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Topic # 183871 2-Nov-2015 09:33
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I thought I'd share this because I think it's a pretty good deal. I own a WD My Cloud EX2 which comes with Elephant Drive preinstalled. You can can backup 1TB to ElephantDrive for $10 per month or $99 per year. It comes with a really easy to use interface so you can manage which folders are backed up.

I know some services like CrashPlan provide unlimited backups but installing it on the My Cloud was too much of a hassle. 




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  Reply # 1424810 10-Nov-2015 22:03
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I have Backblaze.

Our internet is so slow, if I go and shoot images for 2 or 3 weeks and come home, it takes months and months to back up unless I exclude the image files - which, for me, is the main thing I want to back up.

Like Apple's wireless world, it's all very fine in Cupertino with 100 Mbps fibre...in rural NZ, not so much.





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  Reply # 1424869 10-Nov-2015 23:24
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Geektastic: I have Backblaze.

Our internet is so slow, if I go and shoot images for 2 or 3 weeks and come home, it takes months and months to back up unless I exclude the image files - which, for me, is the main thing I want to back up.

Like Apple's wireless world, it's all very fine in Cupertino with 100 Mbps fibre...in rural NZ, not so much.


Thems the breaks with choosing to live rurally.

Cloud backup works fine for people that opt to live in locations with the approrpiate internet available to them.




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  Reply # 1424993 11-Nov-2015 09:09
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The thing with BackBlaze (and many others) is that is doesn't back up your NAS.




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  Reply # 1426001 11-Nov-2015 10:08
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Geektastic: I have Backblaze.

Our internet is so slow, if I go and shoot images for 2 or 3 weeks and come home, it takes months and months to back up unless I exclude the image files - which, for me, is the main thing I want to back up.

Like Apple's wireless world, it's all very fine in Cupertino with 100 Mbps fibre...in rural NZ, not so much.


cloud backups still work in rural locations, even over ADSL. it just does take forever unfortunately.


Having returned from brisbane for the weekend, i expect our connection will be pushing solid for the next few months catching up everyone's many dropbox uploads.


For me, i accept nothing is going to happen too quickly, and at the router all upstream to dropbox is shaped to about 50% of available bandwidth.  - i am dreading the main camera dump which is due any moment now, RAW photos and Full videos are not pleasant on the bandwidth!


Crashplan is my preferred backup solution however, Due to its De-duplication and compression, it just works more effectively..




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  Reply # 1426081 11-Nov-2015 11:38
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The issue I have with crashplan is that it is all computer-centric with what it is backing up. Same dropbox or google drive on 5 computers is not de-duped, each computer uploads its own copy of anything new added to the dropbox.

Also, external drives have to be added separately on each computer you use them on, and are then backed up independantly for each PC. I would have about 4TB less in crashplan if they didnt have these limitations.

If they could save all the backup stuff for external drives to the drive, and each PC with crashplan was to automatically just start backing it up from where it left off, that would be good. And if crashplan could connect to my dropbox and google drive and pull stuff directly off it that has been added instead of making it have to come down to a PC and then go back up to crashplan it would be a much better solution. Would also help people with limited upload like @geektastic when it comes to getting things into "the cloud" once and then being protected from deletion by backing up directly without consuming even more upstream.




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  Reply # 1426150 11-Nov-2015 12:20
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i do have compression on max, de-duplication enforced though, and for atlest the directory in this backup with source code backups for rather large projects, duplication would be a sizeable figure there. - Although never expected it to be 50%..




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