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Old Oct 2, 18, 11:15 am
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Online backup programs

When CrashPlan quit the home business, I took the business-plan offer for a year. But in the past week, it has slowed my computer so much I've quit backing up and am looking for a new program. I've read reviews and comparisons, and iDrive is exactly what I'm looking for. But the comments beneath the reviews are primarily negative. Does anyone have experience with this program that includes restoring?

Other recommendations? Minimum requirements: synch two computers, maximum of $75/year, doesn't throttle my computer (Win 7, soon to be Win 10), responsive support, uncomplicated interface, keeps data online until I delete it, email notifications of backups, encryption.

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Old Oct 2, 18, 11:19 am
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Spend a little more on Backblaze: https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/be...ackup-service/
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Old Oct 2, 18, 11:41 am
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Google Drive backup & sync

https://www.google.com/drive/download/backup-and-sync/
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Old Oct 3, 18, 12:51 am
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What type of volume of data are we talking about ? Office 365 is a rather good deal when you consider what is included : https://products.office.com/en/buy/office
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Old Oct 3, 18, 7:17 am
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What type of volume of data are we talking about ? Office 365 is a rather good deal when you consider what is included : https://products.office.com/en/buy/office
About 400 GB data. Maybe full backup of hard drive to clone if necessary. Most of the data is sensitive enough to require encryption. No interest in Office 365.
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Old Oct 3, 18, 8:34 am
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Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage with Arq Backup configured to do the backing up. Much cheaper cost per month.
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Old Oct 3, 18, 9:50 am
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Have had Mozy Backup for years. Very satisfied. It's saved me a few times.
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Old Oct 3, 18, 4:41 pm
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I was also a Crashplan user, now on Backblaze. Backblaze saved my butt a couple of months ago. I'd been working on a document that was close to being finished. I screwed it all up, didn't realize it, and I saved all the garbage edits. The next day, I figured out what I'd done, but there was no way to undo my mistake.

This was when I discovered that Backblaze creates hour-by-hour versions of docs from the day before. Hourly backups eventually get truncated so if I'd needed to find something from the previous week, I'd have a choice of Monday/Tuesday/etc. Anyway, this was a lifesaving feature.
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Old Oct 7, 18, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by linsj View Post
When CrashPlan quit the home business, I took the business-plan offer for a year. But in the past week, it has slowed my computer so much I've quit backing up and am looking for a new program. I've read reviews and comparisons, and iDrive is exactly what I'm looking for. But the comments beneath the reviews are primarily negative. Does anyone have experience with this program that includes restoring?

Other recommendations? Minimum requirements: synch two computers, maximum of $75/year, doesn't throttle my computer (Win 7, soon to be Win 10), responsive support, uncomplicated interface, keeps data online until I delete it, email notifications of backups, encryption.
I use iDrive for a daily backup of my data from a Mac and a Synology NAS. The main issue is that it takes an age to to the initial upload. I've got about 100GB, and it took a couple of days!!! After that, however, it's worked flawlessly. I've never actually needed to restore anything in anger - but I tried a few partial restores to check everything worked.

iDrive is actually the fallback position... I have my Mac backed up to the NAS on a TimeMachine, and also all the data is on Dropbox.
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Old Oct 7, 18, 6:11 pm
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DYKWIA, thanks for commenting. I think every program takes a lot of time for the initial backup, but I'm glad to read something positive about iDrive. Haven't made a decision yet but am leaning toward Backblaze.
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