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Postby Ian on Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:56 pm

I'm looking for an online service to backup my home server and my personal laptop. I must admit that I haven't done much research into this but what I'm looking for something that has unlimited disc space, a decent client that can do incremental backups and is reasonably priced.

I'm tempted to sign up for Sonic's BackOnTrack Online service but I wanted to check and see if there is anything better out there.
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Postby Ian on Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:04 pm

MozyHome looks good too..

https://mozy.com/home
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Postby smartin4 on Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:04 pm

Here's another one to look into, $50/yr.

http://carbonite.com/


When your computer is idle, Carbonite automatically backs up new and changed files. You don’t have to do anything! When you’re using your computer, Carbonite goes to sleep so it will never slow down your computer or internet connection.

Hope this helps. Let us know how you make out with the search.

I have been thinking about one of these services myself, but haven't had much time to look into it, nor do I know anyone who uses any of these services.
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Postby hoxlund on Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:17 pm

mozy for macs and carbonite for pcs

although carbonite is either testing or already released a mac service
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Postby LoneWolf on Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:36 am

I have heard good things about Mozy Pro (a friend of mine is a reseller). It's also cheap compared to a lot of others.

A quick Google led me to this blog link, which seemed useful:

http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_ge ... big_t.html
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Postby smartin4 on Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:41 pm

Just curious Ian, did you ever decide on any of these services?
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Postby Ian on Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:11 pm

Not yet. Been too busy to download them and try them out.

One thing I'd like to do is back up my 2000 Server at home. Unfortunately, if I want to do this, I have to sign up for a pro account and pay 2x-3x as much. :P
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Postby LoneWolf on Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:14 pm

Ian wrote:Not yet. Been too busy to download them and try them out.

One thing I'd like to do is back up my 2000 Server at home. Unfortunately, if I want to do this, I have to sign up for a pro account and pay 2x-3x as much. :P


If that's what you'd want to do, perhaps getting a copy of Acronis TrueImage and adding on another hard disk to the system makes more sense. I believe you can do complete cloned backups while the system is live, and you can schedule them.

I use the home version for a lot of stuff; it was cheap, and it's a great product.
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Postby Ian on Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:57 pm

I've thought about using Nero BackItUp (god knows, I have enough licenses) for that. I really want something offsite though.

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Postby Wesociety on Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:28 pm

Ok, now you have got me intrigued, I will have to look into offsite backup for my own home data when I have time...
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backontrack online

Postby roxann on Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:20 pm

hey guys,
just wanted you to know that Roxio's BackOnTrack Online utilizes Carbonite's technology. we are offering a 15 day trail at roxio.com if you're interested in testing it out.

And, if you do, let me know what you think of it.

have a great weekend,

kara @ roxio
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Postby smartin4 on Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:05 pm

I took the plunge and went with Carbonite, using the 30 day free trial. Very simple to install & setup.

The initial backup (mostly my pics) took a long time to upload, they say the initial backup (due to size) can take a couple of days, though I can't really say what the real backup time would have been, since I have lousy arse Comcast for my ISP, and the connection has been very erratic over the last week.

That being said, any changes to your backup folder happen automatically and you can add or remove folders at any time.

So far, so good. I have 3 more weeks to test drive the service, but methinks I will be dropping the $49/yr.
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