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Off site backup of data required

Posted on 2014-11-13
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Say, we are looking at backing up off site around 50 Gig of data off site and into the Cloud. Kindly recommend client providers and software for this. It is for a single desktop machine.
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Joseph O'Loughlin earned 500 total points
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Nope.
Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway.
Think of the problem in reverse.  How long will it take you to download (reliably, without interruption) and restore 50GB, after reinstalling the operating system.
Use a couple of external hard drives, rotating them so there's one off site should disaster strike.
If you want to use that much bandwidth, check with your local ISPs, one that also hosts servers (to hold your backup within their infrastructure) and be prepared to pay.
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For me, it's very crucial if you do use a cloud provider for backup, however make sure you have Data Security, i.e encrypt it prior to uploading to make it secure, so you can be certain your data stays private.
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I recommend www.ahsay.com but read their terms at
http://www.ahsay.com/jsp/en/home/index.jsp?pageContentKey=ahsay_products_cloud-backup-vault_shared-storage_sla
Do you have 100Mb broadband!!!!!
And it must be uncapped!!!!
See http://www.zen.co.uk/business/online-data-backup/backup-solutions/data-transfer-times.aspx
which guestimates 11 hours for 50Gb, but that's with no other broadband usage or other problems
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And do a local backup too, or restores, especially of full systems, will be very painful and time consuming.
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