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    Hi all,

    I'm preparing an article on my experiences with online backup solutions: Amazon S3 with Jungledisk, Carbonite, and BackBlaze.

    Does anyone have comments or experiences with these or similar services they want to contribute? For instance, another competitor is Mozy, but I haven't tried their service.

    Thanks!

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    MajorGeeks has a new online backup. It's only 500 MB for free. You can use online or local backups.

    MajorGeeks Backup Software
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    Thanks EF!

    I wonder why they set it so low - 500 MB is very disappointing. I also use DropBox, and that has 2GB for free, plus an iPhone client!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osc View Post
    Thanks EF!

    I wonder why they set it so low - 500 MB is very disappointing.
    I agree.

    Looking at DropBox now. Thx.
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    MozyHome works pretty well for me – on both Mac and PC. MozyPro needs a lot work, however – the interface is extremely convoluted and not user friendly at all.
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    ADrive offers a free 50GB on line storage. I have used it for about a year to store a few things:

    ADrive.com – Compare Our Storage & Backup Plans

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    Nice article Osc.

    My only experience with such backup sites was a friend who put his trust in Norton, who use Mozy - though it isn't obvious they do. When the time came to restore the backup, we gave up after 4 hours and the poor guy had to start fresh with a clean install. Norton said it was Mozy's fault, and Mozy said it was set up incorrectly. Usual ping pong.

    I think McAfee have a similar deal with Carbonite.

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    Excellent article Oscar. Thanks.


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    Personally I am not in favor of online backups........no real reason, but have always put my faith in Ghost for this PC and Acronis for my Laptop. Both have saved me on a couple of occasions - all done in about 35 minutes and all as though nothing has ever happened.

    However, I do realize they cost money, so your article will be of great assistance Osc.

    I posted this some time ago

    best regards,

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