Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




394 posts

Ultimate Geek


Topic # 60113 19-Apr-2010 17:50
Send private message

I have alot of photos and data I need to backup. With there being so many great options to backup to the cloud I thought I'd check it out. What is holding me back is my 20gb a month plan. It would take me about 4 months just to get everything up and onto the cloud. I was wondering if TCL have a peering agreement with anyone for free traffic to there site.

If not wouldnt this be a great option and its certainly a serivice I wouldnt mind paying for. 80 bucks a month for 20gb at this stage is too much, having said that I still wouldnt go with a TCL go-large unlimited plan.

What  sites are people using to backup there data currently? I do timemachine backups etc but I have a PVR type box and three laptops in the house and my wife takes alot of photos so I want something automated.

Looking forward to hearing peoples thoughts.

Cheers,




Toys:  iphone 4s; PS3 good times.  13inch macbook pro.   ipad 3. ï£¿ 27inch imac.   airport express & time machine. raspberry-pi running xbmc and a gopro try hard.

T: jptocker@twitter
E: jptocker@gmail.com
www.innocle.co.nz

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
BDFL - Memuneh
61805 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 12450

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 320380 19-Apr-2010 18:29
Send private message

I am on TelstraClear and use Mozy on my laptop (Pictures, Music, My Documents, any other files) for a total of 70GB. I also have a Mozy Pro account on my Windows Home Server (iTunes movies) using about 60GB.

This is from home. I also use Mozy Pro on Geekzone servers, but this is in the ICONZ datacentre.







394 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 320512 20-Apr-2010 07:43
Send private message

cheers mate I'll check it out. We use Iconz at work, free after hours international traffic, wish I had that at home!




Toys:  iphone 4s; PS3 good times.  13inch macbook pro.   ipad 3. ï£¿ 27inch imac.   airport express & time machine. raspberry-pi running xbmc and a gopro try hard.

T: jptocker@twitter
E: jptocker@gmail.com
www.innocle.co.nz

 
 
 
 


Amanzi
895 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 97

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 320627 20-Apr-2010 12:19
Send private message

TCL used to offer their own online backup service but I can't find any links on their website so I assume they discontinued it. I'm pretty sure it was called Biz Safe.

217 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 320640 20-Apr-2010 12:43
Send private message

I use a USB hard drive and the SyncToy PowerTool. It's pretty simple, but it's certainly more cost effective than backing up via your internet connection.

BDFL - Memuneh
61805 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 12450

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 320641 20-Apr-2010 12:46
Send private message
Amanzi
895 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 97

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 320642 20-Apr-2010 12:47
Send private message

buzzy: I use a USB hard drive and the SyncToy PowerTool. It's pretty simple, but it's certainly more cost effective than backing up via your internet connection.

I think you're missing the point of online (i.e. offsite) backups. 

217 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 320645 20-Apr-2010 12:51
Send private message

amanzi:I think you're missing the point of online (i.e. offsite) backups. 


Sorry, I should have added: I take the USB hard drive to work with me after I do a backup. Off-site protection on the cheap.

8027 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 320815 20-Apr-2010 18:56
Send private message

What about if a volcano takes out your work and home?

Paranoia is a survival trait!

You might not be alive but your data will be, ha ha!

Infrastructure Geek
4057 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 195

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 320839 20-Apr-2010 19:27
Send private message

orcon have their o zone fee traffic plan. i wonder if they've added any online backup providers into the o zone. looking at the cost of a local services though, its probably cheaper pay per MB and buy service from an international provider like Mozy or similar...




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs


85 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 320866 20-Apr-2010 19:56
Send private message

I use JungleDisk (which uses Amazon S3). Pretty happy so far, have about 16GB of photos stored.

Infrastructure Geek
4057 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 195

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 320982 20-Apr-2010 21:40
Send private message

i also have a free flickr pro account for being with telecom/xtra and thats good for photo backup




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs


2284 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 375

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 321060 20-Apr-2010 23:29
Send private message

You could use Datalock, they have an arrangement where if you have your DSL through Maxnet that the data is zero rated. You can also give them a USB hard drive for your initial upload and then run incremental backups thereafter if you wish.


Just so no one calls me on this, yes Datalock was bought by Maxnet.

8027 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 321065 20-Apr-2010 23:48
Send private message

insane: You could use Datalock, they have an arrangement where if you have your DSL through Maxnet that the data is zero rated.


I'm suprised more local online backup providers aren't partnering with ISP's for free data.  Data usage charges are the #1 barrier to using an online backup service.






Infrastructure Geek
4057 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 195

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 321068 21-Apr-2010 00:02
Send private message

Ragnor:
insane: You could use Datalock, they have an arrangement where if you have your DSL through Maxnet that the data is zero rated.


I'm suprised more local online backup providers aren't partnering with ISP's for free data.  Data usage charges are the #1 barrier to using an online backup service.


back when i first started doing it, per GB storage charges were worse than bandwidth charges... most online backup plans were built to handle MB's or a couple of GB.  When you wanted to store 200GB+ (incremental) the cost of the online backup solution became much more an issue than the cost of teh per MB data uplods.




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs


8027 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 387

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 321359 21-Apr-2010 16:01
Send private message

Commodity storage has come a long way, he's some insight into how a backup provider is able to offer unlimited storage.
http://blog.backblaze.com/2009/09/01/petabytes-on-a-budget-how-to-build-cheap-cloud-storage/

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.