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« on: March 11, 2010, 18:13 »
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Storing a backup of my photos on a different location is something I've been toying with for a while now.

I came across Mozy.com, and they seem to be reasonably priced. Does anyone have any experiences / alternatives for storing backups online? How reliable are such services?

ETA: changed the topic into something more generic. Original title: Mozy.com - Does anyone use them
« Last Edit: March 12, 2010, 17:43 by taglist »


« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 18:35 »
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I've been using mozy for some time now. Never had any problems, used it to reupload some files I deleted.Feel less anxious about losing my images due to computer crash. I think it's a smart way of backing up files.

« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 17:41 »
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I've been using mozy for some time now. Never had any problems, used it to reupload some files I deleted.Feel less anxious about losing my images due to computer crash. I think it's a smart way of backing up files.

Thanks, now even more seriously considering getting an account!

« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 17:59 »
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Are you planning to sign up for a personal account or business account? 

I don't know that I could justify a personal account since I would be uploading my stock images.

« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2010, 18:12 »
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Do you want to store images you already uploaded to agencies or raw files used to produce them? None of online storage sites give you enough storage for second one :-)

« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2010, 18:24 »
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Mozy is unlimited storage.

« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2010, 18:27 »
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Mozy is slow as hell, get a own Amazon S3 Storage Account and use a free or cheap Backup Software for backing up!

« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2010, 18:50 »
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Are you planning to sign up for a personal account or business account? 

I don't know that I could justify a personal account since I would be uploading my stock images.

@lisa: I can't justify a personal account, either, so I'm considering a pro account.


Do you want to store images you already uploaded to agencies or raw files used to produce them? None of online storage sites give you enough storage for second one :-)

@melastmohican: As far as I've understood, the personal account has unlimited storage, the pro account seems to be charging you $0,50 per GB (on top of the standard fee). I'm thinking to store the JPEGs of my stock images, and zipped TIFFs of my assigned work.


Mozy is slow as hell, get a own Amazon S3 Storage Account and use a free or cheap Backup Software for backing up!

@Amos: Intersting. I'll look into that, too, Thanks! Need to do some digging, don't quite understand what they mean with with the Requests?

« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2010, 19:04 »
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I found mozy too slow and you have to pay extra if you want to use more than 1 computer.  I just use the free version of dropbox now and a portable hard drive that I can take with me.

« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2010, 20:11 »
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I'm using Amazon's S3 storage for backing up my vector files. They charge based on how much storage space you use. Right now I'm only paying .36 a month.

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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2010, 21:42 »
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I tried Fabrik http://backup.fabrik.com/ (which I think uses Mozy as the backend) and it works great if you have GB of data. I have over a TB and the initial load was too long.

I have an Acer Windows Home Server for auto-backup plus a 2TB brick I store in a fireproof media safe.

I've also been looking into Photoshelter as a backup.

« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2010, 05:20 »
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I'm using Amazon's S3 storage for backing up my vector files. They charge based on how much storage space you use. Right now I'm only paying .36 a month.


$0,36 a month sounds more than reasonable :) How much data have you stored at amazon?


I tried Fabrik http://backup.fabrik.com/ (which I think uses Mozy as the backend) and it works great if you have GB of data. I have over a TB and the initial load was too long.

I have an Acer Windows Home Server for auto-backup plus a 2TB brick I store in a fireproof media safe.

I've also been looking into Photoshelter as a backup.


I think I'll pass the TB of data I'd like to store away from my computer and server soon, or at least wouldn't feel comfortable running into such issues when I do, so thanks for the info, very useful!


For now, the Amazon S3 seems the best option. But I'm unsure about what they mean by requests - As in they charge you $0,01 for every 1000 calls to their servers, even when you're just trying to list the files you've stored there? So, if you have 10.000 files backed up at the Amazon S3 servers, and you're trying to get a list of the files, without changing them, it'll cost you $0,10? How does that work in real life? How often are the files listed?

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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2010, 07:13 »
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mostphotos  ;D otherwise, I can't find any use for that site

it's free, it has FTP upload and allows to download all your pictures in a single zip file
« Last Edit: March 13, 2010, 07:16 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2010, 07:16 »
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http://www.backblaze.com/

I do not use it but I heard very good reviews on them. It's 5$ a month by computer.

« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2010, 08:47 »
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http://www.backblaze.com/

I do not use it but I heard very good reviews on them. It's 5$ a month by computer.

I use Backblaze and am very happy with it.

« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2010, 08:50 »
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I use Isyndica as a backup 20GB for $79.9 a year, works for photos, videos and audio and you can also syndicate,promote and manage your portfolio.
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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2010, 09:25 »
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I use Amazon S3 for backup copy of my best sellers and most important files.

I use 2 external hard drives for backup, when they are full they are taken away from my house

Fotonaut

« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2010, 09:42 »
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I use Dropbox (brilliant), MobileMe (crap) and Box.net (good for sharing files). And Time Machine. Plus a home server with external 12 bay FW800 mirrored RAID hard drives. Would like to add a backup server in another house, but with only DSL "broadband" there is no point to that yet.

Tried Mozy (and BingoDisk), some years ago, but at that time neither provided what I needed.

« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2010, 10:39 »
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My DSL provider bundles online storage with DSL and phone. I recently upgraded my plan and will definately try their online storage.
I get 1015 GB storage space, 16 Mbit DSL, stationary phone base fee + mobile-to-stationary flatrate with their SIM card.
Everything for 34,99 per month, I think it wasn't a bad deal.
 

« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2010, 14:56 »
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I'm using Amazon's S3 storage for backing up my vector files. They charge based on how much storage space you use. Right now I'm only paying .36 a month.


$0,36 a month sounds more than reasonable :) How much data have you stored at amazon?


I'm storing about 2.5 GB. They charge $0.15 per GB. Here's a link to the actual pricing info http://aws.amazon.com/s3/

« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2010, 19:05 »
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What about http://adrive.com? They give 50G free storage with their basic plan.

« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2010, 03:01 »
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Another free one I use is icloud.  They also do 100GB for $39.99.
http://icloud.com

« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2010, 06:28 »
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I use Mozy!  Set it and forget!  Back's up for me every night!  Great service!

« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2010, 07:24 »
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Hi all,
since a couple of years I've been using Carbonite Online Backup, unlimited storage available and automatic backup... set up your folders and forget it! Check it out, free trial http://www.carbonite.com/trial_signup/


 

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