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Old 08.01.2015, 14:45
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Re: Online backup / cloud

I use carbonite for my backup; it costs roughly 50 usd/year, and it is unlimited in size. All the files are encrypted locally with the strong key; and the initial upload took a couple of days, then it backs up only delta when the computer is idle.

I have tried also recovery, and it seems that it works.

So far can't complain.
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Old 08.01.2015, 15:15
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Re: Online backup / cloud

I've recently started using Amazon Glacier. Definitely not a one man band operation, very cheap (a couple of dollars per month) and I have my NAS set up to run automatic back-ups to it every week.

This is the "house burns down / burglar takes everything" solution but for day-to-day the NAS has mirrored drives.
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I've recently started using Amazon Glacier. Definitely not a one man band operation, very cheap (a couple of dollars per month) and I have my NAS set up to run automatic back-ups to it every week.

This is the "house burns down / burglar takes everything" solution but for day-to-day the NAS has mirrored drives.
how is Glacier?
which NAS?
how many billing cycles have you been through?
volume and cost?
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Old 08.01.2015, 15:34
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which NAS?
how many billing cycles have you been through?
volume and cost?
Glacier so far seems to be working fine. I've had three months of bills. The amount of data is rather limited currently - 100GB - so it is costing around $1.20 per month. The first month was more as they charge for each file uploaded or downloaded. I think it was about $3 to upload everything. It is really meant for non-time critical backups, as if you need to restore everything it costs more and more depending on how quickly you want the data back.

The NAS is a Synology DS214+ and in the Synology Apps there is one for Amazon Glacier that runs all the back-ups automatically on whatever schedule you choose.
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Re: Online backup / cloud

The only thing better than a proper NAS is to have one NAS at home + one NAS at a remote location (best friend's house, internet-connected high security vault, etc). You can have the local do rsync to the remote on a regular basis (at night when not used). Anything short of global apocalypse should be safe for your data

In terms of brands, I cannot recommend Synology enough. Superb experience to date.
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Re: Online backup / cloud

Quite honestly, if you're looking for a secure backup. I'd go with an external hard drive. Half of the services that offer cloud storage are just getting into it, and don't quite have it all sorted out yet. And the other half are trying to rip you off with some sort of tech that doesn't quite meet any standards, because quite frankly, there aren't any yet.

Give it 5 years, and I'd trust online backups. But for now, your best bet is still hardware.
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Re: Online backup / cloud

Except when you need to use the backup drive and it in fact has been dead for a while...
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Give it 5 years, and I'd trust online backups. But for now, your best bet is still hardware.
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Quite honestly, if you're looking for a secure backup. I'd go with an external hard drive. Half of the services that offer cloud storage are just getting into it, and don't quite have it all sorted out yet. And the other half are trying to rip you off with some sort of tech that doesn't quite meet any standards, because quite frankly, there aren't any yet.

Give it 5 years, and I'd trust online backups. But for now, your best bet is still hardware.
Does one exclude the other?
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