Making copies of data and saving them online/in the cloud so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
10 views

How can I detect if an online backup service is doing IP-based throttling?

I live on a campus in the US and I am trying to understand why my upload speed to the online backup service Backblaze on area Y of the campus is 10 times slower than on area X of the campus (20000 vs ...
1
vote
2answers
34 views

Backup Solution for Field Netbooks?

Windows 7 and Windows 8 Laptops Connected via cell phone hot spots and twice a week WiFi in the office We have about 20 computers that are in the field and about once a day at different times they ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

Online backup services that cannot access your data [closed]

In the midst of all the news about Kim Dotcom's Mega, I started wondering: do any online backup solutions actually store your information encrypted in such a way that they cannot decrypt it? All of ...
1
vote
2answers
150 views

Backing Up vs. Redundancy [closed]

I'm currently in stage 2 of 3 of building my home workstation. What this means is that my RAID-0 array of solid state disks will be backed up nightly to a RAID-5 or RAID-6 array of traditional ...
1
vote
1answer
842 views

Would it be okay to use the Amazon S3 for personal use? [closed]

I understand that AWS is meant for corporate use, but I just thought about using the S3 for personal backups, and by using their calculator it seems like it would be quite cheap in comparison to other ...
-1
votes
3answers
109 views

Online backup solution [closed]

I am looking for a backup solution to backup all my data (about 3-4TB). I have look at many services out there, such as: http://www.backblaze.com/ http://www.crashplan.com/ Those services look ...
1
vote
2answers
65 views

Backup restore other then Windows Backup

I need a way to backup and restore a system after a crash. Windows backup allows me to save user files nicely like documents and emails but the problem is you still have to format and reinstall ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Offsite Backups for multi clients

I have a few offices of businesses I need to backup remotely and I was wondering what would be my best options as far as doing that to ensure no one can access each other files. The systems are mostly ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Any disadvantages to using Google Drive for personal backups? [closed]

I'm currently using Mozy for offsite backups of my personal files. I can get more space for the same money with Google Drive, and there are additional advantages (such as sharing files), but do you ...
9
votes
3answers
15k views

Can I sync network folder with a Google drive?

The brand new released Google drive allows to sync a folder which resides under My Documents (on Windows systems). However, I would like to sync a folder that resides on a network-mapped drive. Would ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Do I need to backup .sav files?

I have a Virtualbox virtual machine that I use on an almost daily basis. When I exit I usually save the state of the machine, but all important data has been saved. On the same machine I run ...
1
vote
3answers
373 views

Solution to sync files on 2 computers in 2 remote locations

My friend runs 2 osteopath clinics and works between the 2 locations with another osteopath (they rotate which days they work in each clinic). A laptop stays at each clinic, and until recently were ...
1
vote
1answer
560 views

using crashplan to backup multiple machines to crashplan-central using a single hub machine

I am playing around with CrashPlan for the last few days, and i am still trying to get the hang of it. one thing i have noticed is that upload to CrashPlan Central from my work laptop is only sending ...
0
votes
1answer
154 views

Cloud storage provider lost my data. How to back up next time?

What do you do when cloud storage fails you? First, some background. A popular cloud storage provider (rhymes with Booger Link) damaged a bunch of my data. Getting it back was an uphill battle with ...
1
vote
1answer
211 views

Any online long term Archival Soultions? [closed]

I am looking for a long term archival solution on the cloud, what I need is to archive some files that I don't need to access often but also don't want to keep around on local disks. These are files ...
1
vote
1answer
473 views

Restore WHS2011 client backups from the cloud?

Starting with a little background: I have a home server with Windows Home Server 2011 installed. I make backups of the data stored on my home client computers to the home server using WHS' built in ...
1
vote
5answers
621 views

Best online backup for large virtual machine [closed]

I do all of my development in a virtualbox virtual machine. Copying it over and over again to an external for back-up gets tedious and I simply do not do it as often as I should. Ideally I would like ...
1
vote
2answers
120 views

disk-to-disk backup without costly backup redundancy?

A good backup strategy involves a combination of 1) disconnected backups/snapshots that will not be affected by bugs, viruses, and/or security breaches 2) geographically distributed backups to ...
9
votes
6answers
971 views

Cloud Storage/Sync solution for families [closed]

I am hoping someone knows of an online storage/sync service like Dropbox that can meet the following needs: I envision that each member of the family has a separate account to keep personal files. ...
3
votes
3answers
184 views

is there any online facility for backing linux data via ftp [closed]

I have around 50GB of data on my VPS . Is there any online website service which can provide me some 100GB space and ftp service so that i can upload my backups there with rsync . I don't want to on ...
0
votes
1answer
87 views

Which online backup solution (for photos, etc) is right for me and my family? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Online backup services My Wife and I both would like to sync our photos and back them up online at the same time. So far, Live Mesh has been perfect for this but since ...
0
votes
2answers
534 views

Rolling Your Own Online Storage on Shared Hosting Account

I've got a Windows-based shared webhosting account ( with arvixe.com - no admin/root access via RDP - all web control panels) which I used to use to host freelance (ASP.Net) projects for clients. Due ...
1
vote
0answers
304 views

Is LiveDrive.com reliable? [closed]

I'm currently using DropBox (50GB account) which works fine, but at this moment I'm not impressed with its speed. I have a 60down/6up connection and only LiveDrive can use almost the full bandwidth of ...
1
vote
2answers
308 views

Is my Backblaze backup safe if my laptop is stolen?

If my laptop is stolen, is there any reason to believe that the thief would be able to access my online backup? I use an application to encrypt passwords, and I don't see anything in the Backblaze ...
0
votes
5answers
122 views

Creating the PERFECT setup for back-ups [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How do you backup your data? What backup software for Windows? I want to setup a backup system for my laptop that is: convenient low-cost safe/redundant I ...
1
vote
3answers
217 views

Free remote backup between two locations [closed]

I'm about to send my mom a new laptop and will pre-configure it to work with a new wireless router when I do so. I'd like to set something up to allow automatic backup between their home and mine. ...
2
votes
1answer
347 views

Evaluating backup services, preferably compatible with rsync? [closed]

I'm looking for a backup service and the cost is the most important factor. In order to properly evaluate the cost per year I will use the following data: 50 GB space usage and the transfer is not ...
2
votes
10answers
1k views

Any software to do minute-by-minute backup?

Of all the freeware backup programs I've checked out, the most frequent backup I could do automatically was every hour :( Is there any freeware that can backup my data every minute or so? I'm ...
2
votes
4answers
293 views

Can you help me review my Mac Backup Plan?

I'm reviewing my backup plan and would appreciate any thoughts about what more I should do (if anything) to make sure I'm properly covered in case of all hell breaking loose. :-) I have one machine. ...
0
votes
4answers
814 views

Mozy and others are there, but any to backup multiple computers

I read few posts on this forum on remote backup services. IDrive and Mozy provide FREE service to backup from single PC. Is there any service through which I can backup data from any computer, as I ...
2
votes
3answers
165 views

Backups and Virtual Machines

Wanted: An automated backup solution, for a Windows-based PC, that provides for a holistic, seamless recovery. Practically: I'd like to restore my programs, not just my documents and pictures. ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Backing up iPhoto library online

I want to protect my iPhoto library by uploading it to an offsite location via the internet and keeping it up to date there. The problem is it is a single 20 GB file, I don't want every import or edit ...