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Topic # 22916 12-Jun-2008 00:09
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Online backup is a great concept in theory but the broadband reality in NZ of data caps and low transfer rates makes it unattractive for most non businesses users.

However some isps offer free uncapped local traffic. So i was thinking if they also had some fat backup servers then this would actually be a viable option for the consumer market.

Does anyone do this currently?

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  Reply # 137539 12-Jun-2008 08:42
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A Google search indicates there are plenty of companies in NZ offering such a service. Whether traffic is all national/local is a question you would have to ask the company and your ISP.

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  Reply # 137673 12-Jun-2008 17:55
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I hear xnet still offer free local traffic and there are some nz based companies that offer backup services - although i havent found any that will handle over 5gb at a reasonable price.

In Hawkes Bay we have airnet who run their own wireless 5.8ghz network and provide internet/ voip telephone services and they used to offer a backup service also to their office. Probably still do

I doubt any isp would be interested in offering a backup service over telecoms adsl network as it would add too much traffic i would imagine. If they had their own network like orcon or vodafone in auckland then i can see it being a very good service to offer.

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