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    Default Cloud backup recommendation?

    I keep NAS backups but would like an independent cloud method too. Can anyone recommend a good and cheap cloud backup solution? A friend suggested backblaze (http://www.backblaze.com) which is $5/month - anyone tried that?

    I've been a bit concerned that a backup software will reduce speed and performance of my computer - what do you guys think?

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    I have looked into this before, and I believe I had found the backblaze was one of the better ones. I will probably give it a whirl soon to protect data unless I was to pay for a larger dropbox account. For the computer performance, I would say it wouldn't take up anymore resources than dropbox so you would be fine, obviously when uploading it will eat up some bandwidth though.

    Now that I look into it, maybe google drive is worth trying 25gb free, $2 for 100gb and I believe if you download the software you can sync files across like dropbox. I don't think you can do an autobackup though like with backblaze
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    Have been using a combination of Dropbox and a macro to perform remote off-site back-ups of our shop's computer for about 6 years now - can't say the whole process has ever bogged anything down and it is nice having that back-up in several off-site places.
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    Look up crash plan.

    I've back up a substantial amount of data over 2 tb worth. Download speed is pretty quick but it limits on how many files you can download at one time.

    You can also request them to send you a copy of the drive of everything you've backed up as well.

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    I use carbonite on my laptop. Set it up once and never have to worry about remembering to back up. Doesn't seem to be a resource hog either (running on a Surface Pro 1, i5, 4GB ram)

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    depends how much data you are looking to back up?
    google drive and microsoft one drive are free solutions along with dropbox and i think box.com has some free offering too

    if the amount of data u wanna back up fits in the free size category, use all and have backups in multiple locations

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    I use Dropbox or Google Drive mainly for data sharing/collaboration, but they really aren't suitable backup solutions because they essentially mirror your local drive, meaning any local changes will also be made on your dropbox copy. So, if you corrupt/delete/etc. your files and don't realize it within the 30 day time limit (or whatever), you're screwed. I learned this the hard way when a collaborator in China accidentally deleted a folder of key analyses, and I thankfully realized it just a few days before the "restore" option on Dropbox was set to expire.

    I'm looking for a dedicated backup solution, which i guess backblaze is

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    What about capacities in the 1-2TB range without destroying your wallet?
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    Google is pretty good now, at $10/month per TB.
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    MS bumped up it's free storage to 1TB for consumer Office 365 subscribers recently.

    Onedrive 1TB

    Not sure if this helps or not....
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    I guess Backblaze has unlimited space and file size

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