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Old 08-02-2011, 12:02 PM
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try Deja Dup, it can work with most of the options listed here.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:05 PM
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so it would cost me $17 more per year to store data at amazon compared to crashplan and it would cost me $4+ to get my data back if i needed all of it.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:46 PM
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try Deja Dup, it can work with most of the options listed here.
Depending how much time you have, you could get it all back for free:
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First 1 GB / month $0.000 per GB
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:52 PM
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re Amazon, what happens when I decide I need to dl GB's data? what kind of cost are we talking about?

if Crashplan is only $50/yr, why would i go with more expensive options?
~$5.00 download fee (.12/GB per month)

So, multiply that by how often you expect to do it.
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Yoyo,

Did you sign up with Crashplan? What has your experience been with them so far?
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Might want to look back at Amazon since they just launched Glacier. Basically, it is the same storage, but it is not so on-demand. A nice price reduction as well.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/21/a...iving-service/
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:48 AM
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Might want to look back at Amazon since they just launched Glacier. Basically, it is the same storage, but it is not so on-demand. A nice price reduction as well.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/21/a...iving-service/
This is pitched as an enterprise thing, not really directed to the home user. Why do you think that is? Not enough revenue for a family with 50 GB to store?
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Glacier can't be good for incremental backups. It's more for infrequent bulk uploads like your home movie collection or a law firm storing a ton of scanned documents. For day-to-day incrementals another service like Crashplan or SpiderOak would be needed. Or Amazon's usual S3, of course.
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I was thinking this would just be a one way service. Here is a good comment:

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With U.S. East selected as the region, for up to 10 terrabytes of download, it is 12 cents per gigabyte, which would put re-downloading a terrabyte at $120. (The cost per GB drops in tiers in the more you need to download).

If you're using this for archive, it is unlikely you would need to be retrieving much data and any given time. If you were using it as a last line of defense offsite backup, $120 for a terrabyte would be cheap compared to many drive recovery services. When you consider the annual costs of other online backup services, anyone with a decent 3-2-1 backup scheme would no doubt save considerable cash.

As to getting it faster, if you are using an online backup service and expect to get everything back fast without paying, you may want to go back and read the terms of service. If you're connected to a gigabit internet connection, I highly doubt they will let you suck your entire 4TB backup down at anything approaching that speed. Indeed, I would be suprised if most would let you max out a 100 megabit connection.

For most people and many businesses, truly "critical" files aren't going to be huge in size. For those that are, they certainly aren't going to be depending on online backup as the first backup source of those files, only as a fallback.

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So for data that you’ll need to retrieve in greater volume more frequently, S3 may be a more cost-effective service.
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They also offer a service where they'll ship your data on physical media, which could be much faster than downloading a multi-terabyte archive.
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