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#62588 10-Jun-2010 11:56
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I have just seen Cyberduck has been bumped to 3.5 with support for Google Docs.

This completes some pieces of a puzzle I have been looking to complete for a while.

Other recent pieces include: 

* Me wanting to backup my family photos online, rather than some other offsite storage option (suggestions have been family members houses, the car and work as places I could store another backup but none of this is continuous and involves ongoing effort).
* Google Docs/picasa now offering to store any type of file.
* The price of storgae going to US$5 for 20GB for 12 months.

So now I have a way to get the backup onto google in a synchronised, throttlable, cheap way...

Hope this provides some inspiration for you guys.

BTW Before this release I was trying to work out macfuse and gdocsfs... but no doubt would have still had trouble with the sync and throttling (bandwidth charging in NZ of course...)


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  #340200 10-Jun-2010 14:02
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Mozy, Carbonite and Backblaze are all ~$5 USD per year with no limit on storage.

All have a both Windows and Mac client software (or a at least a solid beta Mac client that's been out for ages).

Howaver imo, data caps in NZ still largely make online backup too expensive over a certain size (except on Big Time which will soon be closed).

I'm still waiting for some ISP's to partner with some service providers and zero rate backup traffic.

Maxnet recently acquired Datalock so maybe they will do something interesting in that space.

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  #340204 10-Jun-2010 14:06
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^ Mozy is $5/month.

ps - I am using Microsoft's skydrive service which is free. 25GB space. Upload photos, write word, powerpoint, excel doucments online or share them. FREE. It's like google docs but much much better.

Do whatever you want to do man.




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  #340264 10-Jun-2010 16:05
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For Mozy it looks like 5.95 per month so ~ $71.40 per year which is about 300GB on Google. Much more than I need.

Carbonite is AU$71.99 per year, so probably still more than I need from Google.

The amount I am thinking about is about 15GB but growing at about 1GB every couple of months.

Also I don't know if there is a Mac compatible sync/file viewer/manager for skydrive?

Yeah the data cap is the big killer, so with Cyberduck I can give it a throttle. Noted with Mozy that you can't do backups off network drives unless you pay for a "Pro" account which is more again.

The other benefit of the Google version is that I can share individual items with people (read: my parents who want photos of our baby).

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  #340289 10-Jun-2010 16:45
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Sorry yes was supposed to be per month not per year.

20GB for $5 per year is pretty good until you have way more than 20GB

25GB free skydrive is good until you hit the same problem.

Also I don't know about you guys but I always think twice about relying on free services, when you pay for a service there is more peace of mind they will keep offering it longer term.

The google storage option does seem to be priced pretty competitively.

Here's the actual Google Storage for Developers pricing, which is usage based like Amazon S3

  • Storage—$0.17/gigabyte/month

  • Network

    • Upload data to Google

      • $0.10/gigabyte

    • Download data from Google

      • $0.15/gigabyte for Americas and EMEA

      • $0.30/gigabyte for APAC

  • Requests

    • PUT, POST, LIST—$0.01 per 1,000 requests

    • GET, HEAD—$0.01 per 10,000 requests

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  #340406 10-Jun-2010 20:26
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Also I don't know if there is a Mac compatible sync/file viewer/manager for skydrive?

Couple of ways to upload pics on skydrive.

1. Online web access but you can only upload 5 pics max at a time.
2. Windows photo gallery. But don't think so if it will work on a mac OS.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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