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# 140943 25-Feb-2014 07:04
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Does anybody know if they are still alive and kicking? It seems their internet site is down, so appears they are not in business any more.

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  # 994555 26-Feb-2014 00:33
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I think they are / were a division of call plus?
Unlimited backup for $5 per month.

I dont know anyone who took it up or used it. There was a big hoohaa when it launched.




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  # 998034 3-Mar-2014 11:16
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I tried it but the client had serious issues.

Use crash plan aussie now. It's fine.




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  # 998080 3-Mar-2014 12:22
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Well callplus now advertise mega plans for free with their slingshot plans, so doesn't look like they are supporting it either.

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  # 998081 3-Mar-2014 12:23
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Sucks for those that invested serious time backing up to it. Worse for non slingshot users who didn't have unmetered.




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  # 1025611 15-Apr-2014 14:50
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Don't know if anyone can help, but my laptop HD crashed last night. no biggie I thought, everything is backed up to Backflip, but to my horror it appears Backflip has disappeared. I received no notification from them they were shutting doors so to speak, so now I have lost a good part of 14 years of data.
Anyone got a lead on what has happened to them? Any help would be much appreciated.

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  # 1025612 15-Apr-2014 14:52
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jd340: Don't know if anyone can help, but my laptop HD crashed last night. no biggie I thought, everything is backed up to Backflip, but to my horror it appears Backflip has disappeared. I received no notification from them they were shutting doors so to speak, so now I have lost a good part of 14 years of data.
Anyone got a lead on what has happened to them? Any help would be much appreciated.


If the backup was still running and actually working then your data must have been going somewhere so perhaps give CallPlus a call and speak to them about it.

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  # 1025615 15-Apr-2014 14:56
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Spoke to callplus this morning, They couldn't help, but they going to ask around and get back to me, not holding my breath tho, you know what big companies are like.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1025616 15-Apr-2014 14:58
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Any chance you backed up locally? 14 years worth of data is a lot!!!





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  # 1025619 15-Apr-2014 15:03
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Was backing up some important files to external HD before I signed up with Backflip, but that was at least 2 years ago. And only important work files, not everything I had on laptop.
Will dig out external HD tonight and bring it into work to check out what has been saved. 

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  # 1025623 15-Apr-2014 15:12
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jd340: Was backing up some important files to external HD before I signed up with Backflip, but that was at least 2 years ago. And only important work files, not everything I had on laptop.
Will dig out external HD tonight and bring it into work to check out what has been saved. 

 

Who were you paying for the service, and were you still paying? Cloud backup should never be used for primary backups, I would rank it 3rd. 1st is a local backup inhouse, 2nd is a backup stored offsite, and 3rd is cloud backup(if you think you need it, or you can substitute it for a secondary backup). I wouldn't put much faith in small cloud backup services, because you don't know how long they will be around for. I would stick with the big names.

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  # 1025627 15-Apr-2014 15:27
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It was going to BACKFLIP AUCKLAND, as per my Visa statement. Was charged in Sept 2011 when I first signed up, again in Sept 2012, but nothing since.
Can you recommend a good program to automate backups to a external HD?

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  # 1025630 15-Apr-2014 15:28
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The crash plan client has done me for ext hdd backups and cloud backup.




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  # 1025646 15-Apr-2014 15:32
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jd340: It was going to BACKFLIP AUCKLAND, as per my Visa statement. Was charged in Sept 2011 when I first signed up, again in Sept 2012, but nothing since.
Can you recommend a good program to automate backups to a external HD?

So you haven't been getting charged, have they therefore cancelled your account?
For automated scheduled file backups, I use a tool called karens replicator, but it is quite old now. There maybe something better.
I have tried crash plan, and it was far too slow in uploading and it never completed uploaded my drive, and would hate to think how long it would take to restore the backup again. 

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  # 1025692 15-Apr-2014 16:44
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Another approach could be to try the Slingshot reps here on Geekzone and see if they know someone that can help

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  # 1025741 15-Apr-2014 18:14
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Try contacting one of the owner/shareholder's of the company etc?

admin_contact_name Adrian Dick
admin_contact_address1 PO BOX 108 109
admin_contact_address2 Symonds St
admin_contact_city Auckland
admin_contact_country NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
admin_contact_phone +64 29 3825968
admin_contact_email adrian.dick@gmail.com

Mark John CALLANDER(callplus ceo iirc) is the other shareholder/director but I doubt he is/was involved in the day to day side of things.

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