gbay — 2010-08-12T05:56:52-04:00 — #1
We're a web design company and currently work from an external harddrive which I backup once a week. Im sure theres a better solution and was thinking about backing up data online. Does anyone know a good service that would offer this? I envisage needing about 1TB of storage. Ive been in touch with a couple of likely companies, but both said they couldnt handle this much data. Does anyone have any suggestions? thanks.
shyflower — 2010-08-12T10:19:13-04:00 — #2
I use carbonite online back up. It's affordable and it works great. I have had to use it several times to recover things I have accidentally deleted and recover documents from computer crashes. It sometimes takes a couple of hours to get things back, but it beats losing them all together.
shyflower — 2010-08-12T17:38:55-04:00 — #3
Just as a point of reference. My "My documents" folders is currently at 5.27 gig. Carbonite has no limits on back-up size. My "Documents & Settings" folder is ovr 9 gigs.
With Carbonite, I can recover a single email, a single file, a single folder, multiple emails, files, and folders or the whole shebang if I need to. It automatically backs up everything so I don't need to pick and choose what might be expendable and what is not.
I'm all for open source and free, but sometimes it pays to pay. For a little over 4.50 a month, I can be worry free about all of my data.
alexdawson — 2010-08-12T12:33:12-04:00 — #4
There's a great free solution out there called Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/
You get 2GB of storage data for free with paid updates (if you require more).