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Topic # 133461 23-Oct-2013 10:22
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Hi, 

I have roughly 100GB of data that I need backed up offsite and need daily incremental backups. Can anyone recommend a service that meets the below criteria.

* Has decent transfer speeds (Mainly upload speeds) 

* Support Windows Server 2008 R2

* Easy to setup and administer


I have used iDrive in the past and had issues with downloading uploaded files and their customer support wasn't helpful. 

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  Reply # 920194 23-Oct-2013 10:25
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Have looked at CrashPlan Pro and trying to upload a 13GB file is going to take 1.6 days over a 100mbps fibre connection....

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  Reply # 920213 23-Oct-2013 10:39
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BTR: Have looked at CrashPlan Pro and trying to upload a 13GB file is going to take 1.6 days over a 100mbps fibre connection....


13GB should only take like half an hour on a 100Mbps connection. You should get decent connectivity, you would likely be going to their Sydney data centre. 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 920233 23-Oct-2013 11:00
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Have you looked at http://www.keepitsafe.co.nz/

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  Reply # 920242 23-Oct-2013 11:07
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I recently moved from iDrive to crashplan as I found iDrive's service had diminished greatly over the last few years. Additionally, I'd thought that having the data centre closer would make upload faster.

After the slow initial upload, Crashplan works fine for me. However, upload speed is significantly slower than I'd expected. On VDSL (fairly good line with upload speed of 10.3 Mb/s) I've had a max of 4.3 Mb/s upload, but typically get 1-1.3 Mb/s. I'd be keen to know if that matches other users' experience, and if there are tweaks that can be made to improve upload speed.

How much of your 100Gb is changing each day, as this is probably more relevant to how you'll find the service long term?

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  Reply # 920666 23-Oct-2013 21:02
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i'm using Windows Azure Backup for my servers, with about 80GB stored in the cloud. I'm sending incrementals several times a day so the speed doesn't really impact it much (except for initial push, and retrievals).

Its a Microsoft product, so you'd expect it to be engineered to run without trashing the performance of the server.

you can also select to replicate data to multiple data centres for redundancy.

hopefully when Azure brings data centres to Australia, speed will a complete non-issue!

http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/services/backup/




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  Reply # 920677 23-Oct-2013 21:23
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You need to understand if you STORE 100GB of data, and you have a disaster, you will need to "get" it back again too.

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  Reply # 920725 23-Oct-2013 22:24
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AWS S3

Set up on the Sydney gear and speeds should be pretty nice over a fibre connection. If you are deadly serious you can even look at getting direct connections from Vocus or through a AWS Connect service.

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  Reply # 920735 23-Oct-2013 22:37
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BigHammer: Have you looked at http://www.keepitsafe.co.nz/


They've actually done a really good job with their product offering. Did some work with them a while ago and can vouch for the skills of the Engineer I was engaged with

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  Reply # 920739 23-Oct-2013 23:03
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Absolutely agree. Brilliant to deal with and I have full confidence in their services and their ability to provide support if required.

Disclaimer: I am a (very small) reseller of their services but I am not making comments here to make a sale. Feel free to contact them direct.

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  Reply # 920761 24-Oct-2013 00:23
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BigHammer: Absolutely agree. Brilliant to deal with and I have full confidence in their services and their ability to provide support if required.

Disclaimer: I am a (very small) reseller of their services but I am not making comments here to make a sale. Feel free to contact them direct.


They look interesting. Do they have a physical NZ presence? Not too much detail on their website or in the contact section.

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  Reply # 920762 24-Oct-2013 00:52
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Yes their office (and primary equipment) is in Christchurch. Survived the big shakes too. Originally they were Nexus Data. Now part of a bigger picture with more resources but the same awesome people.

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  Reply # 920764 24-Oct-2013 02:31
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chevrolux: AWS S3

Set up on the Sydney gear and speeds should be pretty nice over a fibre connection. If you are deadly serious you can even look at getting direct connections from Vocus or through a AWS Connect service.


We do off-site backups to AWS S3 as well. Glacier archiving (cheap as chips) now being available in Sydney is a win. The speeds we achieve are very similar to uploading/downloading from a server locally hosted in NZ.

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  Reply # 920789 24-Oct-2013 08:23
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chevrolux: AWS S3

Set up on the Sydney gear and speeds should be pretty nice over a fibre connection. If you are deadly serious you can even look at getting direct connections from Vocus or through a AWS Connect service.


We do off-site backups to AWS S3 as well. Glacier archiving (cheap as chips) now being available in Sydney is a win. The speeds we achieve are very similar to uploading/downloading from a server locally hosted in NZ.


Is that simply copying files there or are there any backup application smarts going on as its two very different things.

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  Reply # 920821 24-Oct-2013 09:32
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If you want something a bit more DIY, I use backupsy.com.  Essentially you get a VPS you can install your own OS, backup software, etc onto, and if you wait until they next offer a deal on lowendbox.com, you can pick up 500GB backup storage for 7USD/mo.

I run linux and Bittorrent Sync on mine and put Bittorrent Sync on various family members' computers.  Much cheaper than 5USD per PC.  Even my mother in law's photos are backed up now!

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  Reply # 920869 24-Oct-2013 10:46
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deadlyllama: If you want something a bit more DIY, I use backupsy.com.  Essentially you get a VPS you can install your own OS, backup software, etc onto, and if you wait until they next offer a deal on lowendbox.com, you can pick up 500GB backup storage for 7USD/mo.

I run linux and Bittorrent Sync on mine and put Bittorrent Sync on various family members' computers.  Much cheaper than 5USD per PC.  Even my mother in law's photos are backed up now!


Looks like they have a 40% off for life coupon on their website right now.

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