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Topic # 75267 15-Jan-2011 13:40
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The wife just upgraded from iPhoto to Aperture so Mozy wants to re-upload the 130GB worth of photos in her library.

I figure if we're going to do this, now is a good a time as any to migrate over to Backflip for the slightly cheaper monthly fee and the zero rated data but...

How is it behaving for everyone?  There were a few issues when it came out.  Has anyone tried the Mac client out? 

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  Reply # 427429 15-Jan-2011 15:54
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Ok so I've downloaded the Mac client. It's hideous.

None of the UI fits. It has your user sub folders and "advanced' opens up the entire root requiring you to drill down through the Unix folder structures.

Not something I'd suggest for a relative whose PC I'd have to support. But hopefully does the trick for us and saves some $$.

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  Reply # 427436 15-Jan-2011 16:21

Yeah Backflip isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.


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  Reply # 427478 15-Jan-2011 18:07
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Whats backflip? :s

is it like a new plan?

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  Reply # 427498 15-Jan-2011 19:34
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Forum posts go unapproved, CS requests go unanswered. Backing up seems to be quite slow in the software, which is crap.

for something supposed to backup in the background it was whoring massive of ram, disk access was substantially slowed down with it running, and it was only pushing up about 100kB/sec so there is no excuse for that.

When I had it selected to back up my music drive (1.8TB) it would be about 6 hours before it even started to upload from when I pushed the button, and all that time the PC was unusable.


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  Reply # 427502 15-Jan-2011 20:03
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Hamish is an online backup system. $5 NZD a month of unlimited storage and zero rated data on Slingshot.

So it sounds fantastic. But appears to be a bit.... Rubbish compared to other solutions out there (eg Mozy).

100KB/s is close to what ADSL is capable of. I'm getting about 600Kb/s at the moment which is at 8pm is definitely on peak. It was 900Kb/s earlier (75KB/s and 112.5KB/s respectively).

Their forums look to have been ignored since November. And we're customer 157 if the numbers are sequential... Not a good sign?

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  Reply # 427504 15-Jan-2011 20:11
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well there's no such thing as a free lunch now is there? ;)

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