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Need Online Backup not Carbonite (Vanity)
April 25, 2012 | Mself

Posted on 04/25/2012 8:27:21 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote

I run a small office in NYC and need to do online backup to cover my Office for data.

I refuse to use carbonite due to how they treated Rush.

I don't have huge needs, just basic office needs.

Any alternatives to Carbonite?


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1 posted on 04/25/2012 8:27:25 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

Your timing is good. This is almost ready to roll.
https://drive.google.com/start#home


2 posted on 04/25/2012 8:29:41 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: GlockThe Vote

Crashplan might be an option for you.


3 posted on 04/25/2012 8:29:50 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: GlockThe Vote

Amazon S3 http://aws.amazon.com/s3/ is bare bones cloud storage but quite cheap. I am using something like 20GB a month or thereabouts and paying $2 a month. However, they don’t give you an app for backup, only the storage. I use linux and duplicity for the app.


4 posted on 04/25/2012 8:32:08 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: GlockThe Vote

Mozy.

Here is a comparison:

http://www.smallcloudbuilder.com/storage/articles/421-carbonite-vs-mozy

Watch the wrap or Google it.. Good luck.


5 posted on 04/25/2012 8:32:46 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Longbow1969

I use um and like um.

They are Minnesota based. So if they screw up, I can drive to their offices and file my complaint in person :)


6 posted on 04/25/2012 8:33:26 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

For the illiterates like myself, what does that mean?

I probably have about 10 gig of space currently for word files and PDFs.


7 posted on 04/25/2012 8:34:01 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Save it to a hard disc, daily.

Next question? (LOL)

Sheesh, pay a service company a fee for service, or just do it yourself.

8 posted on 04/25/2012 8:39:09 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Amazon S3 charges $0.15/Gb. Rackspace charges comparable fees. There is also Mozy.

Can you tell us something about your network ecosystem? Do you have a server? If so what operating system does it have? Do you have applications like email (Exchange?) or active databases running? Are you looking just to back up the server or also clients? What operating systems to the clients/desktops have?

9 posted on 04/25/2012 8:39:09 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: edcoil

After carbonite bailed pn rush I won’t use them. Had a massive fail this week in the office and want to be protected.


10 posted on 04/25/2012 8:39:48 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Oracle Cloud


11 posted on 04/25/2012 8:41:36 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny (If it weren't for coffee I would still be living with my parents!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Bump - I am looking to replace the backstabbing Carbonite also...


12 posted on 04/25/2012 8:42:16 PM PDT by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: rmlew

Tiny law office - 2 users. Have about 8 years worth of scans and word docs. I also want to back up my iTunes etc.

I have a tiny office catering to construction clients and do well, but we had a SHTF moment this week and my assistant convinced me we need to do this.


13 posted on 04/25/2012 8:43:46 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

It means that for cloud storage you need several pieces:

1. The cloud storage itself.
2. The app that runs on your computer(s) that backs up your data to the cloud.
3. The bandwidth that connects #1 and #2 above.

Amazon S2 gives you #1. You have to find #2 yourself. This should not be hard to do - I know the answer for linux. Not sure for windows.

(Note that carbonite is in the business of supplying #1 and #2 together, a convenience for which they are able to charge a premium).


14 posted on 04/25/2012 8:45:33 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

we run windows XP, have a scan file for everything scanned through our copier and multi machine through a network, and have word docs.

I don’t want to use carbonite after the rush event.

just looking for somewhere to backup my scan files, wrd docs, iTunes, and some. Minor other bs.


15 posted on 04/25/2012 8:49:28 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Your ISP might provide space as part of your service.

MS Cloud, SkyDrive, provides varying amounts, including free.


16 posted on 04/25/2012 9:06:30 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: GlockThe Vote

Even though I really have nothing to hide, I wouldn’t trust any 3rd party to have access to my entire hard drives. The potential for monkey business is just too great, IMO.

That’s why I’ve always shied away form O/L backups.


17 posted on 04/25/2012 9:13:02 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: GlockThe Vote

Check out today’s WSJ in which Walter Mossberg compares several options, incluging the newest Google service.


18 posted on 04/25/2012 9:15:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Bullish

I agree, but aftercthis week, we had a OMFG moment in the office and need backup off site.


19 posted on 04/25/2012 9:20:16 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Get two hard drives...backup all your files onto both of them. Keep one in the office for local / daily backup and then keep the other in your safe deposit box or at your house.

Once a week or once a month switch them out.

That is simple.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 9:34:31 PM PDT by willyd (your credibility deficit is screwing up my bs meter...)
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To: GlockThe Vote

With absolutely no monetary interest, try sugarsync. Cheap, unobtrusive, free trial. My wife’s files were critical to her happiness, and therefor to mine, and now we’re good. You can find reviews online.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 10:01:10 PM PDT by Doug in CA
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To: GlockThe Vote

If you have been listening to Rush, Hannity et al, you would have heard of a new sponsor http://mozy.com/


22 posted on 04/25/2012 10:14:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Bullish

“Even though I really have nothing to hide, I wouldn’t trust any 3rd party to have access to my entire hard drives. The potential for monkey business is just too great, IMO.”

BINGO! “Cloud” is just another fancy name for “another entity which hosts your information”. If I wanted my online stuff accessed from another location in the word, we use remote viewers to access our pc’s anytime, anywhere. Or better yet, bring our compact external hard drives.


23 posted on 04/25/2012 10:33:18 PM PDT by max americana
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To: GlockThe Vote

Microsoft’s Sky Drive is free and provides 25 GB.


24 posted on 04/25/2012 11:10:42 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Get two hard drives with RAID capability and if your motherboard doesn’t support RAID then buy a RAID adapter card. RAID can be made to copy to both hard drives at the same time so that one of them is essentially a backup.


25 posted on 04/25/2012 11:27:49 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’ve been doing online backup for almost 10 years.

I never used Carbonite because it was obvious to me that there were much better online backup services.

I used Mozy until Mozy decided to price itself out of the business several years ago. I then looked at all the alternatives and decided that CrashPlan was the best service and the best deal.

I’ve been using CrashPlan for several years and would highly recommend them.


26 posted on 04/26/2012 12:57:46 AM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: GlockThe Vote

You could look into “Cloudberry” for Windows.

http://www.cloudberrylab.com/amazon-s3-microsoft-azure-google-storage-online-backup.aspx

This program will cost you $30, it fits into Amazon’s S3 storage which costs about $.10 a GB.

This will encrypt your data so there is no security risk.

Good luck.


27 posted on 04/26/2012 6:11:58 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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I used to use Mozy but it wouldn’t let me backup my email. I’ve now switched to Sugarsync.


28 posted on 04/26/2012 9:42:56 AM PDT by webboy45
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To: max americana

“Even though I really have nothing to hide, I wouldn’t trust any 3rd party to have access to my entire hard drives. The potential for monkey business is just too great, IMO.”

BINGO! “Cloud” is just another fancy name for “another entity which hosts your information”. If I wanted my online stuff accessed from another location in the word, we use remote viewers to access our pc’s anytime, anywhere. Or better yet, bring our compact external hard drives.


One word: Encryption.

Encrypt your backed up data and security concerns are essentially nil.


29 posted on 04/26/2012 1:20:47 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: GlockThe Vote
I would suggest Mozy, which would be the easiest solution. The most flexible suggested so far is CloudBerry S3 Backup Desktop, but you would also need to set up an Amazon S3 account. I haven't used this product, so I cannot recommend it.
30 posted on 04/26/2012 3:16:27 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew

Thanks . So far I have looked at mozy and crashplan

Both look ok.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 3:17:44 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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