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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #135 on: November 13, 2014, 10:29:43 AM »
How about local backups?
What software is good?
Crashplan will do that to, for free. I've used a couple of other things in the past and wasn't very happy with them.
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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #136 on: November 13, 2014, 10:54:17 AM »
I vote for Crashplan too. Been very happy the last year with them.

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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #137 on: November 13, 2014, 09:22:22 PM »
What's bad with Google Drive?
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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #138 on: November 13, 2014, 09:33:50 PM »
What's bad with Google Drive?
Does it automatically back up the whole PC, or only the GD folder?

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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #139 on: November 13, 2014, 09:37:45 PM »
Does it automatically back up the whole PC, or only the GD folder?
What if you save everything in the GD folder?
I have all my files in GD.
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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #140 on: November 13, 2014, 09:41:47 PM »
So you change the mapping of My Documents, My Music etc. all to go into the GD folder?
I my experience, the key to good backup is having it done automatically.

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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #141 on: November 13, 2014, 09:45:32 PM »
So you change the mapping of My Documents, My Music etc. all to go into the GD folder?
I my experience, the key to good backup is having it done automatically.

My My Documents folder is empty. I created a new My Documents folder in my GD folder. That's where I save all my docs.

It's automatically and fast.
The initial backup took less then 12 hours. And I have 86GB of data.
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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #142 on: November 13, 2014, 10:26:40 PM »
Sounds good. Does it backup every type of file in the folder (for example a folder with executable programs in it)?

I'm thinking of a twist. I leave all the folders in place and backup my whole PC with Crashplan-free version, with the destination folder being GD. This way everything stays the same as before, and I get automatic GD cloud backup.

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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #143 on: November 13, 2014, 10:48:47 PM »
And I have 86GB of data.
What's GD's limit? I have LOTS more than that.
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Re: Best Online Backup
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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #145 on: November 14, 2014, 07:18:16 AM »
It's originally free 15GB for personal and 30GB for business.

But I have free 130GB... it just takes a little creativity  ;)

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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #146 on: November 15, 2014, 09:28:34 PM »
looking for another suggestion;
CrashPlan local drive backup stores it in giberish files, restore-able through their software.
I'm looking for 'unencrypted' backup, more  like automatic sync so that the files on the backup drive can be accessed 'as-is' (along the lines of GD)
is that possible with CP? is there other software that will automatically back up (incremental changes from) a designated folder, to a local drive?

also, does CP replace the need for windows backup(restore points etc.)? or is that unrelated?

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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #147 on: November 15, 2014, 11:04:25 PM »
looking for another suggestion;
CrashPlan local drive backup stores it in giberish files, restore-able through their software.
I'm looking for 'unencrypted' backup, more  like automatic sync so that the files on the backup drive can be accessed 'as-is' (along the lines of GD)
is that possible with CP? is there other software that will automatically back up (incremental changes from) a designated folder, to a local drive?

also, does CP replace the need for windows backup(restore points etc.)? or is that unrelated?
Crashplan won't do that. There are programs like SyncBack that you can configure to backup your files on a schedule, but it wouldn't be instantly when you edit them. I don't know of a program like that, but possibly there is one.

re: restore points, i think not, but I'll let the experts confirm it.
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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #148 on: November 15, 2014, 11:46:41 PM »
Crashplan won't do that. There are programs like SyncBack that you can configure to backup your files on a schedule, but it wouldn't be instantly when you edit them. I don't know of a program like that, but possibly there is one.

re: restore points, i think not, but I'll let the experts confirm it.
don't need instantly, regularly is fine.

is SyncBack the one to go with for that?

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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #149 on: November 16, 2014, 12:42:28 AM »
BitTorrent sync?