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  1. TechGuyTV

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    We compared some of the most popular online backup systems, including Carbonite, Mozy, and CrashPlan. Find out which one we like best and some of the pros and cons. We also discuss using Dropbox, Skydrive, and Google Drive for backups.

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    Comparison of Online Backups
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_online_backup_services

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    "Watch the Video"

    The link is "opera:illegal-url-296"

    Too bad. I'd much rather watch the video than just listen to the audio.
     
  4. ekim68

    ekim68 Mike

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    You're right, there is something wrong with the Video Link...
     
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    I've fixed the link to watch the video in the first post. :)
     
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    ekim68 Mike

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    Thank you...:)
     
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    It's my pleasure Mike. :)
     
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    Thanks for the report, Mike... and thanks for the fix, Karen! :)
     
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    Good Video Mike, Dan - Sorry for posting so late as I've been off the TSG site for a while.
    Might be worth talking about Server Backups as well - some online (and I assume most) backup providers offer a "Business Plan" option or subscription. We use the Carbonite version and so far I've been happy with this version.
    I'll check into the CrashPlan as well the cost seems really good for the 10 users family plan - and something I can suggest to my customers.

    Just a short story - we had Carbonite put in in May (business plan) and unfortunately had a server hardware failure in June that required us to put in new hard drives rebuild the raid, all taking a couple of days investigation and fixing (which was not good).

    What was good about the online backups is that individuals (small biz - under 10 people) were able to login to the online backup facility and download the files they needed to work on (keeping track of course). So it really didn't slow then down too much. Once the server was restored, the files were uploaded to the appropraite server master directoruy and we were off to the races. Good eye opener. We are now also considering a Virtual Server backup.
     
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    Great comments, Jim! Sorry that I only saw them today. I appreciate the feedback and you're quite right about the different needs of businesses, especially those with servers.
     
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