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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #165 on: January 02, 2018, 02:32:02 PM »
any replacement for crashplan's free local backup?
here is one of the things being suggested out there, for free local backups:
https://www.backup-utility.com/free-backup-software.html
Is it any good? is there something better?
Just stick to windows' own "file history"?

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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #166 on: March 07, 2018, 02:12:38 PM »
i use my computer for school oi have some docs, downloads etc i will be upgrading to a different computer  i guess i should put all my stuff on a backup server which one should i use? or is there a simpler way to transfer files?

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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #167 on: March 07, 2018, 02:15:49 PM »
i use my computer for school oi have some docs, downloads etc i will be upgrading to a different computer  i guess i should put all my stuff on a backup server which one should i use? or is there a simpler way to transfer files?
The fastest way to transfer files would be to use a portable hard drive, or a flash drive if your files aren't very big and/or you don't mind copying them in shifts.

Online backup is a great tool, but it's not so great for transferring files from one computer to another since you'll have to wait for everything to upload and then to download via the internet. Transferring via a hard drive / flash drive is much faster.
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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #168 on: March 07, 2018, 02:19:25 PM »
The fastest way to transfer files would be to use a portable hard drive, or a flash drive if your files aren't very big and/or you don't mind copying them in shifts.

Online backup is a great tool, but it's not so great for transferring files from one computer to another since you'll have to wait for everything to upload and then to download via the internet. Transferring via a hard drive / flash drive is much faster.
thanks but i dont have a portable hd or fd so which backup is recommended it seems like anyways its a good thing to back up my stuff ty

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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #169 on: March 07, 2018, 03:17:19 PM »
thanks but i dont have a portable hd or fd so which backup is recommended it seems like anyways its a good thing to back up my stuff ty
Around how many gb of files do you have?
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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #170 on: March 07, 2018, 03:41:12 PM »
Around how many gb of files do you have?
Less than 1

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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #171 on: March 07, 2018, 03:46:40 PM »
Less than 1
Then assuming you have a google account, google drive is probably the easiest. Just install the desktop app so that it syncs your google drive to your computer, and move/copy your files to the google drive folder on your computer. Then whenever you install the desktop app on a new computer, it will sync your files there.
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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #172 on: March 07, 2018, 05:08:48 PM »
Then assuming you have a google account, google drive is probably the easiest. Just install the desktop app so that it syncs your google drive to your computer, and move/copy your files to the google drive folder on your computer. Then whenever you install the desktop app on a new computer, it will sync your files there.
Nowadays with Google Backup and Sync you don't even need to put it in the Google Drive folder, it could backup any folder on the PC:
https://www.google.com/drive/download/backup-and-sync/

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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #173 on: March 07, 2018, 05:11:51 PM »
Nowadays with Google Backup and Sync you don't even need to put it in the Google Drive folder, it could backup any folder on the PC:
https://www.google.com/drive/download/backup-and-sync/
Which btw they are driving me crazy to change to. I like it that my Google drive is super organized with the things that I want to keep.

But it seems like they will discontinue Google drive PC

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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #174 on: March 07, 2018, 05:21:13 PM »
Nowadays with Google Backup and Sync you don't even need to put it in the Google Drive folder, it could backup any folder on the PC:
https://www.google.com/drive/download/backup-and-sync/
Didn't know about it, but that looks useful!
Which btw they are driving me crazy to change to. I like it that my Google drive is super organized with the things that I want to keep.

But it seems like they will discontinue Google drive PC
What advantages does Google Drive PC have over Backup and Sync?
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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #175 on: April 09, 2018, 02:53:11 PM »
Does anyone have experience with iDrive?
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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #176 on: April 09, 2018, 04:12:53 PM »
Does anyone have experience with iDrive?
Using it for years. It's half price for schools. The "non business" version is much cheaper.
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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #177 on: April 09, 2018, 05:30:19 PM »
Using it for years. It's half price for schools. The "non business" version is much cheaper.
Nice! Is the $70/year for 2TB the "non business" version?

Are you happy with it?
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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #178 on: April 11, 2018, 01:26:47 PM »
Nice! Is the $70/year for 2TB the "non business" version?

Are you happy with it?
Normally 69.95. It's on sale for first year for 52. Check the site.
Yes, we are happy with it. Obviously, the real test is when you need to recover, which you hope you never need, but we did a few times over the years and it worked beautifully. Again, if you're a school it's half price. Hatzlacha
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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #179 on: April 11, 2018, 01:40:31 PM »
Normally 69.95. It's on sale for first year for 52. Check the site.
Yes, we are happy with it. Obviously, the real test is when you need to recover, which you hope you never need, but we did a few times over the years and it worked beautifully. Again, if you're a school it's half price. Hatzlacha
They have a promo for people who are switching from crashplan so the first year is only a few dollars. Thanks for the feedback!
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