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Tamixes says

Hi there

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.

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ibib says

Dropbox – https://www.dropbox.com/ – Amazing piece of software in my opinion. Works both on PC & Mac. Read more in the link.

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Tamixes says

Thanks ibib!

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SinestesiaDesign says

+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.

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cdutson says

+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.

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leslienayibe says

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.

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Tamixes says

Thanks leslienayibe

amazon s3 looks good but I’m not sure if the service extends to South Africa. But I’ll definitely look into it

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