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# 41496 17-Sep-2009 11:12
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I am looking for a reasonably priced, preferably NZ-based, company that offers around 100GB of storage. I want to use it for off-site backup with access through FTP.

I know that there are a lot of US based sites but they all seem to have terrible Customer Service.

Any ideas?

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  # 256622 17-Sep-2009 19:51
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Servers located in APAC cost more, because the hosting costs them more.  I personally use Server Complete. Here is a discount you can use. $12 USD for 125GB rsync & sftp access is available.

I might add that I've only rarely needed support but its been good so far.

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  # 256788 18-Sep-2009 11:10
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andrewblakey: I am looking for a reasonably priced, preferably NZ-based, company that offers around 100GB of storage. I want to use it for off-site backup with access through FTP.


You may be better of to colo a server yourself if having a NZ based server is so important.  It will probably be cheaper as well.

 
 
 
 


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  # 256804 18-Sep-2009 11:53
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100GB of storage?!

That's quite a big bandwidth cost as well don't you think. I swap external backup drives with work, so I know I have a backup at home, and a backup at work. I come to work everyday, so there are no issues with collecting it.

Shop around, most places require you to contact them for a quote.
http://www.livevault.com.au/quote.php
this is one I found.




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  # 256807 18-Sep-2009 11:56
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Hmmm, do you get free National traffic which makes it worth having your online storage in NZ? or would it just be easier as the otehrs say and going through AU/US?




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  # 256812 18-Sep-2009 12:13
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Only advantage I can see for using NZ/AUS based online backup is speed of Upload/Download. (doesn't have to go very far)

Although your local speed is also a contributing factor, and upload is normally half your download. That is based by your ISP speeds (account).

New Zealand is so clover, by not discounting National Online Traffic, more people are encouraged to take their online needs off-shore where there are more competitive rates. Bravo. I do.





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  # 256817 18-Sep-2009 12:21
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Yeah, only offering free local and not national :(

Even if you say live in Wellington and get storage through Telstra or Silverstripe(wellington based) it counts as National traffic :(
or if you want to share data between a friend down the road, still National traffic. Probably because it hops through a few national hops, before going back to your friend

Should start a petition for free national data :) then no more of this monopoly with things like:
The new TV only available with free data = Telecom
TVNZ on demand only available free data = Orcon(sorry accidentally wrote telstra)
Free webcams round Wellington with live streaming = Telstra
Gameplanet = xnet etc, although i do use this one, being a gamer :)




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  # 256824 18-Sep-2009 12:31
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Wow is Tesltra customers get TVNZ ondemand for free?
I am with Telstra & didnt know that. Great news, cos I watch heaps of On Demand.

Paradise used to do National traffic / 10.
So 100 MB was counted as 10MB. That is what all ISPs should be working towards.
International traffic was 100MB = 100MB

I think asking for FREE national traffic is a bit much, but I do beleive they could drop it to at least half or international. Even for hosting companies and resellers. This would benefit so many more Kiwi businesses who only deal with 70%+ National traffic. But find hosting their websites overseas cheaper, and better.




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  # 256835 18-Sep-2009 13:21
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kinsten: Wow is Tesltra customers get TVNZ ondemand for free?
I am with Telstra & didnt know that. Great news, cos I watch heaps of On Demand.

Paradise used to do National traffic / 10.
So 100 MB was counted as 10MB. That is what all ISPs should be working towards.
International traffic was 100MB = 100MB

I think asking for FREE national traffic is a bit much, but I do beleive they could drop it to at least half or international. Even for hosting companies and resellers. This would benefit so many more Kiwi businesses who only deal with 70%+ National traffic. But find hosting their websites overseas cheaper, and better.




Whoops sorry, i meant Orcon for TVNZ on Demand

Telstra clear do the free webcams Foot in mouth, sorry I mixed that up :)  gotta love the wellington webcams before the drive in or home from work though :)


The good old paradise days, they had some good options at the time vs other companies.  I reckon that 10/100 arrangement would be ideal for most people.









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  # 256894 18-Sep-2009 17:03
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Thanks for the advice, all. I agree that I may need to rethink my strategy.

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  # 256949 19-Sep-2009 01:18
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I'm not sure if you've checked plan-b.co.nz out, I do a fair bit of work with them and they are great to deal with. I've got no idea what their online backup pricing is though as I don't use that service.

Their product would be 'BackupNow'
http://plan-b.co.nz/


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  # 256953 19-Sep-2009 03:58
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That's one lame thing about the NZ companies who are offering online backup services most don't list any pricing. I'd be surprised if you found anyone in NZ that would host 100GB locally for less than $1-2 per GB per month.

Having said that...

http://www.netrescue.co.nz/pricing.html  100GB for $115
http://www.backup247.co.nz/plans.php 100GB for $130
http://sales.securevault.co.nz/business/ 100GB for $169

Also for $100-150 per month you could co-locate your own 1U server with a significant amount of space in one of the premiere NZ data centres eg: Maxnet, Iconz, Orcon etc.





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