NemethR wrote in post #17335410
I have heared of a service called CrashPlan, where you can (for $6/month) safely backup basicly unlimited amount of data.
I currently have an internel and an externel HDD both 3TB that I use for storing my pictures.
(The internal is the backup copy of the external.)
So I decided to give CrashPlan a try, (30 days free) but would be interested to see what others think of it (do you guys use it, or is it not worth it?)
Been using it for about 2 months and I love it. Here are my notes for you:
1. It is a huge resource hog. It will require a ceiling of ~1gb per tb you are backing up. So, for my current 4.5tb I have seen spikes of up to 3.9gb of memory usage. But normally it uses 1/4-1/2 that much.
2. It likes to have decent CPU usage if you let it. If you choose to limit it (by default) it will limit its upload speed too. I let mine run loose and it has hit 20% CPU utilization, but that doesn't bother me because my computer is plenty fast.
3. It is slow to upload. I have a 6.3mbps up connection (~60mbps down), and it you limit its CPU usage it hits the full 6.3mbps ~10-20% of the time. If you do not limit the CPU it hits 6.3mbps ~50% of the time. But it never stays at full capacity.
4. Adding to #3, at my upload speed, with the computer on 24/7, starting my service ~2months ago, it just hit 90% backed up of 4.5tb. It takes that long.
5. Yes, it does do NAS, or other networked computers mounted as drives. Requires trickery with Windows. With Macs probably works without doing anything weird. Compare to BackBlaze, its big competitor--that does not do network drives (for good reason, because it essentially lets you avoid more expensive multi-computer accounts by using one single computer as the center.)
6. Does have a client that runs on some NAS. Has one for my Drobo NAS, but I don't use it cause I am afraid of the resource usage.
7. Though the software is a resource hog, it otherwise runs very well. It only crashed once, and other than that has never interfered with my work despite running 100% of the time in the background.
8. The software is very customizable and allows prioritization of sources. I heard BackBlaze is not as configurable, and also forces filtering of certain files.
9. The IOS app is near useless.
10. The web app appears to do what you need it to do. Does allow you to see your current configuration, but changes must be made directly at the client.
So there you go.
PS--I just noticed you are in Hungary. I am gonna guess Crashplan's servers are in America. Your upload speed might be stupid slow due to your distance, seeing that even in America it's already very slow. But I see you are doing the free trial... what kind of speeds are you seeing?