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  # 1320377 9-Jun-2015 15:37
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davidcole: How are you doing this? if one machine is backing up to cloud, are then then backing up the crashplan backup files?


Yep - the PCs just backup to a 'folder' on my home server, and Crashplan running on the home server backs up these folders to the cloud.



Backup of a Crashplan special folder is not safe.

Have you tested a restore from a restore of this folder?






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  # 1320395 9-Jun-2015 15:51
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SumnerBoy:
davidcole: How are you doing this? if one machine is backing up to cloud, are then then backing up the crashplan backup files?


Yep - the PCs just backup to a 'folder' on my home server, and Crashplan running on the home server backs up these folders to the cloud.



Backup of a Crashplan special folder is not safe.

Have you tested a restore from a restore of this folder?




And they'd be fairly large I'd have thought.




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  # 1320396 9-Jun-2015 15:52
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Crashplan is who I had heard of before. Thanks, I shall look into them and then figure out what I need to backup and what isn't required
That will probably involve a serious reconfiguration of my storage space

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  # 1320426 9-Jun-2015 16:22
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I currently use Backblaze and don't have a fibre connection so not keen to reseed with another provider.
If I did though I would be interested in trying Arq: https://www.arqbackup.com/

It's a one of purchase and then you can backup to any service you want (Dropbox, Google Drive, Glacier, Amazon S3). If you use Amazon S3 it works out way cheaper than Crashplan/Backblaze.

The client gets great recommendations online. Has anyone tried it?

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  # 1320448 9-Jun-2015 16:42
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Well well well...

http://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/Latest/Backup/Can_I_Back_Up_A_Backup

Looks like I am a bit of a plonker...just assumed this would work!

Time to reassess my backup scheme...

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  # 1320512 9-Jun-2015 18:22
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SumnerBoy: Well well well...

http://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/Latest/Backup/Can_I_Back_Up_A_Backup

Looks like I am a bit of a plonker...just assumed this would work!

Time to reassess my backup scheme...


You'll have to do as I do and set up copy/sync jobs to the central server. Or get a family plan.




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  # 1320525 9-Jun-2015 18:27
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Yep - I used to run rsync/robocopy or something a while ago that did all this. Will start investigating...just liked how easy it was to install and run Crashplan on each laptop.

Just goes to show, you MUST test your backup solutions! I had tested my local server restores but never on one of my laptops.

Shame on me!

 
 
 
 


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  # 1320547 9-Jun-2015 19:02
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Haha!  This thread just prompted me to test my CrashPlan backups again.
Just restored a 22GB archive file in about 30 mins and am able to open it no problems. :)

+1 for Crashplan!

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  # 1320814 10-Jun-2015 07:35
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Versioned backups are essential, with mirrors corruption spreads quickly. Crashplan does versioned backups.

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timmmay:
khull: Any views on carbonite?


Don't get trapped inside it.


Bravo sir!


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