This is something that I might need to invest a few bucks on, as I often wonder what would happen to my computer backups if something happened to the house itself! While I do local backups to a WD Passport drive here at home, use Dropbox for moving smaller files around, and just this week started trying out BackBlaze for full online backups, I think something like this fireproof drive from ioSafe might be a good buy for keeping the important docs here in the house.
How do you backup your data? After years of not doing backups and ignoring the inevitable, I now back up my stuff religiously in as many ways as I can. For a tiny investment and a little time, the security of knowing your stuff is safe is priceless.
Here you go David, give this a read.
Personally, I just roll the dice at the moment. I have certain things backed up, but by no means do I have a good backup plan. For an IT guy, it’s kinda dumb really. lol. I should know better.
Great article, thanks for passing it along. While I am still trying to let BackBlaze do it’s thing, I am not too happy with how long it is taking. Might have to look at iDrive next 🙂
I’m a Mozy.com man myself. Cost me $88 for 2 years (there are plenty of coupons available online) and it works completely in the background. Brilliant service.
David – I would love to use Mozy, but it took weeks and weeks to even backup a tiny amount (for me), so I have been looking for other options. Thinking of trying iDrive soon.
I am a happy Backblaze user. After my neighbor, and my sister came to me with their blown-up hard drives (Help!) I decided I’d better do something.
Yeah, the upload takes a while, but once it’s done it’s not a big deal. I like how simple it is to use.
I like how simple it is too, but it was just taking way too long. My connection speed doesn’t help any, but I still thought it was too slow. Looking forward to getting higher speeds when I move!
I’ve been a Mozy user since beta, or should I say WAS a Mozy user. There customer and support service has gone so far downhill, I would say it’s non-existent. It was good at one time – I’ll give them that. It seems in my time with them, I would have at least a twice-a-year problem where my back-ups weren’t backing up. And this year, getting help was infuriating. There were times I thought my 140GB were back-up and then one day, it only showed 80GB and started backing up all over (it could take DAYS to a week to back-up 60GB to Mozy).
My advice – stay away.