[Ukfreebsd] online backup recommendation

James O'Gorman james at netinertia.co.uk
Sat Jul 14 16:48:48 BST 2012

On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 01:43:51PM +0100, Vincent Hoffman wrote:
> On 14/07/2012 13:06, Duncan Barclay wrote:
> > All,
> >
> > Can people recommend any Unix and Windows compatible on-line backup.
> > this is for personal use, in the order of 25-50GB.
> Not really a recommendation as I havent used it but maybe tarsnap?
> http://www.tarsnap.com/
> Only does windows via cygwin though, on the plus side is its developed
> by cpercival at freebsd.org

I use tarsnap and it works fine and is very cheap. I throw $10 at it
every 3 or 4 months, but if you're not storing a lot of data and aren't
using much bandwidth on a regular basis $10 would probably last you a
year or longer.

Currently it only has the tarsnap(1) utility, which works virtually
identical to tar(1). As a hobby project I'm working on a web frontend to
this as I've got lots of archives.

I'm also using CrashPlan for all our desktops and laptops at home and
can highly recommend it. It's multi-platform. I believe they have
FreeBSD support but I've not tried it. In any case most of it runs as
Java apps so I don't see why it wouldn't work on FreeBSD.


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