Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
14222 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2572

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1237372 13-Feb-2015 14:38
Send private message

Based on their recommendation I got two 4TB HGST drives for my new RAID mirror.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


472 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 94


  Reply # 1237382 13-Feb-2015 14:51
Send private message

Another happy customer here. They get a +1 from me. Does what it says on the tin in a no fuss manner.  I currently have something like 600GB of photos and family videos backed up with them.  I used my ISPs free "after hours" metering to get all there without blowing my data cap.  It took a while.

What does this tag do
977 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 204

Subscriber

  Reply # 1237394 13-Feb-2015 14:54
Send private message

I've trialled them in the past but ended up choosing CrashPlan, like having the data stored in Sydney instead of the US.

1664 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 188

Subscriber

  Reply # 1237395 13-Feb-2015 14:54
Send private message

sidefx: Looks interesting and some fairly big names with positive things to say in their "reviews" section, unfortunately the lack of a linux client is a deal breaker for me, since I backup from my home server which runs linux. Guess I'll be sticking with crashplan for now. 


Any reason you want to move from Crashplan?

18509 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5295

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1237681 13-Feb-2015 23:29
Send private message

42683 MB in a day is the estimate it gave me for speeds, I wouldn't consider that acceptable. Personally if I WAS going to use cloud backup, and I wouldn't for a bunch of reasons, I wouldn't have my data outside NZ.

BDFL - Memuneh
61509 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 12234

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

3741 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2271

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 1237685 13-Feb-2015 23:33
One person supports this post
Send private message

networkn: 42683 MB in a day is the estimate it gave me for speeds, I wouldn't consider that acceptable. Personally if I WAS going to use cloud backup, and I wouldn't for a bunch of reasons, I wouldn't have my data outside NZ.


You're worrying needlessly. The data is encrypted with a key you retain and is not stored on their system.

As for speeds. Well I have I've got over 2tb backed up there. It takes a while but the client is so unobtrusive and lightweight

You simply will never find a sustainable unlimited backup service in nz. We don't have the scale to make the business model work.

Cheers N

491 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 163


  Reply # 1240062 16-Feb-2015 14:38
Send private message

Talkiet: As for speeds. Well I have I've got over 2tb backed up there. It takes a while but the client is so unobtrusive and lightweight


I wouldn't call the CrashPlan client lightweight. They have recently increased their memory recommendations to 1GB per TB (or per million files).

CrashPlan is so memory hungry, that only my main PC, an i7 with 32GB RAM, has sufficient memory to be able to complete my backup. As a result, I am moving from CrashPlan to cyphertite, where I have almost 3TB uploaded so far. My only concern is that they have not published a fair use figure, where CrashPlan explicitly mentions, but does not enforce, a figure of 20TB.

3741 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2271

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 1240069 16-Feb-2015 14:47
Send private message

SirHumphreyAppleby:
Talkiet: As for speeds. Well I have I've got over 2tb backed up there. It takes a while but the client is so unobtrusive and lightweight


I wouldn't call the CrashPlan client lightweight. They have recently increased their memory recommendations to 1GB per TB (or per million files).

CrashPlan is so memory hungry, that only my main PC, an i7 with 32GB RAM, has sufficient memory to be able to complete my backup. As a result, I am moving from CrashPlan to cyphertite, where I have almost 3TB uploaded so far. My only concern is that they have not published a fair use figure, where CrashPlan explicitly mentions, but does not enforce, a figure of 20TB.


Maybe it got lost in the quoting and pasting but I was referring to Backblaze having a very lightweight client.

Cheers - N


491 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 163


  Reply # 1240077 16-Feb-2015 14:56
Send private message

Talkiet: Maybe it got lost in the quoting and pasting but I was referring to Backblaze having a very lightweight client.


Sorry, I assumed you were talking about CrashPlan, which supports real client-side keys.

Backblaze has a significant flaw in that regard. In order to recover data which is secured using your own passphrase, you need to disclose that to them via their Website. That compromises all data stored with them.

3741 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2271

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 1240079 16-Feb-2015 15:01
Send private message

SirHumphreyAppleby:
Talkiet: Maybe it got lost in the quoting and pasting but I was referring to Backblaze having a very lightweight client.


Sorry, I assumed you were talking about CrashPlan, which supports real client-side keys.

Backblaze has a significant flaw in that regard. In order to recover data which is secured using your own passphrase, you need to disclose that to them via their Website. That compromises all data stored with them.


While at the same time making it a far more usable service :-)

I'm perfectly happy to trust them. You have to trust someone, eventually.

Cheers - N


1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.