[clug-talk] Offsite Backup Solutions - What are you doing?

Gustin Johnson gustin at echostar.ca
Wed Jun 27 14:14:26 PDT 2007


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I am an extremely happy customer of rsync.net.  They have a variety of
storage packages, good prices, awesome support, and provide a variety of
connection options (DAV, rsync, subversion etc.).  Currently I have
scripts that backup windows and linux machines via rsync.

Cheers,

Dave Watkins wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> I've just started looking at various offsite backup solutions for a couple
> of clients and have been surprised at the pricing offered by some providers.
> One provider quoted me $3900.00 to store 15GB of data initially with all the
> backups and services I'd like. 
> 
> Basically, I have 2 clients in particular that would like to have the
> following:
> 
> 1. store data off site
> 2. incremental backup nightly
> 3. ability to search/recover previous versions of a specific file
> 4. data recovery tool should be relatively simple
> 5. cost effective
> 
> 
> My questions are:
> 
> 1. What solution are you using presently?
> 
> 2. What led you to chose that solution?
> 	a. Pros
> 
> 	b. Cons
> 
> 3. Is your solution a commercial vendor or one you host yourself?
> 
> 4. What are the costs involved?
> 	a. initial setup
> 
> 	b. monthly charges
> 
> 	c. "incident" fees ie: I need help finding x.
> 
> 	d. other
> 
> 5. Is there an OSS solution that is reliable, robust and easily administered
> by the end user?
> 
> 6. Any other comments/suggestions?
> 
> 
> For those of you that would like to remain anonymous you can always email me
> directly if you like. I'll compile the results and post them to the list in
> a generic format with all the identifiers removed if there is a desire for
> such a compilation.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Dave Watkins
> 
> 
> 
> 
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