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  Reply # 721804 23-Nov-2012 12:07 Send private message

So, it will be free at 1am then?

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  Reply # 721808 23-Nov-2012 12:15 Send private message

dolsen: So, it will be free at 1am then?


That appears to be what the wording says, so hopefully! Given that their countdowns are all wrong though it'll be interesting to see what actually happens at 1am;  I'm gonna wait up for it. :)

(EDIT: I also submitted a question to them about it but no reply yet)

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  Reply # 721845 23-Nov-2012 13:10 Send private message





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  Reply # 721857 23-Nov-2012 13:55 Send private message

Received a response from Crashplan:

Hi there,

Thank you for your interest in the CrashPlan Big Black Friday Sale. The sale starts at 6am US Central Standard Time. Sale prices will be available from this time. Please refer to your local time zone for sale start times.

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  Reply # 721880 23-Nov-2012 14:36 Send private message

BraaiGuy: Received a response from Crashplan:

Hi there,

Thank you for your interest in the CrashPlan Big Black Friday Sale. The sale starts at 6am US Central Standard Time. Sale prices will be available from this time. Please refer to your local time zone for sale start times.


Then why does their website indicate that it has already started with the countdown clock and the discount already showing. Something strange going on there.

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  Reply # 721897 23-Nov-2012 15:06 Send private message

mattwnz:
BraaiGuy: Received a response from Crashplan:

Hi there,

Thank you for your interest in the CrashPlan Big Black Friday Sale. The sale starts at 6am US Central Standard Time. Sale prices will be available from this time. Please refer to your local time zone for sale start times.


Then why does their website indicate that it has already started with the countdown clock and the discount already showing. Something strange going on there.


See previous twitter response from davidcole (and my previous speculation that their code is fubar wrt timezones)



Crashplan:
Thanks to those who pointed out that we've got a timezone problem with the big sale. The techs are working to resolve it ASAP...


https://twitter.com/crashplan/status/271767614248865792

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  Reply # 721909 23-Nov-2012 15:37 Send private message

Oh. I think I get it now.
The website seems to be going off the visitor's system clock. Is that correct?
That means the website is already calculating that the sale has started, and is applying discounts based on the 2-hourly cycle.



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  Reply # 721910 23-Nov-2012 15:45 Send private message

dontpanic42: Oh. I think I get it now.
The website seems to be going off the visitor's system clock. Is that correct?
That means the website is already calculating that the sale has started, and is applying discounts based on the 2-hourly cycle.



Sounds like it, which is pretty poor programming I would have thought.

Just wondering with this offline backup system, has anyone actually done a full PC restore from the data, and were there any problems such as very slow transfer / missing data/  data corruption etc

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  Reply # 721923 23-Nov-2012 16:10 Send private message

From their server it would be pretty slow. But I back up to a folder in the machine, and another machine in my network and to cp for offsite.

Depending on network and disk speed it relatively fast.

It's not an image backup though, so I wouldn't be doing a full system restore as you can't generally restore your os files while they're in use. Mostly works for data backups.




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  Reply # 722051 23-Nov-2012 21:46 Send private message

Wow seems a lot of work. I am using a local crowd - iBUS (ibus.co.nz). Been very happy. Have done a restore with no problems. Do my own image for full recover and fire data to ibus. I believe they are creating multi pc plan.

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  Reply # 722053 23-Nov-2012 21:47 Send private message

Ive almost got all my important stuff backed up. As I only paid for it month by month I am thinking of signing up again on the deal to get a year for free/dirt cheap.

Getting mum to sign up too since she needs a backup stratigy that isnt any work for me ;)




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  Reply # 722054 23-Nov-2012 21:48 Send private message

richms: Ive almost got all my important stuff backed up. As I only paid for it month by month I am thinking of signing up again on the deal to get a year for free/dirt cheap.

Getting mum to sign up too since she needs a backup stratigy that isnt any work for me ;)


Why not just get your mum on Crashplan free and back up to your pc?  It costs nothing.





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  Reply # 722060 23-Nov-2012 21:53 Send private message

Yeah, the other option is I just chuck it on my family plan but really if its free then more accounts is better isnt it?




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  Reply # 722061 23-Nov-2012 21:55 Send private message

Dunno, one thing Ive noticed on their facebook page is a lot of people are really annoyed they haven't done anything for existing users.





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  Reply # 722087 23-Nov-2012 23:23 Send private message

davidcole: Dunno, one thing Ive noticed on their facebook page is a lot of people are really annoyed they haven't done anything for existing users.



Thats the risk with that sort of promotion. You can alienate your existing customers at the cost of people who may just be signing up for a free lunch. Facebook though is a place where people go to complain and rant.

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