Cloud backup service for 1TB-2TB of data. Who should I go with?

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  1. leebarrow29

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    Am looking to backup all camcorder footage and pictures to a online cloud.

    Do you know of a decent deal out there?
     
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    One thing i will say about livedrive, they are NOT Backup. They are an online mirror site of your data. SO if you delete something or lose your HD and then have livedrive running, it will wipe the copy from the cloud and yo wont be able to get it back.
     
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    That sounds a little worrying. Am looking for a online back in case I my hard drives fail. Anything else?
     
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    Considering the cost of the cloud service and cheapest being circa £36 a month for backup, which in the event of a failure you will spend a few weeks downloading 2TB of data, my honest advice in working with networks an Disaster Recovery is get another hard disk and store it elsewhere.

    Do a full backup say once per week and keep it in a safe place away from your primary storage pool. Ive seen 2TB USB2 as cheap as £55 in some deals with 3TB around £80.
     
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    Crashplan+
    Cheap online cloud backup with very good reputation. Im using it myself but only for a short period. So far everything is playing. It will take A LOT of time to backup 1-2 TB, but you can ship your data instead (for a steep price). A nice feature is you may download the application and use it for free to store your data remotely on friend or families HD

    /Thomas
     
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    Any thoughts as to whether can be done by storing a NAS/hard drive in another location (eg family members home). If so how easy would that be to set up?
     
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    You need a VPN supported router like a draytek and hook it up to it so you can remotely rsync it via FreeNAS or other methods like drag and drop.

    The issue s no one seems to appreciate here is that you are reliant on upload speed and unless you have 120Mbps cable, and that 15Mbps upload speed, you will literally be there for weeks uploading 1TB of data.
     
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    Using crash plan here too. Just started backing up 500gbs It takes quite some time at 3mbs upload but at 6 dollars pm unlimited I am happy to wait. Free Trial lasts 30 days so try it with a folder or three and see how it works for you.
     
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    Where do I stand if the data was backed up before remotely being connected? I am assuming that at that point backups would only reflect any changes; correct?
     
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    That correct. As long as you have some form of rsync or shadowcopy running to only do differential copy then you should be fine.

    With cloud, only changes are uploaded and a lot of them like Livedrive do deduplication to save space. I prefer UK based Datacentres as theyre much faster and also if something goes down its easier to replicate over the UK network rather than crashplan which is on US soil.
     
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    The native version of Crashplan will not talk to a Nas, only the installed PC Drive(s) or USB connected drives. There is a workaround, although not officially supported by CP (but they do include details on their support site on how to do this - alongside other users options too).

    I would love to implement this, however it needs command line level skills to set up - and i am a complete numpty in that area (which is frustrating as i would love to be able to access my NAS too!!) :mad:
     
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    I suggest you have a look at Amazon Glacier, its really for archive not backup but its very cheap.
     

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