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Last post Author Topic: For those with a CrashPlan...  (Read 2419 times)

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Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2017, 01:06 PM »
Someone may have mentioned this already, but backblaze limits versioned backups saved to 30 days.  Versions older than that are lost forever.  I consider that to be a serious deficiency.

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Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2017, 01:28 PM »
Im checking out SpiderOak now.  The limitation of 1tb but ulimited pcs might better match my use case, where I don't really need to backup everything.  I can live with only having good frequent versioned backups of my active documents protected in case of a crash or unexpected loss.

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Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2017, 02:38 PM »
I haven't tried the others yet, but SpiderOak seems reasonable to me.. Relatively straightforward and gives you control over what it's doing.  Seems to be a fair match with my use case -- selectively identifying which files/folders I want backed up, rather than defaulting to backing up everything. And by default keeping all versions.

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Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2017, 04:26 PM »
I haven't tried the others yet, but SpiderOak seems reasonable to me.. Relatively straightforward and gives you control over what it's doing.  Seems to be a fair match with my use case -- selectively identifying which files/folders I want backed up, rather than defaulting to backing up everything. And by default keeping all versions.

How's the speed?  Thats the reason I went with OneDrive instead of SpiderOak.  And the fact that Microsoft isnt going anywhere.

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Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2017, 04:33 PM »
no idea.. i can't say speed is all that important to me.. but i will try looking around at what the reviews say about speed..

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Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2017, 04:51 PM »
no idea.. i can't say speed is all that important to me.. but i will try looking around at what the reviews say about speed..

It's important to me because I use the syncing functions too.  That's one of the reasons I don't really need all that much space; I have a few directories that I sync that according to OneDrive come out to less that 250GB; I sync those to several computers.  I have some other secure/needed things that I backup to two S3 areas.  I also use Bitbucket for my dev stuff.  All of those I also back up to my synology NAS using Synology Cloud station.

The last time I actually looked into it was a while ago, so perhaps their engine has become better.

What I look for in my service is speed, cost of storage, the ability to sync (specific folders is included in this too), security, and as of late, who's backing the storage.

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Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2017, 04:55 PM »
How much do you need to backup mouser?

I'm currently backing up about 8GB with Spideroak.
No synching.
I can check my upload speeds if you want and let you know, but cant say I've ever noticed a problem with it.

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Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2017, 05:46 PM »
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How much do you need to backup mouser?

Well under a terrabyte with all pcs combined I should think, in terms of files i really care about.

Not that it wouldn't be nice to be able to just have the entire pcs backed up or to not have to worry about being so careful regarding how much space is used by files.

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Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2017, 06:05 AM »
I still have 60 days left on my crashplan service, so I'll be keeping my eye open from now until then for any special deals on SpiderOak.

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Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2017, 09:42 AM »
I just stayed with Crashplan on one PC (my server).

As before, each PC in my house still does image backups nightly to the server (using Veeam).  I wrote some quick scripts to dump certain folders on each PC to the appropriate family member's user folder on the server (which Crashplan then backs up to its cloud).  Plus, my previous Crashplan subscription goes until April and then I get the next year at 75% off ($2.50/month).  After that, the one server will cost me $10/month ($120/year) which is $30 less than I was paying for the old family plan.  Not quite as convenient, sure, but it'll do just fine.  And, yes, that $10/month is for unlimited storage space.

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Re: For those with a CrashPlan...
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2017, 10:54 AM »
Yeah for 1 pc, they all seem to work out to about the same.. It's only when you want to back up multiple pcs that crashplan (and some of the others) become completely unreasonable in terms of cost.

Since I have separate backup solution for full drives, I'm much more interested in having something that is very frequently backing up versions of documents (text, data, code) that I am working on, and I'd like to be able to use it for a few pcs at once.  In reality I almost never use anything but my desktop pc, so I might get by with only using online backup for my main pc, but it irks me to not have the option to add other pcs for a reasonable cost.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2017, 11:01 AM by mouser »