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Topic # 60113 19-Apr-2010 17:50
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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.

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  Reply # 320380 19-Apr-2010 18:29
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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.







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  Reply # 320512 20-Apr-2010 07:43
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cheers mate I'll check it out. We use Iconz at work, free after hours international traffic, wish I had that at home!




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  Reply # 320627 20-Apr-2010 12:19
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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.

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  Reply # 320640 20-Apr-2010 12:43
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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.

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  Reply # 320641 20-Apr-2010 12:46
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  Reply # 320642 20-Apr-2010 12:47
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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. 

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  Reply # 320645 20-Apr-2010 12:51
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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.

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  Reply # 320815 20-Apr-2010 18:56
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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!

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  Reply # 320839 20-Apr-2010 19:27
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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...




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  Reply # 320866 20-Apr-2010 19:56
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I use JungleDisk (which uses Amazon S3). Pretty happy so far, have about 16GB of photos stored.

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  Reply # 320982 20-Apr-2010 21:40
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i also have a free flickr pro account for being with telecom/xtra and thats good for photo backup




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  Reply # 321060 20-Apr-2010 23:29
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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.

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  Reply # 321065 20-Apr-2010 23:48
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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.






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  Reply # 321068 21-Apr-2010 00:02
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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.




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  Reply # 321359 21-Apr-2010 16:01
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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/

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