I’d like some advice/recommendations for offsite/online data backups, I’d appreciate a recommendation rather than going with the first company I find on google.
+1 on Dropbox. You can put the dropbox folder on an external drive and have an automator/script/app copy the files there for you every day or so. That way you get two backups.
+1 for dropbox as well. If you can refer 12 people, you can get up to 5 gigs free. It’s by far the easiest online backup tool you can get.
As for offline, I’d suggest picking up a good sized harddrive 1TB comes to mind. Anyways, if you have a Mac, Time Machine is awesome, so long as you set it up right. I tweeked mine to only back up every 6 hours, and even then i told it to only back up certain folders (backing up my applications folder seemed a bit insane). That’ll cut down the amount of space it eats up.
I don’t know of any good backup systems for PC, but I’m sure they exist.
amazon s3 http://aws.amazon.com/s3/
Excellent service I use s3 as a backup and for sharing files with my clients, Its very cheap
First 50 TB / Month of Storage Used $0.150 per GB
My bill is cents each month, and you can upload via ftp, transmit is already set up for your s3 account.
I highly recommend. and better you don’t have size limitations.
amazon s3 looks good but I’m not sure if the service extends to South Africa. But I’ll definitely look into it