[Ukfreebsd] online backup recommendation

Duncan Barclay dmlb at dmlb.org
Sun Jul 22 10:59:44 BST 2012

On 14/07/2012 16:48, James O'Gorman wrote:
> 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.
> James
Thanks for all your suggestions.  Tarsnap not quite what I am looking 
for as I want to run this on machines that don't have Cygwin. I'll look 
at CrashPlan in more detail.



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