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I have a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard. I already make regular backups to an external hard drive, but I'd like to add an offsite backup as well. Does anyone have recs or anti-recs of backup services to share? I'm currently leaning toward CrashPlan.

Date: 2013-06-10 07:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] msilverstar
Crashplan saved my ass when my laptop seized up and refused to run without a full reformat/reinstall. The Apple store guys tried for almost an hour to get my drive data back, but couldn't, so the whole drive was gone. (I've been on Mac OSs since the late 80s, this was the first time it was so bad except the time I knocked a glass of water into a laptop keyboard.)

I made a new account on the new system, and restored the data to that account, was surprisingly fast to download 100GB.

It's Java running in the background and their interface is kinda weird, and a few folders got lost in the restore, though that might have been my fault.

But when push came to shove, it worked. I was happy to pay for another year of the $149 family plan with unlimited cloud backups.

Date: 2013-06-10 08:33 pm (UTC)
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I use Backblaze, which i have no complaints about so far. Thankfully, I haven't had to actually use it yet. I do like that they have an iOS app that let's me get to my files from my phone/tablet (though there are some annoying things about the app that I'm hoping they'll change).

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