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  1. nflesher87

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    Hey guys,

    Ok I'm doing a build for a professional photographer and I mentioned to her about how I use mozy.com as an online backup service. She loved the idea and wants me to set up something for her to store the majority of her pictures mostly as a long-term backup since the system I'm building her has 2TB :laugh:
    So, what do you all recommend as the simplest and most cost effective service for her to use for this purpose?

    Thanks :)
     
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    3 x 1TB in Network Attached Storage.
    There is no cost effective service for such data mass AFAIK.
     
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    no online service that you can just easily upload to?
     
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    Well, you could rent a server.
    But donĀ“t get scared when you read about the monthly fees for a 2-3 TB one...
    0,8 TB = 99 EUR / month here.

    I suggest NAS with Acronis True Image which would write frequently scheduled incremental images.
     
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    hmm theres picasa from google, i believe it lets you upload a gig of pics online.
     
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    bqinternet.com is by far the most reliable and affordable service.

    dont be fooled by their basic website design. check places like webhostingtalk for more user comments. they use rsync though, not sure how/how well it works on windows
     
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    I came across this place http://www.speedyshare.com/ its real quick.. not sure how long they keep the uploads p but it was free to DL.
     
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    You should look into .Mac .
     
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    it's going to be used through Vista

    that site looks pretty good W1z but I'd just as soon go with NAS if 1TB is going to cost $150 a month
     
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    dont trust free stuff when it comes to important data
     
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    for sure, I just assumed there would be something convenient like that Mozy that's in my sig but isn't just for backup and you can just use it to store tons of data for a decent price
     
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    Mozy Pro is only $3.95/month per computer + .50 cents a GB per month. It's probably the cheapest. As you know, is as reliable as can be.
    Also has a "burn CD backup" option /weekly, included in that price. So, you don't pay to back up old data.
    :toast:
     
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    I'll have to mention that to her but I'm feeling that even that is going to be more costly than it's worth, I'd rather just add enterprise HDs in mirror arrays
     
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    For a "Business" it's also tax deductable...LOL

    :toast:
     
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    I'll be sure to mention that lol
     
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    My photographer uses an 8tb external mirror array, and he shoots digital w/ a Hasselblad 4x5 so the raw images can be in the 500mb range.

    I'll ask him if he uses an online service for backup storage. I believe he does, but it might be local.
     
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    sweet bro that would be much appreciated!
     
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    big advantage of online backup is that it is much better protection against disaster because its geographically in a different location. with current server prices it may be a choice to just get a colocation offer somewhere where you can put up your own machine.
     
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    Got a reply back from my photographer -
    "For small stuff, i use an online .mac account, for large stuff I store
    hot swappable hard drives at another location."

    sounds like colocation?
     

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