Posts Tagged ‘file sync’

Two Months With CrashPlan

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It has been about two months since I started using CrashPlan to backup all of my data to the cloud. A few weeks ago I wrote the article – CrashPlan and Why The Cloud Makes Sense – to highlight my initial experiences as well as provide an overview of what CrashPlan has to offer. My initial backup set was 1.8TB and it took about 7 weeks to finish. During that time throughput was all over the map. Most of the time it was 1.5Mbps or less. For several weeks it rarely got above 700-800Kbps. That is until a couple of weeks ago when I changed the Data De-duplication…
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CrashPlan and Why The Cloud Makes Sense

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Are you doing enough to protect your data? That you stumbled onto this article may indicate a concern you aren’t doing enough to ensure its security. If you are at least backing up your data to another hard drive, ideally an external drive like a Western Digital Passport, you are doing a better job than most. If you are backing up to an external drive and also taking that drive offsite then you are WAY ahead of most people. But you might be wondering if there is a way you could automate this entire process – a way to backup…
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Quicknote: Cloud Backup with CrashPlan

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Read my more detailed cloud backup overview and CrashPlan profile here. I have recently chosen to supplement my offsite hard drive backups with cloud (online) backup.  The service I have chosen is CrashPlan (www.crashplan.com).  The main reason for choosing CrashPlan is their great pricing on unlimited online backups as well as no silly file restrictions like Carbonite (www.carbonite.com).  At the same time I decided to upgrade my Verizon FiOS internet from 20/5 to 25/25 to hopefully give me a little more upstream bandwidth for the online backup.  I was able to choose a bundle with Verizon that only costs me…
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Quicknote: Dropbox as your web development drive?

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I’ve recently discovered a really great use for Dropbox.  I started keeping all my website files in my Dropbox folder and I actively edit (notepad, FileZilla, etc.) these files in that location.  As I’m editing and saving files, Dropbox does it’s magic and syncs to the Dropbox service as well as all other computers I have Dropbox running on.  The beauty of this is that not only do you have realtime backup, you also have multiple recovery points if you decide you don’t like the recent change you made.  It really streamlines the file editing process because you no longer have to…
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