Warning. Honest.

Started Mar 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Warning. Honest.

rmiller85 wrote:

Local backups are at best 1/2 the solution. When a burglar or fire claim both your computer and local backup, you'll wish you had something else. Offsite storage is critical.

I just recently started using AWS Glacier for super cheap cloud storage (1 cent / GB / month). There are several clients available that make backing up to the service completely handsoff (incremental backups like Time Machine). I haven't found cheaper storage anywhere. The downside is that it is an archival tier of storage, so you will pay to get your data back (5% of your data can be downloaded for free each day, after that you'll pay an additional 1 cent / GB).

I'm working on something along those lines.  I have plenty of storage capacity here in the house, and I've made some of it accessible to my daughter-in-law over the internet.  (Rsync, and similar tech).    She happens to have a large house and good internet, and I'm going to build another NAS and put it in her basement.  Then I'll back up my files a second time over to that system, plus she can put her files on it too.    It's going to be a lot cheaper and more secure over the long run than paying Carbonite or Moxy to store terabytes of data.

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