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  Reply # 890345 5-Sep-2013 14:35
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New to crashplan as a product here, I see a lot of file restore settings, but it possible to do a bare metal backup/restore of a computer?

For example if my primary HDD was to fail and got replaced with a blank one could I restore the whole PC and be up and running again?

Edit: Found the answer to my own question:  No.. files only.




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  Reply # 890353 5-Sep-2013 14:50
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qyiet: New to crashplan as a product here, I see a lot of file restore settings, but it possible to do a bare metal backup/restore of a computer?

For example if my primary HDD was to fail and got replaced with a blank one could I restore the whole PC and be up and running again?

Edit: Found the answer to my own question:  No.. files only.


No you can't with just CrashPlan unfortunately, however I have setup a few people with ShadowProtect using their Continuous Incrementals backup option to an external HDD or somewhere similar and then use Crashplan to backup those images.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 891716 8-Sep-2013 17:40
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Hi Crash Plan discussed here looks very comprehensive but what about NZ hosted online backups?
purely on basis I'd like to support NZ providers if possible.

I have currently about 500GB on HDD ( No programs - just data).
So would need to do HDD transfer to Service Provider  to start off with rather than kill my data cap.



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  Reply # 892724 10-Sep-2013 13:50
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D1023319: Hi Crash Plan discussed here looks very comprehensive but what about NZ hosted online backups?
purely on basis I'd like to support NZ providers if possible.

I have currently about 500GB on HDD ( No programs - just data).
So would need to do HDD transfer to Service Provider  to start off with rather than kill my data cap.



There are practically no cheap online backup providers with nz servers, for 500GB you're looking at $$$

Actually there's http://www.backflip.co.nz/ but reviews weren't glowing refer to http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=50&topicid=104141



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  Reply # 896418 16-Sep-2013 16:54
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Ragnor:
D1023319: Hi Crash Plan discussed here looks very comprehensive but what about NZ hosted online backups?
purely on basis I'd like to support NZ providers if possible.

I have currently about 500GB on HDD ( No programs - just data).
So would need to do HDD transfer to Service Provider  to start off with rather than kill my data cap.



There are practically no cheap online backup providers with nz servers, for 500GB you're looking at $$$

Actually there's http://www.backflip.co.nz/ but reviews weren't glowing refer to http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=50&topicid=104141



 
If you guys don't mind me adding a plug in for the offsite backup company i'm representing, we use shadow protect via the internet to take you incrementals and we can tailor plans to suit your needs, our typical server plan starts at 1TB so don't be afraid to check out our site www.resurrect-it.co.nz

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  Reply # 896457 16-Sep-2013 18:07
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$500/year doesn't compare well with the US companies, but it looks like you're going for more a full service to businesses who need reliability and assurance it's working. Probably not ideal for consumers.




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  Reply # 896460 16-Sep-2013 18:13
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Installed CrashPlan on the weekend, was ridiculously easy to setup and get going.

I like how you can sync your backup to a friend's computer (with their unique code) and there's no cost.

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  Reply # 896462 16-Sep-2013 18:16
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I almost set up crashplan on my fiance's laptop on the weekend, but in the end I went with a mapped drive and Robocopy. That way a restore is much easier.




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