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Looking for a new cloud backup solution


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#1 Fabian Wosar

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 12:55 PM

I have been a CrashPlan user for 3 years now and my current subscription is about to expire. In general I am happy with CrashPlan and I would most like continue to subscribe if it wasn't such a huge pain to pay for it if you don't own a Credit Card. So before I go through the trouble of begging friends of mine to use their card again, I was wondering if one of you guys maybe knows a different service, that would fit my needs.

My needs in general are simple:

  • Complete zero knowledge. Meaning the backup provider at no point in time has access to my encryption key and will only ever see encrypted data
  • Access to past versions of all backed up files of at least the past year
  • Possibility to pay via PayPal, GiroPay, Wire Transfer, or pretty much anything that isn't a credit card
  • Nice to have: Ability to sync files/data between devices (Windows PC and Android smartphone)

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#2 RolandJS

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 01:13 PM

In addition to a very good cloud service, may I suggest a [secondary] backup plan for your [primary] backup plan?

Secondary -- have a couple of usb-connected pancake platter-clatter HDs [1TB or larger], Macrium Reflect [free or fee] or Acronis true Image are just two of many very good utilities, at least bi-monthly if not weekly, make at least one if not two full images of both your OS partition and your data partition onto at least one if not two external HDs.  That way, if the Cloud rains, you have a backup of your backup.  


Edited by RolandJS, 04 April 2016 - 01:13 PM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 01:43 PM

I am not a big believer in system imaging as it interferes with my full disk encryption. I do have a separate local back up stored on NAS. The cloud backup is just in case the house burns down or I get raided ;)


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Posted 04 April 2016 - 03:17 PM

I am not a big believer in system imaging as it interferes with my full disk encryption...

Tell me more!  I did not know such things can interfere with disk encryption.


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