need inexpensive online backup solution

i need an inexpensive online backup solution kinda like MOZY
<http://mozy.com/> but not requiring the Redmond/Mac nose ring…

actually, i think i’d much rather have the less costly up/down &
storage rates of Amazon Simple Storage Service
<http://aws.amazon.com/s3/#pricing> but, i’m not smart enough to code
up the means to make it work…

anyone know of a linux friendly, setup and then hands off, secure, and
low cost solution?


brassy

Hi,

I am sure you will help this lot for inexpensive online backup Kindly read this thread Inexpensive Backup Solution for OES2 - NOVELL FORUMS

offshoredevelopment wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am sure you will help this lot for inexpensive online backup Kindly
> read this thread ‘Inexpensive Backup Solution for OES2 - NOVELL FORUMS’
> (http://tinyurl.com/lzut5q)

thanks for the pointer…i see now i should have mentioned i’m just
looking for an online alternative to local backups of a single home,
desktop…which currently has only about 33 of a 80 GB drive in use…

i’d like to have something runing nicely in the background sending
new photos, config files, etc, to a secure, redundant cloud somewhere…


brassy

Dropbox is good and free for anything up to 2 gig, or 5 gig if you get the bonuses for referring your friends.

Several provisos:

  1. It isn’t open source, if that matters to you.

  2. It has been known (though not by me) to spontaneously delete files - although it has a versioning system in place, and you can revert deletions / corruptions via the web interface, or with assistance from the staff if it goes properly belly up.

  3. It will presently only sync files placed in a specific folder. More complex arrangements can be made using symlinks, and the facility to watch other files / folders is being developed.

Confuseling wrote:
> Dropbox is good

THANKS for that pointer!!


brassy

  • brassy wrote, On 07/08/2009 05:09 PM:

> i’d like to have something runing nicely in the background sending
> new photos, config files, etc, to a secure, redundant cloud somewhere…

If it doesn’t have to be a cloud, but another machine in your responsibility, check out iFolder.

Uwe

I know this isn’t what you’re after but what about some jump drives kept in your garage, safe deposit box, or a shed in the backyard?
Yes I’m serious. Here in the US one can get a safe deposit box for about 60USD/yr. The others if available you know where they are the cloud eh… not as sure.

you know, that is a good point!


brassy

CrashPlan has a Linux client as well as Windows, Mac and Solaris and the Personal (non-business) plans are < $10. It can also backup to an external hard drive, another computer or their online serves with unlimited space. They also offer to “seed” your initial backup so you don’t have to spend that time uploading everything, send them on some medium (external hard drive, USB drives, etc.)

Right now I’m looking into trying out iFolder for a local backup solution, and then maybe to CrashPlan for offsite.

In our computer club we had somebody who was using Mozy and decided to test it. After it fully backed up his system (all 160 GB) he borked his system (deleted a chunk of files), then did a full restore. The 160 GB took him 15 days to finally download it all and fix his system. Afterwards, his system was restored succefully. He is planning on going to Crash Plan (he’s the person I heard about it from) so I look forward to hear his experiences if he tests it in a similar fashion.

If you can have a second machine running, iFolder ought to be a brilliant solution.
The appeal for me vs. online is larger capacity, and with capped DSL plans here no bandwidth charges.

Had it running quite nicely, but sadly since upgrading to 11.3 this week I can’t get it running again.

agt499 wrote:
> The appeal for me vs. online is larger capacity, and with capped DSL
> plans here no bandwidth charges.

the subject specifies online, and apparently openSUSE ‘partnered’ with
SpiderOak to provide inexpensive online storage, see:

http://forums.opensuse.org/english/community/general-chit-chat/442443-why-spideroak-instead-dropbox.html#post2192304
and
http://en.opensuse.org/SpiderOak

i say ‘apparently’ because i’ve not found where that “partner” deal
was cut, and between who (one person or “the Community”) …


DenverD
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]

There is a code you can put in to get 15% off the price of added storage space. The code is right above the screenshots found on the release notes page (Portal:11.3 - openSUSE).

I wish there was a way the distros could have one client for integration, but let you select which online storage place you want to use (Dropbox, UbuntuOne, SpiderOak, etc. etc.).