Online Backup?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Cooknn, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. Cooknn macrumors 68020

    Cooknn

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    I just ran du -k off of /Users - I have 25GB of data that I need to start backing up. Are there any affordable on-line methods? If I bought an external drive it wouldn't do me any good sitting next to my G5 if my condo burned down - or if someone stole my stuff that would probably go too.

    Your assistance would be appreciated :p
     
  2. 40167 macrumors regular

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    Thats why you put the drive in a fireproof safe thats bolted to the ground when you arent using it. :)
     
  3. Cooknn thread starter macrumors 68020

    Cooknn

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    That's such a hassle though... Not as much as losing your data - I admit ;)
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    i'm also looking for such a solution, tho not necessarily for as much data. surely there's somewhere that provides consumer-level offsite backup?
     
  5. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Grandma's house?

    Ya know, porn can always be accumulated again, you don't have to save it (what's the fun?).
     
  6. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

    jackieonasses

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    Any simple webhosting service will provide you with a ftp (File Transfer Protocol) I personally use NTC Hosting

    I get 450megs of online disk space for 60 bucks a year (plus amazing customer support and a url) Just use the program Transmit and you will be good!

    kyle
     
  7. Cooknn thread starter macrumors 68020

    Cooknn

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    Well, I couldn't find an affordable on-line backup for 25GB+ so I stopped by CompUSA today and picked up the 160GB USB2 LaCie Hard Drive, Designed by F.A. Porsche. Might as well back the whole drive up now. Perfect size and great price - looks good with my G5 too :cool:
     
  8. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    .Mac backup utility to your iDisk. Simple but effective backup of a small amount of files.
     
  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Lets do the math - shall we

    25GB (209715200 kb) at 384kbps (optimal upload speed on most cable providers) = 546,133 seconds = 151.7 hours = 6.3 days (3.1 if you are blessed with 768 u/l)

    Do you really want to wait a week for a backup to finish?

    Just get an external drive ;) keep it in a safety deposit box if you must. But a fireproof safe is probably a good compromise.
     

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