Which Online Backup Services do you recommend

January 11, 2010 at 23:12:40
Specs: WinXP , P4 3.0
Can anyone here recommend any of the online backup services?

Thank you.


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#1
January 12, 2010 at 09:45:27
I use Mozy. It's only $4.95 a month for unlimited space.

www.mozy.com


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#2
January 12, 2010 at 09:54:44
or free for 2gig

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#3
January 12, 2010 at 12:23:12
I'm not in favor for such services, I think it's better to store backups on USB drives, and if you require more protection, to keep them on a separate physical location as the place where the source is coming from.

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#4
January 12, 2010 at 13:19:50
Well there are many advantages to online storage services.

1. They are off-site so if your house gets robbed or burns down, you still have your data.

2. USB devices are just as susceptible to going bad as the built in hard drive.

3. You can access this data anywhere in the world.

4. You don't have to hassle with keeping your data offsite if that's what you choose to do.

5. 128 bit encryption while transferring and 448 bit blowfish encryption on the server so it would be pretty hard for someone to access your data.

6. It's all backed up automatically in the background so you don't have to worry about scheduling your backups.


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#5
February 14, 2010 at 23:14:46
"""6. It's all backed up automatically in the background so you don't have to worry about scheduling your backups."""

Can you leave Mozy off until you WANT to back up, or must it be set to 'automatic?'

Thanks


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#6
February 15, 2010 at 09:59:38
You can turn Mozy off if you want then just turn it on when you want to back up but that kind of defeats the idea of automatic backups. It uses very little resources, I just leave mine on all the time.

You can also schedule when you want it to backup and you can throttle the bandwidth it uses


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#7
February 15, 2010 at 10:38:00
Free Google G-Mail

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#8
February 15, 2010 at 12:21:51
Google Email is not a backup system. And if you try to store executables in Gmail, they will delete them.

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#9
February 15, 2010 at 13:59:16
op does not state he wants a backup system, he askes for backup service. Just google g-mail and see what it is called on the web, not by me but by everyone else on the web, it is called a backup service. I have all my photos, and music on there, had it on there for a couple of years, with no problems, so yea, I`m with everyone else on the web, I call it a backup service. And yea, they do have rules and regulations as to what their legal team has decided not to be allowed to be store on their systems.

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