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#1 RknRusty

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 08:23 PM

I hope this a good area for the question.

Does anyone here use an internet backup service worth recommending?  I would like to try a free service, but with about 70-80 gigs, I expect I'll probably have to pay.  I keep images on an external drive, but I would like an off-site backup too.




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Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:06 PM

I'm looking into the same type of thing. Here is one resource I looked at. http://online-data-backup-review.toptenreviews.com/ I'm in no hurry however so I'm not sure what if anything I will do. So far, to me, it looks like a lot of the same thing just a matter of what bells and whistles you want.

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#3 RknRusty

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:55 AM

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking about it too. Right now I just copy My Docs, pics, music and utilities onto dvds and keep a copy in my bank safe deposit box. Do you think it's a better idea to make ISOs instead of individual files?

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 12:53 PM

I've heard of Mozy. Never known anybody that uses it, though, so I can't vouch for it personally. You get 2GB free, but have to pay for more.

I keep everything backed up to an external hard drive, as well. If you're worried about yours being lost, damaged, or stolen, buy a fireproof safe that can be bolted to the floor. If I had the money, I would buy one myself...good place to keep important documents, checkbooks, bank statements, etc...and data backups in this case.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:07 PM

Carbonite is an option.
It allows you an unlimited amount of data, but you can only backup from the internal drive. You will have to copy your pictures to your internal drive, back them up and then copy them back to the external. However, Carbonite is a very cheap option, only $54 USD a year. They also offer a trial, to see if it works for you. I recommended taking it.

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If you listen to any of the TWiT podcasts, you should be able to get a discount.

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