Online Backup Recommendations (3 computers, 2 scratch drives, 4.5TB Drobo)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by amphibious, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. amphibious macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2005
    I've been looking around at the various online backup solutions that are out there and I'm getting some mixed information.

    I'm looking for a single solution (ie. one account, one price) to back up three computers (320GB, 320GB, 256GB), two scratch drives (320GB, 250GB), and a 4.5TB Drobo (4 x 1.5GB).

    Backup speed doesn't matter at all. Capacity should be unlimited, with no file size caps. Cost is secondary to functionality, but the pricing for the "corporate" or "pro" options that many of these sites have is absurd.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Sites I've already checked out:

    Elephant Drive
    My Other Drive
  2. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    Wow that's a lot of data to backup! I hope you have a fast upload speed! :)
  3. vigorblade macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2008
    New York, NY

    I am researching to answer this same question. I am a graphic artist who also specializes in graphic design and web design, so there is a ton of work I do not want to lose.

    One other you can check out is CrashPlan, this is the one that I am leaning to, but still comparing to others, including those you posted.
  4. amphibious thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Huh... never heard of these guys, but it looks pretty good. Prices are competitive. The $60 CrashPlan+ upgrade is kinda awkward. Removes the ads and includes continuous backup.

    I wonder how invasive the ads in the standard client are.
  5. yogitc macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2010
    I am using Mozy

    I started using Mozy few weeks back. I find it really good compared to others as there is no size limitation on home pro account. But you can backup only two computers with any number of removable hard disks from single account. Still I find it cheapest option compared to others.
  6. Sensamic macrumors 68030

    Mar 26, 2010
    I just started looking at online backup too. How does this work? I want it to store my videos, movies, tv shows, etc. Would I still be able to access and watch them from Plex, for example, while theyre not in my computers hard drive?

    That would be really great. I wouldnt want an option where I have to download every single video file when I want to watch it on Plex on my mac mini set up as an HTPC on my living room.

    Do you guys think it would work as I want? For example: Im on my living room, I start the mac mini and then open Plex and from there I watch every single video file stored on Mozy, for example?
  7. kmaute macrumors 6502


    Oct 5, 2008
    Backblaze would work, depending on how your Drobo was set up. If it's a network drive, it wouldn't work. It'd cost you $150 a year for the 3 computers, the upload speed is much better than their competitors. I'd recommend taking a good look at them. Like was said, you better have a quick upload speed. Good luck.
  8. Alexc698 macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2010
    Try with ZenOK

    Im using ZenOK Online backup. It is pretty cheap and it comes with a free antivirus

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