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CrashPlan ~ Consumer Service Shutting Down

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#1 softeyes


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:22 PM

CrashPlan is shutting down its cloud backup service for consumers
by Chris Welch  Aug 22, 2017, 1:13pm EDT



CrashPlan is making an immediate pivot to focus its cloud backup service exclusively on businesses, and the company is planning to shut down its consumer-facing “CrashPlan for Home” product as a result. That process will last several months, but effective immediately, CrashPlan has already stopped accepting new consumer users and won’t allow existing non-business customers to renew their backup plan.




For those in search of a new cloud backup home, CrashPlan recommends Carbonite as a replacement and has worked out a referral deal to get a 50 percent discount on Carbonite for Home and Carbonite Core subscriptions for those moving over.


But I’d personally go for Backblaze — and the company is more than happy to accept expelled CrashPlan customers.


Full article: https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/22/16184430/crashplan-home-shutting-down

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 06:19 AM

It's really really annoying. I have used it for many years to backup my desktop and laptops because it is affordable, reliable (I've done a restore a few times with no issues), and supports Linux and Local + P2P backups. 

I don't trust this company anymore after this move so I decided I won't upgrade to their business plan, which costs twice as much; the "recommended" alternative, Carbonite, has a horrible reputation, many limitations and doesn't support Linux.


I am now trying CloudBerry using Backblaze B2 as storage backend; it's cheap, and supports Linux and local backups as well as to cloud. 


What are you guys using? If you are using Crashplan, what are you going to use now?

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