Discussion in 'The Bar' started by SecNam, Apr 20, 2016.
As the title says, is Dropbox good and reliable for doing backups to or is there better solutions.
Backups of what ? local machine, photo's, documents etc ?
I use it for personal backups of videos, photos etc. I would never rely on a public system for sensitive data or important backups. A quick search on google shows how insecure these 'secure cloud' backup options are but they are convenient when local hardware fails or you upgrade over the years.
For both personal and business really. Anyonw any recomendations for backing up business from websites etc automatically
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Sounds like you might have missed this excellent thread which covers this...if I understand what you are asking correctly
There is CrashPlan:
which is a US company. It is fine, it just does it's thing in the background. The backup software isn't that slick but it's adequate. Only thing is you can't get a DVD of all your data if you need it, you have to download it all.
A British company is:
gets recommended a fair amount.
Also, I think Synology NAS drives offer cloud backup options.
You can also use crashplan with a friends and family. Buy NAS/external drive, use crashplan at your home to take the first big backup, move NAS offsite to a workplace, friend etc and then set crashplan to backup any new content to the same drive.
Much quicker recovery than a cloud based download of large amounts of data!
Thanks to all for the suggestions, definitely something to look into more.
Crash plan has a UK unit, we use it for our office server.
At home, we have a Synology NAS with mapped drives for our photos and this replicates to Google Drive instantly and two way so I can access my photos anywhere with GD app and I can upload them to GD and they'll sync to my Synology at home. Works really well.
Mozy isn't British. They just happen to have a UK site as well as their main US site. But they're definitely American.
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