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  # 1851028 23-Aug-2017 09:47
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timmmay:

 

meesham:

 

Well this sucks. The main reason I was using Crashplan is they support Linux, even if the client is a big bloated Java app. I've recently been moving all my VM backups to borg so I think I'll just have to use that and then rclone the files to some cloud storage somewhere, maybe Gsuite.

 

 

I use Borg on my Linux server for incremental, deduplicated backups. I sync the "database" to an S3 bucket, and I sync the S3 bucket down to my PC. It works well.

 

It runs on Linux, but doesn't run natively on Windows. You can probably get it working using cygwin or the W10 Linux subsystem, but that seems to be to be a bit of a hack. I'm not sure I like hacks for backups, I like reliable and supported.

 

 

This guy compiles a single executable for it - https://github.com/billyc/borg-releases - it also gives you a cygwin shell so you can set up ssh keys. I use it in conjuction with vscsc to do the shadow copy.


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  # 1851033 23-Aug-2017 09:53
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Interesting. Probably too complex for even most technical people. BackBlaze is easy... but I'll probably continue to use Glacier and S3 with CloudBerry.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1851036 23-Aug-2017 09:56
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timmmay:

 

Interesting. Probably too complex for even most technical people. BackBlaze is easy... but I'll probably continue to use Glacier and S3 with CloudBerry.

 

 

Agreed, and unfortunately the devs don't seem very receptive about implementing a native Windows client/GUI or integrating VSS directly into the app.


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  # 1851037 23-Aug-2017 09:59
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Resilio anyone. For peer to peer. Has a Linux something. Worked fine for me (till I reinstalled Windows a while ago and never got round to re-installing it anyway).





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  # 1851038 23-Aug-2017 10:01
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Resilio anyone. For peer to peer. Has a Linux something. Worked fine for me (till I reinstalled Windows a while ago and never got round to re-installing it anyway).

 

 

That's a sync tool, you don't get versioned backups.


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  # 1851043 23-Aug-2017 10:05
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This sucks. My brother is a disorganised photographer. Pretty much every photo he takes ends up on a hard drive. This has led to him having something like 40 external hard drives lol. Most of the data is doubled up, but in no particular order. In the absence of any backup plan, my plan has been to push as much of this data up to Crashplan, so if a hard drive dies, at least it might be in the cloud. I have 2 Mac Minis running around the clock, each Mac Mini has its own subscription (I figured they were throttling). Anyway, this completely stuffs up this plan. The price per computer has doubled, and it looks like you can only migrate 5TB across to a new account from an old account. Surely you should be able to migrate all your data across, rather than having to upload it again.


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  # 1851049 23-Aug-2017 10:10
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@davidcole:

 

freitasm:

 

Got a reply from Backblaze on Twitter. Server OS requires B2 and integrations - it won't run the personal backup.

 

 

But that's pointing at all the NAS offerings, which isn't quite right ether, and I didn't see a windows server integration as an option.

 

 

That includes things such as Cloudberry that will do VM, SQL Server and Exchange backups, plus Machine State. When people talk "server" they go all the way up, not realising some people don't need all this.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1851050 23-Aug-2017 10:12
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meesham:

 

rb99:

 

Resilio anyone. For peer to peer. Has a Linux something. Worked fine for me (till I reinstalled Windows a while ago and never got round to re-installing it anyway).

 

 

That's a sync tool, you don't get versioned backups.

 

 

Good point, though there is apparently a basic form of it...

 

https://help.resilio.com/hc/en-us/articles/204754239-Does-BitTorrent-Sync-support-versioning-

 

 





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  # 1851053 23-Aug-2017 10:15
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Whilst it does suck, this has been in the rumour mill for some months. I guess they're entitled to do what they want with their business, and it's not like they haven't given plenty of notice. I don't have a huge amount backed up, and while Crashplan offering the switch to their business plan at a discount is nice, it would seem Backblaze might be the better option and is not a bad price?





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  # 1851054 23-Aug-2017 10:16
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freitasm:

 

@davidcole:

 

freitasm:

 

Got a reply from Backblaze on Twitter. Server OS requires B2 and integrations - it won't run the personal backup.

 

 

But that's pointing at all the NAS offerings, which isn't quite right ether, and I didn't see a windows server integration as an option.

 

 

That includes things such as Cloudberry that will do VM, SQL Server and Exchange backups, plus Machine State. When people talk "server" they go all the way up, not realising some people don't need all this.

 

 

iDrive supports windows Server OS, and seems to have bolt-ons for hyper-v etc.  I'm just trying their free 5gb plan at the moment.  And will try a local folder backup also.

 

 





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  # 1851055 23-Aug-2017 10:17
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This sucks. My brother is a disorganised photographer. Pretty much every photo he takes ends up on a hard drive. This has led to him having something like 40 external hard drives lol. Most of the data is doubled up, but in no particular order. In the absence of any backup plan, my plan has been to push as much of this data up to Crashplan, so if a hard drive dies, at least it might be in the cloud. I have 2 Mac Minis running around the clock, each Mac Mini has its own subscription (I figured they were throttling). Anyway, this completely stuffs up this plan. The price per computer has doubled, and it looks like you can only migrate 5TB across to a new account from an old account. Surely you should be able to migrate all your data across, rather than having to upload it again.

 

 

If he's a professional that's really not on.

 

He's basically guaranteed to lose data. You should probably get him onto a NAS that has plenty of storage and is expandable, have that backed up somewhere automatically, and get him to migrate all his data systematically to the NAS.

 

 




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  # 1851056 23-Aug-2017 10:17
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Stu:

 

Whilst it does suck, this has been in the rumour mill for some months. I guess they're entitled to do what they want with their business, and it's not like they haven't given plenty of notice. I don't have a huge amount backed up, and while Crashplan offering the switch to their business plan at a discount is nice, it would seem Backblaze might be the better option and is not a bad price?

 

 

For a desktop os, it looks like the better option.  Or carbonite.





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  # 1851059 23-Aug-2017 10:21
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Just confirming support for removable drives.





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  # 1851067 23-Aug-2017 10:34
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rb99:

 

Resilio anyone. For peer to peer. Has a Linux something. Worked fine for me (till I reinstalled Windows a while ago and never got round to re-installing it anyway).

 

 

That's a sync tool, you don't get versioned backups.

 

 

You could use both, though -- sync everything to a Linux box with resilio, then periodically snapshot the resilio mirror with borg.


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  # 1851070 23-Aug-2017 10:36
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I see that idrive are doing 90% off for the first year if you move to them from a competing product. Hopefully they'll take on ex-Crashplan users.

 

https://www.idrive.com/idrive/signup/el/get90

 

Looks attractive to me as they appear to have an app for QNAP NAS devices. Currently I back up files to Crashplan via my PC but it would be nice to have it all contained on the NAS. Any other providers supporting QNAP? (Note: talking real backups here with the ability to restore long deleted/changed data, not just a copy of current data).


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