online backups

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  1. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

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    Who do you use for online backups? Mozy, Carbonite, someone else?


    The old reviews I've read give Mozy the nod.
     


  2. TxEMTP69

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    none yet, how well do they work and what all do you backup to them?
     
  3. TimberWolf7.62

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    You may want to consider an external hard drive instead. You can get a 250 gig drive for $60 and it's as easy to use as plugging in a mouse. You'd also have to buy the backup software, so figure that cost in too. One possible disadvantage is that it'll burn down too if the house does. But it's cheaper than a continuous monthly fee.
     
  4. MadMo44Mag

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    I keep my back up drive in my BOB because if the house does catch fire my BOB is coming with me!
     
  5. accumack

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    I have a 1.5TB free agent drive I back up my 5 computers to and goes in my bob.
     
  6. TrailDust

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    I'd have to agree with that. In the long run an external hard drive is the cheaper option. Also, my life's experiences have taught me to trust no one/nothing. Having some company store my files for me and then, bink, they go bankrupt of whatever and the news media is all over the fiasco how umpteen thousands of customers lost all their data......no way! I maintain two backups, one I keep with my laptop and one that goes in my fireproof safe.
     
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  8. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

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    yerah i dont trust online backups.
    jsut seems a little fishy to me.
    call me paranoid, but my files are MY files, and i dont want anyone else 'holding on to them" for me.
    even if it is in some hardrive ina closet somehwere, that noone goes.
    i like my TB external.
    heavy encryption!
     
  9. TrailDust

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    I want my data in my hands, not someone else's. My advice, get a 2nd external because you never know what may happen to just one.
     
  10. Burt Gummer

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    I like my detachable drive also. I am not a fan of leaving all my data online with a company. It is a hackers bullseye. Plus, those external drives are getting less expensive every month.
     

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