Skip to comments.Need Online Backup not Carbonite (Vanity)
Posted on 04/25/2012 8:27:21 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
I run a small office in NYC and need to do online backup to cover my Office for data.
I refuse to use carbonite due to how they treated Rush.
I don't have huge needs, just basic office needs.
Any alternatives to Carbonite?
With absolutely no monetary interest, try sugarsync. Cheap, unobtrusive, free trial. My wife’s files were critical to her happiness, and therefor to mine, and now we’re good. You can find reviews online.
If you have been listening to Rush, Hannity et al, you would have heard of a new sponsor http://mozy.com/
“Even though I really have nothing to hide, I wouldnt trust any 3rd party to have access to my entire hard drives. The potential for monkey business is just too great, IMO.”
BINGO! “Cloud” is just another fancy name for “another entity which hosts your information”. If I wanted my online stuff accessed from another location in the word, we use remote viewers to access our pc’s anytime, anywhere. Or better yet, bring our compact external hard drives.
Microsoft’s Sky Drive is free and provides 25 GB.
Get two hard drives with RAID capability and if your motherboard doesn’t support RAID then buy a RAID adapter card. RAID can be made to copy to both hard drives at the same time so that one of them is essentially a backup.
I’ve been doing online backup for almost 10 years.
I never used Carbonite because it was obvious to me that there were much better online backup services.
I used Mozy until Mozy decided to price itself out of the business several years ago. I then looked at all the alternatives and decided that CrashPlan was the best service and the best deal.
I’ve been using CrashPlan for several years and would highly recommend them.
You could look into “Cloudberry” for Windows.
This program will cost you $30, it fits into Amazon’s S3 storage which costs about $.10 a GB.
This will encrypt your data so there is no security risk.
I used to use Mozy but it wouldn’t let me backup my email. I’ve now switched to Sugarsync.
Even though I really have nothing to hide, I wouldnt trust any 3rd party to have access to my entire hard drives. The potential for monkey business is just too great, IMO.
BINGO! Cloud is just another fancy name for another entity which hosts your information. If I wanted my online stuff accessed from another location in the word, we use remote viewers to access our pcs anytime, anywhere. Or better yet, bring our compact external hard drives.
Encrypt your backed up data and security concerns are essentially nil.
Thanks . So far I have looked at mozy and crashplan
Both look ok.
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