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    Best Online Backup Serivce?

    thinking about it for home and also for a server2003 at work.

    www.mozy.com - particularly the pro version for the server ($4/mo + $1/mo per 2GB)

    mozy also has 2GB free for home users (or $5/mo for unlimited)

    and

    www.carbonite.com for flat pricing ($5/mo) and ease of use for the wife.

    any thougths or experiences?

    another option is doing an ftp backup to my web server, but is that as secure or as automatic?
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    Only way FTP will be as easy is if you can do a script (or if your back-up software can create a single file and then you can schedule a transfer after normal and regular computer and internet usage.

    If you have to initiate it every day, then it will be missed unless you are really anal about it.

    As for the services, you need to investigate their security and all too- all it takes is a slipped password no matter what method you choose and it would be no longer secure.

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    bump for the weekday IT crowd

    www.carbonite.com seems to have driven mozy to an umlimited pricing model, but mozy has better software.

    www.idrive.com is neat in that it is not limited to one computer - you can use it as a virtual drive or storage area. It also does not delete old files after 30 days. It also works withe Server2003.
    2GB is free
    50GB is $50/year for personal $100/year for biz.
    Last edited by Core Shot; 11-26-2007 at 05:25 AM.
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    Great topic.. I also would like to know feedback of online backup users. Keeping my computer backed up is always a problem..

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    Fwiw mozy.com got a from Ars.

    Ftp = your passwords are flying in clear text. On the *nix you could wrap it in an ssh session or just scp, set up a cron job to do it automagically.
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    Check out Amazon's http://www.jungledisk.com/ - we were able to easily write a cron to backup every 24 hours automatically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyWebb View Post
    Check out Amazon's http://www.jungledisk.com/ - we were able to easily write a cron to backup every 24 hours automatically.
    very cool.

    Although Mozy has location in its favor


    Are there any mozy maggots??
    I would hope so

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    bump 678
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    well, its a few years later and online backup/storage is far more common.

    Mozy is still around, but is it still the best?

    Anyone used Sugarsync? seems to get some praise and is priced similar to mozy.

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    I use Mozy for my home laptop. I like it, very simple and easy to use. It has a lot of options for when and how you want it to run. My initial backup took a few days for ~20-30gb.

    They were acquired not too long ago by EMC so are not going anywhere.

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    i luvs me sum rsync

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