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# 141379 11-Mar-2014 08:47
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I'm looking for an online storage solution that will do all of the following:

Standard constant backup
Backup whole drives including OS/system info
Backup movies
Ship hard drives for upload and download to NZ
Ideally all of the above available to business and home users.

I have looked at all the usual suspects to no avail.

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  # 1002575 11-Mar-2014 09:00
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Backblaze covers most of these bases, but you'll need to check if they will ship a hard drive for upload, I know you can order one for download. $5USD/Month, unlimited backup, grab any files you want or all files. Then just set it to back up system image files from Windows backup as well as individual folders.

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  # 1002586 11-Mar-2014 09:19
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I have used Backblaze for 3-4 years now and been very happy with it. It will even backup files larger than 4Gb now as long as you set that option, so hi-def movies are in.

Problem is they don't do seeding for NZ as far as I am aware.

It seems that Crashplan will accept HD seeding from NZ and they have a physical presence in Australia, the application does offer continual protection but I am not sure about the individual file size cap.




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  # 1002587 11-Mar-2014 09:19
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BackBlaze don't do system files or ISOs or harddisk uploads


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  # 1002589 11-Mar-2014 09:27
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How much are you willing to pay?

http://www.keepitsafe.co.nz/ will do all that you want however there is a cost.



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  # 1002590 11-Mar-2014 09:28
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Crash Plan don't do HDD restores on their business accounts

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  # 1002595 11-Mar-2014 09:37
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Gozer: BackBlaze don't do system files or ISOs or harddisk uploads



Hmm - I know the latter to be true, but I thought the former was simply a matter of removing some of the default exclusions in the app for either file extensions and/or folders...




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  # 1002596 11-Mar-2014 09:38
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Gozer: Crash Plan don't do HDD restores on their business accounts


According to this feature list they do, with the caveat that it is only available in Oz and NZ, which I am assuming is not a problem for you!?

http://www.crashplan.com/business/compare.html






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  # 1002599 11-Mar-2014 09:44
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Gozer: BackBlaze don't do system files or ISOs or harddisk uploads



Does it consider Windows Backup files to be system files??



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  # 1002601 11-Mar-2014 09:51
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Gozer: BackBlaze don't do system files or ISOs or harddisk uploads



Hmm - I know the latter to be true, but I thought the former was simply a matter of removing some of the default exclusions in the app for either file extensions and/or folders...


according to this list here http://www.backblaze.com/remote-backup-everything.html



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  # 1002603 11-Mar-2014 09:53
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Gozer: Crash Plan don't do HDD restores on their business accounts


According to this feature list they do, with the caveat that it is only available in Oz and NZ, which I am assuming is not a problem for you!?

http://www.crashplan.com/business/compare.html




According to that list it is available for enterprise and not business. Paying for features is fine, Paying for enterprise versions is a little too much.

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  # 1002610 11-Mar-2014 10:06
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Gozer:

According to that list it is available for enterprise and not business. Paying for features is fine, Paying for enterprise versions is a little too much.


...and their homeplan is also lacking features that you require?

Looks like you are just slipping through all of the cracks!

I guess the other option would be to pay for some hosted/cloud storage in NZ and then use the backup software of your choice (Shadowprotect etc) to feed your backups to that location after the initial seed - would cost a lot more than a Crashplan sub though!






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  # 1002614 11-Mar-2014 10:18
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The disconnected external drive limitation is what put me off backblaze - crash plan once its backed up it never seems to disappear from the back up no matter how long the drive is gone for.

30 days would be a problem if the drive failed as it would take longer than that to get the content restored entirely for a 4TB external in anycase.




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  # 1002762 11-Mar-2014 13:20
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richms: The disconnected external drive limitation is what put me off backblaze - crash plan once its backed up it never seems to disappear from the back up no matter how long the drive is gone for.

30 days would be a problem if the drive failed as it would take longer than that to get the content restored entirely for a 4TB external in anycase.


That is a very good point!

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  # 1016561 1-Apr-2014 13:56
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Hi Gozer

We at Cloud Scale offer cloud storage hosted here in NZ which you can use for backing up your pc/servers using a number of third-party programs.
We charge per GB-Mth (what you're actually using) and not by tiers. Pricing is on our website.

Our storage service is API compatible with Amazon S3, so you just need to use an Amazon-S3 type backup program with the features you require such as:

Free:
Duplicati (win/mac/linux)
Paid:
CloudBerry Backup (win)
Syncovery (win/max/linux)

It doesn't cost much to give us a try.
EG 10GB stored for a week would be less than $1.

We do offer data import/export via hdd, but it wouldn't work if you were using a backup program as they tend to write backup files in their own unique formats (to be able to support features like incremental backups, etc)

Feel free to email or call us with any queries you might have
www.cloudscale.co.nz

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  # 1016721 1-Apr-2014 18:32
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Might be worth checking out both Google and Amazons prices for storage since they are currently in a price war...
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/03/what-happens-when-amazon-and-google-go-to-war.html




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