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 business (the site is in Norwegian), I have thought a lot about how I should have a backup of all my files.
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 CrashPlan 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 of 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?