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Topic # 189024 14-Dec-2015 15:33
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EDIT: Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I managed to find a friend who just had fiber installed who is willing to help me out.

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  Reply # 1450205 14-Dec-2015 15:41
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A friend with fibre and no data cap?

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  Reply # 1450210 14-Dec-2015 15:47
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If your uploading to Amazon (AWS) they did offer a service where you could ship in a hard drive and they load it up 'locally' rather than over the net.  Not sure if they still do.

Or @Dratsab's idea + beer would also work. (hint - I have unlimited fibre and also like beer).

EDIT - so AWS have moved on a bit from just getting a HDD from users http://aws.amazon.com/importexport/ and its now called Snowball and they ship you an appliance that you fill with data.  Guess it depends on how much you value your data

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  Reply # 1450218 14-Dec-2015 16:11
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GBristow: Hi everyone

I've been having a lot of issues with using RAIDs for my home media collection, and have decided to drop it and just back up online. Unfortunately I only have 2Mbit up, and my collection is >6TB. Assuming I can max out my upload speed, it could still take almost a year to upload all that data.

Does anyone have any suggestions for where I could go to upload this faster? Internet cafes?


Thanks in advance!


Whereabouts in NZ are you?



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  Reply # 1450219 14-Dec-2015 16:14
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timbosan: If your uploading to Amazon (AWS) they did offer a service where you could ship in a hard drive and they load it up 'locally' rather than over the net.  Not sure if they still do.

Or @Dratsab's idea + beer would also work. (hint - I have unlimited fibre and also like beer).

EDIT - so AWS have moved on a bit from just getting a HDD from users http://aws.amazon.com/importexport/ and its now called Snowball and they ship you an appliance that you fill with data.  Guess it depends on how much you value your data


Just tell me what kind of beer you like laughing

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  Reply # 1450221 14-Dec-2015 16:16
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GBristow:
timbosan: If your uploading to Amazon (AWS) they did offer a service where you could ship in a hard drive and they load it up 'locally' rather than over the net.  Not sure if they still do.

Or @Dratsab's idea + beer would also work. (hint - I have unlimited fibre and also like beer).

EDIT - so AWS have moved on a bit from just getting a HDD from users http://aws.amazon.com/importexport/ and its now called Snowball and they ship you an appliance that you fill with data.  Guess it depends on how much you value your data


Just tell me what kind of beer you like laughing


Any kind that can be consumed in Auckland.  Where in NZ are you?



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  Reply # 1450224 14-Dec-2015 16:23
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timbosan:
GBristow:
timbosan: If your uploading to Amazon (AWS) they did offer a service where you could ship in a hard drive and they load it up 'locally' rather than over the net.  Not sure if they still do.

Or @Dratsab's idea + beer would also work. (hint - I have unlimited fibre and also like beer).

EDIT - so AWS have moved on a bit from just getting a HDD from users http://aws.amazon.com/importexport/ and its now called Snowball and they ship you an appliance that you fill with data.  Guess it depends on how much you value your data


Just tell me what kind of beer you like laughing


Any kind that can be consumed in Auckland.  Where in NZ are you?


Western Springs, Auckland. Thanks for the offer mate - I think I've found someone to help out. I'll be in touch if we're struggling.

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