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Anyone know of an affordable online backup service?

    • 355 posts
    May 13, 2009 8:57 AM EDT
    Kim Kamando has several companies she recommends.  She is a computer guru with her own radio show and Internet site.  The link below will take you to her site.  You can also send her an email with your question.

    http://www.komando.com/

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    May 14, 2009 4:22 PM EDT
    Hi all,

    Something to keep in mind, security experts are now recommending businesses use off site backup providers.  The main reason is simple to understand.  What would happen to your records if your office were to catch fire?  Or, how about an earthquake?  Would your files survive even if they were on an external hard drive?

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    May 19, 2009 6:55 AM EDT
    Hi Maggie - For online back ups I use Mozy`s online service.  For free, they will give you 2 gig of automated backup space, which I`ve seen is enough for most people`s basic documents and files.  When you get into digitial media files the 2 gig`s won`t cut it, for for around 50-60/year you get unlimited storage.  I use this one!  You set the frequency of backup and it handles it all for you, you can also access the files remotely from a client site for example if you need a file.
     
    The other option that I know of that others use is Carbonite.
     
     
    Thanks...
    Doug Schorr
     

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    June 11, 2009 7:16 AM EDT
    There are companies out there who offer free trials, and even better there are some companies who don`t charge more for larger back-up requirements https://www.elephantdrive.com/
    I am really suprised you had no luck with a search on the net as I found my back-up providers through google. This article about tracking software, backups and crash plans for laptops discusses online back-ups amongst other issues tidbits.com/article/10165TidBITS
    Mandy
    HP
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    May 12, 2009 6:05 PM EDT
    I`ve been in business as a consultant for just 6 months now, and already I have way too much original content I`ve written to backup efficiently.  I figure there`s got to be a handful of online backup services for individuals and home-based businseses. Anyone know of any?  Or know where I can find a review of different services to consider?  I`ve already searched the web and had no luck.
     
    thanks!
    Maggie

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    May 24, 2009 5:58 AM EDT
    Thanks everyone!  Looks like the favorites are Carbonite and Mozy.  I`ll take a closer look at both, then let you guys know what I learn. I do have a bunch of photos to back-up, so I`ll need space for that.

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    June 11, 2009 7:59 AM EDT
    Thanks Doug. That`s who I ended up going with. They have the best deal of all of them right now.
     
    Maggie

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    • 4 posts
    May 21, 2009 2:40 PM EDT
    Hi Maggie,

    As many have stated here a hosted solution could work for you.  Of course there are pros and cons as with anything.  Take a look at this article:

    Latest Cloud Storage Hiccups Prompts Data Security Questions

    I hope this helps.



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    • 24 posts
    May 13, 2009 6:40 AM EDT
    Good Morning mjohnstn1,
     
    For my home computer, I use Verizon Fios online back up. It updates regulary.
     
    Good Luck
     
    Lisa Snyder