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Hi Experts,

I want to be able to backup my file server data to the cloud. I have signed up for google cloud storage but does anyone know how I can create an automated process to backup my data to the cloud?

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Rio
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by:btan
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Was thinking of Google Cloud Connect [1]  initially but it is for microsoft document plugin. gsutil may be useful if you into scripting [2]. did not see the  Google Cloud Storage Manager  able to do any automated hence was thinking script may be more flexible (though i am not user of it). but all in all, this looks like more for developer backing up codes ...[3]

[1] http://support.google.com/drive/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=1361450&parent=2375186&ctx=topic
[2]http://www.jorgecastro.org/2012/07/23/using-gsutil-and-s3cmd-together/
[3] http://eng.pulse.me/google-cloud-storage/
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by:Rio_10
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That was my impression. Anyone know of a cloud solution that can automate the backup of a Windows 2008 R2 share?
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by:ArneLovius
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You could run the dropbox client on the server

Other options, mozy & crashplan etc
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by:Rio_10
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I just wanted to go with a big company like Google, you never know how long drop box will be around for.
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by:ArneLovius
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Of the other suggestions I made, Mozy is part of EMC, are they big enough for you ?

How many GB/TB do you need to backup ?
What backup retention do you need ?
Have you thought of running a hosted backup server in a colo ?
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by:Rio_10
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I need to replicate 3TB of data to the cloud initially. Once this is there it will just be incremental changes
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by:Rio_10
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I will use Amazons Glacier together with Cloudberry
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by:SyscomAB3
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have you looked at zetta.net
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