Backup tool across the internet to another PC?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by whitedragon101, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    This tool allows you to use a friends system as a cloud backup instead of paying for cloud space.
    http://www.buddybackup.com

    Does anyone know of a multi-platform software that does this as my friends have Windows PCs.
     
  2. macrumors G3

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    I believe the CrashPlan software allows you to do that without a fee. You only need to pay for CrashPlan service if you want to use their storage for your backups.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Bear that looks great.

    Even their paid services look excellent value for money. Makes me a little suspicious offering so much for so little cash (although excellent if they are reliable). The client list on their site is very impressive but I'm not sure how I would check whether the list is accurate (i.e not a lie). I might just email one or two of the companies and ask them.


    Has anyone used crashplan ? How did you find their service?
     
  4. macrumors P6

    Weaselboy

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    I have been using them for online backup for over two years now and like it a lot. I prepaid for the four year plan to get a better rate and don't regret it at all.

    I you do a forum search for Crashplan you will find a lot of forum members here use the service.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    I've been a happy crash plan customer for over a year.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just backing up to the crashplan trial. All seems ok so far although it would be nice to get an upload speed faster than 4Mb/s (megabits), my connection allows for 20-25Mb/s up .
     
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    Weaselboy

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    You might try out the tips here. Try increasing the upload speed when the machine is in use.
     

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