Cloud backup services

Discussion in 'Smartphones, Computers, Gaming and Networking' started by Saurav, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. Saurav

    Saurav Well-Known Member

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    What are you using? I'm setting up my wife's PC, went to install Carbonite (which is what I switched to when Crashplan went away), and found that my subscription is up for renewal in a week. Now seems like a good time to consider alternatives.

    Our needs are pretty basic. 2 PCs, my wife has Photoshop/Illustrator projects, mine is just email/docs.
     
  2. DustinDavis

    DustinDavis Well-Known Member

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    Crashplan here.
     
  3. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Crashplan... I just switched to Small Business. Its only a little more expensive if its just one machine. The big negative was when they dropped the consumer plan, that was like $100 a YEAR for up to FIVE machines. Now its like $10 a month per machine. Still, if you only have one machine its reasonable.

    Also Crashplan still allows you to back up a NAS natively on OSX and I think you can fudge some work arounds on PC. If not for that I'm paying like $100 a MONTH to back up my NAS.
     
  4. DustinDavis

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    Same here, I was forced over to Small Biz when they exited the consumer biz, but it’s still a decent price.
     
  5. Saurav

    Saurav Well-Known Member

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    Huh, I thought they shut down, but I must be remembering that wrong, I guess they just shut down whatever plan I was on.
     
  6. Saurav

    Saurav Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow, I thought I was going to end up paying more for Crashplan, but I just checked, and I am paying Carbonite for extra storage space, I think my bill for last year was around $500. This makes switching back to Crashplan a no-brainer.

    Edit: Oh now I remember, I bought additional storage because I needed some overlap for some reason, was swapping computers or something. I'm using much less than what I had paid for. I'll have to take a closer look at what I actually need.
     
  7. DustinDavis

    DustinDavis Well-Known Member

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    They shut down consumer plans.
     
  8. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Yeah, obviously they don't really care what "status" you really are but they shut down the multi-machine all you can eat plans. Now its essentially 1 computer, 1 price. Not sure why that is "small business" vs. any other model but whatever. It works for me.
     
  9. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Take a look at backblaze. I personally don't use it but I know several of my IT co-workers that do. Personally I just use TimeMachine and Veeam to backup my machines to an on prem NAS and iCloud / OneDrive for photo's and doc's.
     

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