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The backup solution for my family and for my business

I want to write about this now, you can benefit from it, and because I have been thinking about it for so long. Yesterday, at 2 am, I found the solution. The thing is, ever since I started my marketing businessΒ (the site is in Norwegian), I have thought a lot about how I should have a backup of all my files.

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To make a long story short; one of my friends updated his Facebook with the news that he had bought a one-year subscription for CrashPlanΒ at a huge discount on Black Friday.

Since I’ve been looking for a backup solution, and I had never heard of CrashPlan, I decided to take a closer look at the offer. The first thing I discovered was that the discount was amazing. It was 94% off the regular price, and after reading about the service for about 5 minutes, I decided to buy the CrashPlan+ family unlimited service. This means that I can backup unlimited data for up to 10 computers. And the price I paid? Well, it was almost too good to be true.

The Black Friday discount is still available

I paid $12.94 for one year of full online data backup for all our computers and unlimited data (regular price was $120). And so far, it works great. I haven’t tried to restore anything yet, but it’s been backing up everything I have on my computers for many hours already. You should take a look at the offer, because the price is increasing during the weekend, but as I’m writing this, it’s still 65 hours left, and the discount is 83% off.

Dropbox is awesome, but I need more

I have been using the free version ofΒ Dropbox for a long time, and most of the files I am using on a weekly basis are stored in dropbox. This way my files are synced between all my computers, and I have access to my files on my iPhone and on my iPad as well. I am using the free version of Dropbox and it’s just amazing. But I need backup of everything, from the family photos, to the movies I’ve been recording of my kids, to the work I’m doing for my clients. And the same goes for my wife and kids. I can’t go on without having a proper backup solution, and I’m so happy that I’ve found CrashPlan. I had decided to buy an external hard drive, but right now, I’m thinking that an online solution is a lot better.

Do you use online data backup?



35 responses to “The backup solution for my family and for my business”

  1. It`s is good to know about CrasHplan.I would like to try it and I hope it would be definitely helpful to me.Thanks for the post!

  2. Tim Bonner says:

    Hey Jens

    I use Carbonite to backup online and it sounds pretty similar to Crashplan. Great discount you got there my friend!

    I also use Dropbox, particularly to backup my WordPress files, but also for images and YNAB.

    I should really think about getting an external hard drive too. I remember the last time I looked into they were pretty expensive but boy have they come down in price!

    I really like the way you have your blog set up by the way Jens. I meant to tell you before. It looks really clean and professional.

    Is your kitchen finished now?

    Tim

    • I have heard a lot of great things about Carbonite Tim, but I have never tried it. At the moment, I’m thinking about if I need an external hd or not. I am now using CrashPlan and it seems to be working great, but should I use both an online data backup service and an external hd (and dropbox)? I’m not sure if we can be too concerned when it comes to our data πŸ™‚

      • Sue Neal says:

        Hi there – I also use Carbonite – I’ve thankfully never had to retrieve data from it, but it seems to back things up very efficiently. I’m also about to set up a manual back-up on an external hard drive. I subscribe to blogvault to back up my blog, as well as doing regular manual backups. The thought of losing all my data is more than I can bear – I think belt and braces are definitely called for, if only to give me a good night’s sleep!

        Sue

        • I’m thinking of buying an external harddrive and use Carbonite. I need to have several solutions for my data, and online backup is great, but I don’t trust a company with all my backup. I need to have a drive at my office as well πŸ™‚

  3. Josh says:

    Hi Jens,

    Thanks for the tip. It sounds like a great deal. Am going to go check it out now.

  4. jeniffer says:

    well said,
    Thanks for the great information.

  5. Carolyn says:

    Hi Jens, Wow, you got a great deal on Crash Plan! Backing up your data is very important and it’s great that CrashPlan does it for your entire family.

    I have Dropbox and I’m now saving all of my data to Dropbox so I have it backed up and handy on all of my computers. I have loads of space on Dropbox so I’m not worried about filling it up. But Crash Plan sounds like a wonderful service, Jens. I will be sharing this post with others so they can benefit from this great deal!

  6. Aasma says:

    I also use Dropbox free version. Though I don’t have huge data to backup as of now so free version is enough for me. πŸ™‚

  7. Jerry says:

    Hi,
    I think you made a great deal with the black Friday discount, it’s fantastic. Unfortunately for me it’s a little bit late to benefit from discount now and i will keep looking for new articles !

  8. Justin says:

    Hi Jens,
    $12.94 is a really low price to pay for having a years worth of back-up. I will look into Crash Plan and perhaps get myself a subscription.

  9. Bryan says:

    I don’t have a large data to back up to but CrashPlan might help me in the future. Good to know this.

  10. Rogier Noort says:

    For the most important files I still use Dropbox. My free storage has grown to 6.25 GB, so I’m not complaining.
    CrashPlan prices are very competitive and for sure something to consider in the future. Thanks for letting us know…

    • Wow, you’ve received lots of referalls to Dropbox then. I only have 3.5 GB so I’m still way too short when it comes to backing up everything. I have all my documents in Dropbox, but I’m still not moving my images and videos. And Crashplan backs up everything, I even think that it backs up my settings and the software. This way I can just do a restore if things crash πŸ™‚

  11. Jens,
    I believe you require a clear cloud storage with large file volume. Just few days before I did posted about CUBBY at my site http://www.mediacrayon.com/cubby and surely you can have try. Till last week it was Beta and free and now going live. Their features and automated data backup options looks awesome and just try out.

    I preferably like their automated folder level sync and Multi computer file management looks really great.

    Just have a try. Thanks

    • That sounds like an awesome service. I’ll take a closer look at it. I am very satisfied with both Dropbox and Crashplan so far, and I’m probably going to buy and external hd as well. This way I’m close to 100% going to get my data back if things crash πŸ™‚

  12. Scottie says:

    Since I don’t have much files to back up yet, I use Dropbox for my files. But I will be checking on this one, it looks like a good deal.

    • That was what I was using as well. But since Dropbox is more a way to manually back up things, and sync files across devices, I needed something that will back up my settings and the things I forget to move to dropbox πŸ™‚

  13. Andrew says:

    Already I’ve started using Dropbox. It’s too cool experience for me. Actually it’s time to think alter, such as using online storage device aside HDD/ Flash Drive.
    thanks a lot for this post.

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