Online Backup?

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
 

40167

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Thats why you put the drive in a fireproof safe thats bolted to the ground when you arent using it. :)
 

Cooknn

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andrebsd said:
Thats why you put the drive in a fireproof safe thats bolted to the ground when you arent using it. :)
That's such a hassle though... Not as much as losing your data - I admit ;)
 

rainman::|:|

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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?
 

daveL

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paulwhannel said:
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?
Grandma's house?

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

jackieonasses

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the great OKLAHOMA....
paulwhannel said:
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?
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
 

varmit

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.Mac backup utility to your iDisk. Simple but effective backup of a small amount of files.
 

jeremy.king

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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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