[RTC List] On-Line back-up/storage services
robert at beckerdite.com
Mon Jun 23 16:27:14 PDT 2008
I apologize for not providing as comprehensive detail of Mozy but i pay
short of 60 dollars a year to backup at least 120 GB in pictures music etc.
This is the home edition that i am talking about, the professional edition
provides clients for servers and is more expensive but still
reasonable. They have top notch encryption and the performance is very good.
The client configuration allows for bandwidth throttling and backup windows
to ensure that the backups do not impact your use of the computer. I
suggest reviewing the website www.mozy.com before making any decision. The
also allow a free backup of up to 2gb if you wanted to to try it and decide
later and the final solution.
I looked at most of these solutions and ended up deciding on Mozy because
i am very focused on highly effective and low cost solutions. It has
recently been purchased by EMC which is a leader in the storage industry.
P.S. On a side note when i did analysis on backing up servers across wide
area networks for a global company it resulted in a strong recommendation
even over limited bandwidth. The biggest challenge is the time to recover
versus tape or disk storage can be significantly greater.
On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 3:12 PM, <CrawfordCA at aol.com> wrote:
> This is a great discussion ... thanks for the question, Sherman, and
> thanks to the SBDC technology boot camp for covering this important topic.
> I use http://www.ibackup.com/, which charges $9.95 a month for 10
> gigabytes of storage. I used Amerivault for awhile but their software was
> clunky and prices too high.
> Check to make sure whatever service you use syncronizes the files you
> already have stored. This means the first time you back-up will take a long
> time, but daily back-ups thereafter only add and subtract files that have
> changed and this takes much less time.
> As an added bonus, you will have access to your files from remote
> locations. Since I travel a lot, this has been a blessing when I find myself
> away from home and needing a file.
> Be sure you select a daily back-up, since every service I know of only
> charges for the space, not the number of times you back-up. God forbid, if
> your hard drive fries you'll have the latest files and not just from a few
> days ago.
> Finally, consider getting either a network hard drive or a peripheral hard
> drive to back-up your whole system in addition to the online back-up. The
> benefit of remote back-up is that if there is an earthquake, flood or fire,
> your data is still protected ... but you'll pay a lot more if you're backing
> up your whole system. All you really need off site are your files.
> This is a good reminder to us all ... BACK-UP YOUR FILES !!!!!!!
> Chris Crawford
> In a message dated 6/23/2008 2:47:44 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> scott.joachim at gmail.com writes:
> We use LogMeIn Backup with excellent success.
> Why LogMeIn Backup?
> LogMeIn Backup gives you control over your data on devices you manage,
> placing security and ease of accessibility in your hands. With LogMeIn
> Backup, you can be confident important data is secure and available when you
> need it.
> Scott Joachim
> Take Command of your Assets
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Winter Faulk" <nox.freak at gmail.com>
> To: list at redwoodtech.org
> Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 2:15:59 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
> Subject: Re: [RTC List] On-Line back-up/storage services
> I don't use the two online backup services that you mentioned but I do
> use Amazon's S3 service (http://amazon.com/s3) I have about 30GB of
> photos on it right now and I use Jungle Disk
> (http://www.jungledisk.com/) as my back client. I'm very happy and the
> cost is very low under $5 a month.
> I would recommend the S3 service to anyone. The only downfall is they
> don't offer any software you have to go to a 3rd party for that.
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 1:54 PM, Sherman Schapiro <shsch1 at gmail.com>
> > All: I attended the Technology Boot Camp last Thursday. There was a
> > section on data back-up and part of the discussion dealt with on-line
> > services. Mozy & Carbonite were 2 services mentioned. I'm asking, are
> > RTC members familiar with/using these services, and if so, do you have
> > feedback to share relative to ease of use, effectiveness, reliability, or
> > what have you? I'm considering them myself as part of my back-up
> > Sherman Schapiro
> > RTC member
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robert at beckerdite.com
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