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February 27, 2009 8:15:19 PM

I work for a retail business that pays for remote backup of their POS data and various other documents.

I think its time we did some shopping around because it seems that we are being charged a bit of a high rate. $23.75 per gig. but we do get 30 days of redundancy. So we could go back and restore a file from 30 days ago.

I looking for some user experience in this area, hopefully someone could give me a good recommendation. Here's the tech info:

Current company: Retail Safe Express, aka backupnation

  • Current Used backup: 6.31GB
  • Data: 3.63GB (101,577 files)
  • Recycle Bin: 2.68GB
  • Total Backup: 8.95GB (144,289 files)
  • Operating System: Windows 2000 Server
  • Connection Speed: 512k DSL (Yes it is very slow I know)
  • Nightly Backup at 11pm usually takes an hour to complete.
  • 30 Days of Redundancy
  • 448-bit encryption
  • Free Phone Support

    So yes $23.75/gig at almost 9 gigs = $213.75 bucks a month or $2550/year Yikes! There has got to be a cheaper company.

    We obviously don't want to give up any of the features we have, we just want a better rate.
    Anonymous
    July 15, 2009 3:19:29 PM

    Hi Mate - We use www.onlinecrypt.com - so long as you don't mind your data being backed up in the UK.
    You can define any level of redundancy you like - you simply pay for what you store - we find the support and uptime to be great - pricing http://www.onlinecrypt.com/pricing/
    July 15, 2009 3:31:09 PM

    With your slow connection and very small storage need, $2550 can buy a lot of thumb drives or external hd. Do auto backup on an external hard drive. Faster and cheaper. Have you had to use your online backup? Just thinking...
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    Anonymous
    September 17, 2009 10:13:01 PM

    I am in the same boat, slow upload speed. This is the reason I went for a solution called "online backup lite", you can find it at http://www.blockbackup.com .

    The reason I went for these guys is because you can run a backup to disk send them your disk and they will transfer and send back. I only ever backup at incremental levels. This service also allows me to backup locally as well as offsite at the same time.

    The other reason I chose then is they only charge 2.99 per month.
    January 23, 2010 7:46:00 PM

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