I tried Carbonite a couple of years ago and was very unimpressed, cancelled after a year. For one
thing, the software is bloated and slows down a Windows computer. For another, the backup was so
slow that, after a full year, all of my stuff was not backed up! Between the slow cable upload
speeds and Carbonite throttling how much input it took per day, not enough days to do the job.
If a client wants a cloud backup for an on-going job, we arrange it on a case by case basis. I'm
agnostic as to what service to use, it's up to them. Thank you, Steve, for the recommendation of the
place in Canada.
For my personal files, I wouldn't want them stored on servers outside the U.S. Something tells me
that you have little or no legal recourse for stuff not on a domestic server. But something else
tells me that the user agreement you click gives you little or no legal recourse anyway! I keep all
my personal stuff behind a firewall, on drives I own and control.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:08 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cloud Storage
> Hi, Steve,
> I assume you mean 3 TB of data.
> Crash Plan gets good reviews. I may give it another look.
> I don't trust any cloud system, but a cloud system is great for many uses. For long-term trust, I
> have two (relatively new now) RAID-6 NAS units one backing up the other in two different parts of
> my house.
> I have off-site drives and I have some stuff in the cloud.
> One Drive was a disappointment.
> The big deal is all my sons' data is on both their computers, Dropbox, and my two NAS units (we
> are decommissioning their local NAS units in their dorm rooms).
> I have the JPGs of the family pictures on my Dropbox which I share with them (the 1 TB plan). The
> whole lot of storage right now is approaching 9 TB.
> On 1/12/2016 8:56 PM, Steve Ramm wrote:
>> I'm in no way a tekkie and I've been buying portable hard drives - I have
>> more big VIDEO files and Photos than Sound Files. Last year (March) I read
>> an article on Cloud Storage in the Wall Street Journal and they HIGHLY
>> recommended a company called Code 42 in Canada that has software called Crash
>> Plan. It's $50 a year (really cheap for what I'm getting) and has no limit.
>> It actually backed up my FOUR hard Drives (PC and Three) with about 3 GB of
>> data and whenever I need something I can retrieve it. I'm really happy with
>> it. I use Dropbox for SHARING - not back up.
>> BTW, the folks at Crash Plan answer the phone in Canada and speak perfect
>> English <g>
>> I found the review. Here it is FWIW.
>> Steve Ramm
> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.