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notechyet
25-05-2012, 05:39 PM
Hi all
I had a look through the forum and haven't found much about NZ based and other online backup options with the exception of Icloud. For a number of years I have done it with Mozy(which has its own client) though for speed I would prefer closer to 'home'. It could be for working files or any other. Did a 'google' about the NZ based online backup options though don't know anything about those.
What are you guys/ladies using and could recommend?

Thanks

wainuitech
25-05-2012, 05:41 PM
For items that "Have to be backed up" over and above the normal external Locations, I use SkyDrive.

dugimodo
25-05-2012, 05:44 PM
I just back up locally to a NAS. It's dissapointingly slow but it does the job. I couldn't backup online with the bandwidth it would use.

CYaBro
25-05-2012, 06:52 PM
We use Datalock ourselves which is NZ based.

There is also Slingshots Backflip option.

psycik
25-05-2012, 09:13 PM
I use crashplan. You can for free, backup to a folder, external drive another machine....or if you have a mate with it as well, to their machine.

Paying for it you can backup to their service. I do all of the above with it. Different things go different places.

gary67
25-05-2012, 09:45 PM
I have been wondering this too, currently I backup to an Amahi server in my garage, but nothing off site as I'm at home all day and would have nowhere to store it

southern_jas
25-05-2012, 09:50 PM
I have used NetRescue in the past and found them really good to deal with (this was in a business sense rather than a home situation)

notechyet
26-05-2012, 08:22 AM
Morning
Interesting mix of options. I also backup on a network drive. In case of burglary I find that not a perfect solution as the drive is in the same place as work.

notechyet
26-05-2012, 08:27 AM
....There is also Slingshots Backflip option.
Just had a look and the price looks good. Have not seen anything at that price in NZ yet.

zqwerty
26-05-2012, 10:16 AM
http://cybernetnews.com/sync-any-folder-dropbox-google-drive/

pctek
26-05-2012, 02:40 PM
I dunno, online backups are only as good as the 1)Access 2)hardware reliability

I backup on my own drives, 1 kept onsite and 1 offsite.

v13
30-05-2012, 04:43 PM
Try Dropbox

psycik
30-05-2012, 04:48 PM
I dunno, online backups are only as good as the 1)Access 2)hardware reliability

I backup on my own drives, 1 kept onsite and 1 offsite.

Exactly. But they're good for theft/fire protection. But you can't beat internal backups (to another drive) + external backups (another machine at home) + online/peer for off site.

Its a matter of spreading your risk