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Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by johnbryanpeters, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. johnbryanpeters

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    I want off-site backups, about 100 GB currently.

    Who's doing what?

    How much does it cost?

    To what extent do you regard your backed up data as secure?
     

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  2. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    Unless your home is at great risk, why offsite? Storage has become so cheap you could back up 2TB for around $100.
     
  3. johnbryanpeters

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    Offsite because fires and other shit happen.

    I do irregular disk-to-disk backup, want to get something automated set up and want it to include offsite.
     
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    syadasti i heart mac

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    canadmos Turbo Monkey

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    Robocopy to some disks and rotate through them. Once a week or something put one in your truck or take it to a friends.
     
  6. johnbryanpeters

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    I think I may finally have to cave and pay for some variety of cloud backup. Security, bandwidth use, and cost would be concerns.
     
  7. johnbryanpeters

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    In particular, I'm thinking maybe CrashPlan, at about $150/year for the four systems I would like to back up..
     
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    canadmos Turbo Monkey

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    If bandwidth, security and cost are concerns, then I'd say copying to your own disks is still the best solution. :D

    At the very least, you'll know where your data is, how it is protected and how to retrieve it.
     
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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    1. make a microfiche of your precious documents
    2. attach to a pigeon
    3. send pigeon on a round trip around the globe
    4. profit?