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What are You Using To Backup Your Work ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by SEO_Alchemy, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. SEO_Alchemy

    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

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    So what's everyone using to back up all their data?


    You are backing up all your data right :)

    I'm looking for a free/cheap/mid-range solution to back up my VMware Player instances.

    There will be 3 of around 50 GB each.

    So I need about 200GB of storage space I can periodically copy them into in case some shit ever happens to my server.

    What's the best way to do this, and something that's not super slow.

    I've already got 20GB dropbox but that's 1) too slow and 2) not nearly large enough.

    Is dropbox pro or dropbox for business considerably faster? I couldn't find specs on this. I just know using it with my home-based 2mb connection its slow as shit to upload.

    Any other recommendations?

    Thanks guys.
     
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    I use carbonite. It's been awesome and gives me peace of mind. It just backs up my computer, I'm not sure about any VMware instances. Worth checking into.
     
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  3. funkybunker

    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    I just wrote about an external HD I personally use yesterday.
    Clouds are alright but, there's something about having the info in my own hands that feels safer.
    No online vault is 100% safe and the only person who can touch my external hard drive is me.

    ADDED: Incase this fits your bill, the product is Toshiba Canvio 500GB
     
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    I use dropbox and a 1TB external hard drive, your work is a lot safer on a hard drive.
     
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    kinlee Supreme Member

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    Someone on the forum recommended livedrive which looks like a good option that's pretty cheap as well. I haven't tried it yet but it's something I plan on trying out when I start running into storage issues.
    Right now I've just been backing up stuff on my VPS. But you should always keep hard copies on a disk somewhere.
     
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    Vanrithy Power Member

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    One in my current PC - Another one in my external hard disk - Other one in my dedicated server.

    Just renting a dedicated server for back up space; they're cheap.
     
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    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    External hard drives/flash drives. A 32gb flashdrive is $10... You also don't need to pay monthly fee's
     
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    Are you not aware that earthquakes, floods, and magnets exist? All it takes is one of these and your hard drive is wiped. So "no external hard drive" is safe either.

    I'd personally say that you'd need at least one cloud backup and one physical backup if you value what you have.
     
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  9. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    Certain areas are less prone to earthquakes and floods. And if you put it in a safe you don't need to worry about magnets :D You can keep multiple back ups, you can buy a few 128gb flash drives and put one in your car, one in your attic, one in your basement, one buried in your yard... Physical backups are much better than the cloud, what if the cloud you're using goes offline??? What if the clouds servers get flooded, earthquaked, magneted?
     
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    Multiple computers with multiple external drives and I try to rotate the drives off site.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies fellas :)

    But what about cloud only solutions? This is specifically to backup VMWare Player Instances running on a dedicated server which is another country far far away :)

    I'm looking to basically have something I can just dump some 200GB of data into that I can access easily and that has a decent transfer rate, so I'm not waiting for hours to backup, or move data elsewhere.

    Any Suggestions?

    Cheers.
     
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    Looking into this. Can you just drag and drop the data you want like to an external hd, or is this somehow configured to just "mirror" the PC you set up with them?
     
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    I have used Amazon S3(Cloud) price isn't bad. Uploading a couple of gigs took a while but I had no issues with that.
     
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    I have two 1TB external devices. I keep both In my safe, and both have the same data on them. Both devices are encrypted as well.
     
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    I wonder what service you use to have a 2mb speed. Mine's on average 100mbps and it's orgasmic after dealing with 5mbps for a year (still nothing is worse than dial up).
     
  16. Game On

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    I'm using external HD to backup my data. If you want to store and retrieve your data anywhere, use Amazon cloud. Cloud is much safer and fast to access. The price will be varies depends upon the space we need.
     
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    I have been using mediafire for personal backup. The 50GB they provide free and I have the pro package which gives 100 GB and 20GB/file for each month which is around 3$ or less.
     
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    dropbox is good for me
     
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    I use dropbox and a 1TB external hard drive.
     
  20. SEO_Alchemy

    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

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    MediaFire Sounds legit actually. Didn't consider them, but when I've shared file sin the past, seemed pretty fast to upload. Will be checking out pro features.

    Cheers mate.