Online Cloud Backup services?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kapalua12, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. kapalua12 macrumors 6502

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    I'm wondering what experience members have with Cloud Storage.

    Crash Plan+ sounds very good and I also recently found JustCloud.com:
    http://www.justcloud.com/#ic

    Which cloud storage option is best for both OSX and Windows 7 across multiple computers?

    What features do you value and look for?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    I can't help you with which cloud services are good for backups. I will state that you also want a local backup of your data. If you have to do a full recovery on a system, it will be a lot of data to restore.

    Also, what happens if something happens to the cloud service? And what guarantees do they make on your data being available?
     
  3. dsampley macrumors regular

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    I have used Crashplan for 2/3 years on my iMac. Works well for me.
     
  4. Curtiss macrumors newbie

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    Skydrive and dropbox both work great with my mac desktop and windows 8 laptop.
     
  5. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    Strongly recommend the following:

    1) Time Machine locally
    2) Crashplan+ to the cloud (using security level ... encrypted key)
    3) Optional: Clone of either your full machine... or your media.

    I do all 3... with the clone of my media. I have many machines, so I just want my media to transport to a different machine. If you have one machine... then I would clone the entire drive.

    I debate (with myself) which of #1 or #2 is more important. I do both so it is really a pointless debate. ;)

    /Jim

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    It's backup... it is not like you would lose your primary data. It is also why you have multiple backup destinations. Any backup destination can fail.

    On the grand scale of things... it is probably the most stable backup destination that you have.

    /Jim
     

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