Huh? Not sure how you got that Jim. You said all info uploaded from a computer.. and i asked about externals and you said yes and I was wondering how they would know if you had 10 externals with a massive amount of data to upload and you commented about the upload time and I responded with my upload speed. Where do you ever get cantankerous from?
Loc: Petaluma, CA
So my workplace is freaking out because of the recent storms in California (Don't laugh). Several offices had the ceiling cave in, because the roof leaks so much. They want a cloud based backup system.
I remember your praise of CrashPlan, but wanted to ask some questions. They have 3 Windows computers and 1 server. I have my Mac. #1. Are the files backed up accessible anywhere? At home and on the road? #2. Does it include mail backup? Sage only gives us 1GB of free mail storage, and they don't want to pay them anymore than we already do for their other services. #3. Will it back up the Windows and Mac on the same plan? #4. Should I call them and ask these questions?
2. Yes. Unlimited storage, and they never throw away any files you delete unless unless you choose to exclude them from your backup.
3. Yes, with a combined business plan, but I think it's cheaper to just use a separate home plan for each computer. When I talked to them one time that's actually what the guy recommended. Home is $60 year, business is $120, the combined plan is pricey unless you're doing something like 10 computers or more.
4. Yes. Their tech support is very helpful.
Remember the initial backup will take a while, and depends on your upload speed. If you have a lot to backup they also offer to send a 1 TB seed drive for each computer for a fee. Only one 1TB drive, if you have more you must upload it. You copy your stuff to it, then send it back. $129 I think it is. I uploaded a bit over 100G and it took about 3.5 days at 2M upload.
Also remember it's not a bare metal backup. By default it doesn't copy any system files or apps. Even if you choose to backup system files it doesn't recreate a bootable backup. It is recommended for data only, they are all like that.
Loc: Petaluma, CA
They have a 20% off offer right now for new subscribers. Family plan 2-10 computers for $120 for a year. We're going for it. Tech support said they are working on new features like photo sharing, so they can compete with the competition, but he said he doesn't know the details. Thanks again!
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