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Azure backup for nonprofits

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Anybody knows if Microsoft offers any 'nonprofit' deals for backing up data to Azure? We are a nonprofit that needs to store data for 3 months for archiving purposes and we're looking at Azure as a possible solution. I know their price is 0.2 per Gb of data and I was wondering if anybody has any experience on their pricing when coming to nonprofits?


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The above link has no info on Azure, how much data do you want to backup for 3 months?

If Azure is the only option, did you ask Microsoft?
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I did not ask Microsoft yet.

I would go with 4 weekly backup jobs stored for a month and 3 monthly. One job would be somewhere around 5TB.

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That's a fair amount of data to backup ;) - Are you considering other backup services as well like Carbonite, Crashplan or Backblaze for example? They have personal unlimited storage plans for less than $10 per month.
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Thank you for your response. I'm not sure those services mentioned would support this kind of backup. We already backup to disk but we're just concerned about offsite backups. Our retention policy for offsite backup is 4 weekly jobs for a month and another 3 monthly...for 3 months obviously.


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I think your answer is that Microsoft doesn't offer a backup plan for non- profits but that would be of course going by their website.
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Yeah, I just learned that. Thank you for your answer.

Any other recommendations based on why we try to achieve with our backups?


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The amount of data is going to be your 'biggest' issue I think, when trying to find a suitable non-profit plan.

What is your uplink speed btw? Uploading 5Tb will take quite some time.

Buying a few 6Tb drives maybe a cheaper/faster option than looking for online backups.
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