Skip to comments.Need Good Alternative to Carbonite or Mozy
Posted on 03/05/2012 3:06:32 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
I have heard several people say they are leaving Carbonite because they dropped their advertising on Rush. They want to go to Mozy. I have heard that Mozy is a left leaning company that supports gay marriage and abortion. Does anyone know an alternative company to suggest. Thanks in advance!
Why use either one?
Your ISP might have online storage.
I have Cox Internet and it provides some online storage.
Also, I think Microsoft gives users a certain amount if they have Windows 7.
[I prefer USB hard drive for my data backups.]
crashplan.com was mentioned yesterday. Personally I have a 1TB external drive that backs up my data.
Just buy two external hard drives. Use one to back up your computer every day of the week. At the end of the week put it in a fireproof safe. Take out the one that’s in the safe and use it for the following week’s backups. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Far cheaper to do this in the long run and you also don’t end up potentially sharing your data with the firm that’s storing it for you.
CARB closed at $9.15 down 0.31 (3.28%) It appears to have worked. Keep it up.
Hard drives are so cheap, it is silly to pay for online storage. Buy several and keep many backups. Western Digital makes a simple To use Network drive that has free backup software with it. Let’s you use the drive from anywhere if you so choose.
I use a 250G Passport for my laptop.
Why use online when USB and external hard drives are very cheap these days.
What would you do if your house caught fire? Even “fireproof” safes won’t protect the hard drive for more than a short period.
Make sure you tell them why. I have always used Proflowers because of Rush. All the online florists are basically the same, so I really don’t care. I get daily emailsfrom ProFLowers. Today I unsubscribed and I told them why. Told them I hope it was worth it for them, because I don’t think the left is going to make up the business they just lost.
I fired Carbonite and GoToMyPc this weekend. Don’t know if it will help but I feel darn good about it.
Hooray for you.
I did the same.
Maybe Proflowers will send MS Fluke a bouquet since I doubt she gets many from her “dates” (do wymyn send each other flowers?)
If my house caught on fire I’m sure I’d have other more pressing issues than my computer backup...
“Well Domandred, sorry your house is a pile of slag and rubble, but at least your computer was backed up!”
Use Crashplan.com....Unlimited storage for $5 a month.
It goes down to $3 if you pay 4 years in advance.
Pretty soon there will be “Mr. K’s online backup and SECURE storage. Encrypted at YOUR computer before you send it, so that when the government next demands to know what you are storing, only you will know”
That answer doesn’t flatter you. Stick to what you know.
It always encrypted at YOUR computer. You have no idea what you are talking about.
It’s probably better and cheaper to have your own backup disk.
This is exactly what my big time computer experts told me today. However, since my computer here is not used for business I'll only get one external drive & was told you can get them at Costco. I'll do it tomorrow & back up & by the weekend tell Carbonite to shove it.
Actually, having all your data would be one thing you'd be darned happy about if you lost all else in a devastating fire. Family and pets come first, of course, but rebuilding your cyber world is important, too.
Now, if any other back-up company has the smarts to target Rush's audience I'll jump to them just to make a point.
I have a 750 gigabyte Toshiba Canvio. It cost a $100 and is the size of a cellphone. So I can take it anywhere without a second thought. I’m not comfortable with storing data in someone elses space.
My point is that your scanned and digital photos would be safe offsite.
I have a 128G USB drive (backed up of course on a regular hard drive.) that has it's own operating system and a 120G removable hard drive with music,movies and pictures.
I cannot imagine why anybody would use "The Cloud".
Offsite backup: safety deposit box one mile away. Big enough for external hard drives. I also have four internal pop-out drives I can rotate there as well.
Safe is a waste of money and time. They can heat up in a fire and toast your drive.
If you have the money, you collocate. Baring that, used a good cloud service.
But, my favorite just for ingenuity, is Crashplan’s free - with no advertising - “friends” backup.
You install the client...your friend or family member installs the client...give each other the code to connect to the other and just backup to each other.
448-Blowfish encryption so, no one is getting into the others files.
Psycho, do you know anything about crashplan’s political leanings? As conservatives we need to start paying attention to the political leanings of the people we do business with.
The CEO of crashplan is Matthew Dornquast. He quotes Isaac Asimov, past president of the American Humanist Association, on his FB page. That is all I have found so far.
Husband was just starting business backup with Carbonite, and fired them. Then we fired Proflowers too. Also will not be purchasing another bed from Sleep Number and told them, and let the others know that we will never darken their doorways as new customers due to their political stance with Rush.
Yep, and one of the first thing a thief will steal is your computer equipment. I have used crashplan for two years now and like it very much. Just install the application and forget it. As I said on another thread, a decision on whether to backup up off-site is directly related to how much value you put on your data.
BTW..i had a hard drive fail last year and it only took me a few hours to download all my data from crashplan.
Funny you should mention the cloud.
Because I was thinking of checking it out.
Thing I’m dealing with is I really want to have my files saved somewhere else besides my hard drive. I got a really nasty virus on one of them that’s driving me nuts.
All my pics and videos are saved on Photobucket, a paid for membership. A lot of my journals, thoughts, etc...are on my Blog.
It’s obvious the future is away from hard drives on home computers and having a “cloud” available to you no matter what computer you are on seems like the way to go.
My horrible virus is affecting my thinking I suppose. But I’ve got to make a change.
Storage is cheap, buy a drive and backup yourself. Not hard. Keep in fireproof safe when done backing up.
You don’t have to keep it in your house, keep it off site, use your noggin.
I am trying to make a point... duh
ooh! thanks for the reminder... I love caceling accounts and telling them why - ProFlowers is NEXT
As of 12:30, down another 0.50 (5.46%) to $8.65. Oopsie.
I didn’t get the joke, sorry. I’m happy to know that you know though. Nothing bugs me more than a daft FReep post, so like to pick them out. FReep on!
Don’t get it at Costco. The seagate ones I have all stopped backing up. They say backup failed.
I looked on crashplans site and can’t find the free version? Just the free trial. Can you post a link?
I found it. Thanks
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