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bill

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Mozy scraps unlimited backups
« on: February 01, 2011, 07:59:24 AM »
Is there nowhere left I can backup my massive multimedia collection?!

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Mozy scraps unlimited backups

Mozy, the online backup service provider and EMC subsidiary, plans to announce today that it's dumping its subscription permitting customers to store unlimited data.

The reason is not hard to guess: with ever-growing quantities of photos and videos, the unlimited plan is financially unsustainable, the company said.

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Re: Mozy scraps unlimited backups
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 11:22:24 AM »
You could try here, heard from a friend the service is quite ok (even the cheaper plan cost more, but if they change the prices as announced, I think this one is way more convenient bearing in mind  it's unlimited)

http://www.livedrive.com/features/packages

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Re: Mozy scraps unlimited backups
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 07:33:48 AM »
I hadn't heard of LiveDrive before. Interesting.

I'm seeing a lot of people recommend CrashPlan as an alternative. Anybody heard of them?

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Re: Mozy scraps unlimited backups
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 01:17:05 PM »
We had our home usb disc crash with all the family photos on it. Major cluster f###, so now we're hooking up https://www.jungledisk.com/
We connect a usb disc to the pc and have Jungledisc mount that drive and back-up directly from the usb disc.

This way we have the data both on disc and in the cloud.

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Re: Mozy scraps unlimited backups
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 02:50:34 PM »
Jungle disk is good. Plus the home NAS.

I remember RC saying that he had backups 3 daisy chaining of something mental. :-)

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Re: Mozy scraps unlimited backups
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 05:04:45 PM »
>backups 3 daisy chaining

Close, gimpy.

I have 2 on the system and they do backups every 4 hours. One is set 2 hours ahead of the other.  The theory is that I shouldn't have to go more than 2 hours back to retrieve data but if the newest one has failed then I drop back to the 4 hour one.  I have a third drive located out of the office. Once a month I swap it out with one of the 2 doing the active backups.

For XP, I'm using a free backup utility called Karen's Replicator. I'm pretty sure Louise is using Replicator on her W7 system.