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    Crash Plan as one piece of a backup strategy

    As one piece of a comprehensive backup plan, I was thinking of using crash plan + in order to provide for cloud backup. The IT guy at my work thinks its great. I was wondering if anyone else had any experience with this service.

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    Re: Crash Plan as one piece of a backup strategy

    I used it a long time ago. It seemed to work pretty well but I have since switched to another online backup provider.
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    Cool Re: Crash Plan as one piece of a backup strategy

    i don't know about it.

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    Re: Crash Plan as one piece of a backup strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by alviera_girls90 View Post
    i don't know about it.
    Lifehacker did a write-up on it:

    http://lifehacker.com/#!5787572/set-...ck-up-solution

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    Re: Crash Plan as one piece of a backup strategy

    That sounds handy. I wonder if they have a CLI interface.
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    Re: Crash Plan as one piece of a backup strategy

    What's with all this sudden adoption of "cloud computing" solutions? Is there no use for a poor, lonely external HDD nowadays?

    PS: Yes, I get that it's off-site storage, but who is to say that the cloud/your internet won't go down, JUST when you need it? An external HDD doesn't vanish when your internet goes offline

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    Re: Crash Plan as one piece of a backup strategy

    Perhaps, but it works great for disaster recovery since it's offsite in case of a disaster - fire, flood, earthquake, etc.
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    Re: Crash Plan as one piece of a backup strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by glossywhite View Post
    What's with all this sudden adoption of "cloud computing" solutions? Is there no use for a poor, lonely external HDD nowadays?

    PS: Yes, I get that it's off-site storage, but who is to say that the cloud/your internet won't go down, JUST when you need it? An external HDD doesn't vanish when your internet goes offline

    I use both online and external. Actually, my data is replicated at least 4 times.
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    Re: Crash Plan as one piece of a backup strategy

    Quote Originally Posted by pmp6nl View Post
    I used it a long time ago. It seemed to work pretty well but I have since switched to another online backup provider.
    I'm wondering what provider this is?


    And please note -- the title of the thread was one piece of a backup strategy. For the truly paranoid, I believe backup consists of duplicates for hardware failure (RAID) and data loss -- frequent backups for duplication -- such as a LAN computer or external hard-drive -- and duplication to offsite -- as in case of a fire, flood, etc.

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    Re: Crash Plan as one piece of a backup strategy

    I am using Spideroak and love it. If you are a student you can get a 50% discount.

    I like it because all data is encrypted locally and it does revisions. Note that the link I used is a referral link, feel free to use it if you want, my promo code is cd1

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