one, I am and feel very safe indeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author kokopelli
    Originally Posted by ernestrategos

    How come nobody has mentioned Dropbox? I use it and also Ubuntu one, I am and feel very safe indeed.
    Agreed, two very good options, and both have free/premium features and are cross-platform (Ubuntu One is now available for Windows too). I'm on Ubuntu too, and Ubuntu One is a very good solution.

    If you're on Ubuntu, you can also easily backup to Amazon S3 via the Deja Dup Backup Tool.
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