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Old Mar 10, 2013, 10:38 AM   #26
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I was just poking around the net about Crashplan and I put in a google search "will not connect to crash plan central" and came up with a link to a site called "site down" with a number of posts along these lines:

"Server in Atlanta down
Sat, 03/09/2013 - 4:10pm -- Anonymous
Site:
CrashPlan

Server in Atlanta down for over 24 hours, confirmed with tech support by phone. Unable to connect to server. Why they couldn't post a message about this on their website is ridiculous, would have saved me time looking for solutions."

If this is what is causing my troubles - why didn't they simply come out and tell me that instead of putting me on a wild goose chase trouble shooting my own system. They did tell me after 4 days that there "might" be something on their end. But goodness -

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Old Mar 11, 2013, 08:26 AM   #27
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What is the issue with java?
Java has a had a lot of major security problems recently.

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/artic...-little-flashy
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 08:59 AM   #28
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Java has a had a lot of major security problems recently.

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/artic...-little-flashy
Those have all been issues with the Java browser plugin and have nothing to do with running Java apps locally. You can install Java and disable the web plugin and be perfectly safe. Here is Crashplan's response to the issue.
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 05:08 PM   #29
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I've been pretty happy with CrashPlan for the last couple of years. I was disappointed that I had to install Java when I got a newer MPB with ML, but CP technical support did confirm that they are coming out with a native Mac client sometime later this year.
Is there a link or more info about the Mac client?
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 05:23 PM   #30
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Is there a link or more info about the Mac client?
Crashplan has mentioned it on Twitter, but that is all I have seen, and no date attached to it.
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 06:27 PM   #31
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I just received word from Crashplan that my problem connecting is the result of a technical problem at the server that I am connecting to. They are not able to tell me if, or when, it will be fixed. They expect it will be fixed, somehow.

I like the idea of the Crashplan system but I have waited a very long time with no results and so I have decided to switch to Backblaze.
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Old Mar 30, 2013, 06:33 AM   #32
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In terms of backups for macs, the one I've used in the last few months is ZipCloud, since it was apparently designed for macs, rather than "coming out with a client for mac". They also store data on Amazon data centers, which I thought about and is actually pretty sweet since it must be more secure than just a random data center (I think).
There's a review on the same site I linked to before:
http://www.bestbackups.com/blog/75/zipcloud/
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Old Mar 30, 2013, 06:40 AM   #33
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Happy with Backblaze

So far so good with Backblaze. It was east to get started and once I had all my data uploaded on all three computers (took a few days) it has been running without a hitch. No noticeable impact on performance. Continuous back ups are made. I tested a restore and it worked perfectly. For me, with three computers in the house, the price was competitive.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 01:23 PM   #34
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http://www.haystacksoftware.com/arq/

I am going to use Arq when I get my newest Mini project up and going. It is basically a super friendly UI for Amazon's cloud service. It was created specifically for OS X and it is designed to blend right in.

Yes, you pay for the Amazon storage you use so it may not be great for everyone but I like knowing that my data is in good hands. Plus, it is cheaper for most folks if they can use the slower Glacier($.01/GB) instead of the S3($.095/GB).

It seems similar to ZipCloud but you pay Amazon the monthly fees, not the storage software provider. A little different but to each their own.

My backup needs are about 200 GB of music and family pictures and video. It will amount to around $2/month, $24/year to start.
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Old May 13, 2013, 11:37 AM   #35
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Alternate Backup Sources

I had 2 laptops stolen and lost a bunch of photos. Now I back up everything at mypcbackup.com. It works for mac also. They offer a free trial and then 5.95 a month after that. Check it out.

http://mytinyurl.com/lucypcbackup

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