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Old 03-24-2012, 06:38 PM
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I can't comment on the other online backup co's as I have never used them. What I can say about homepc is the software is really user friendly, they offer unlimited backup space (usually set to 200gb), but can be increased if needed.

No min contract, easy sell to your clients. Uk data servers, nothing is outsourced elsewhere.
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I am wondering just how easy it would be to just hire a server and just do it all in house?

The problem is the online back up industry has become the new cheap hosting industry circa 2005. E.g companies selling unlimited crap hosting and stupidly low prices. Of course it is not sustainable but I do think online backups and the cloud is a market we MUST get into now while it is still emerging.
Its quite simple, but you have all your clients data using your bandwidth, its not as secure and isn't duplicated across different data centers.
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Need to sort this out for an ongoing project I am working on. Ae part of it my clients wants to setup online backup.

The only thing that puts me off homeitbackup is the fact they advertise it as unlimited when there is no such thing. I just wish they just said upto 200gb or what ever.

Reminds of the sort of tactics Fasthosts used to get upto

My idea of doing in all in house wasn't to have it setup in my bedroom but to use a data centre.
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It is unlimited data Ian. The 200Gb 'limit' is the normal upload speed of your connection. Anything over the 200gb, the speed slows down to compensate.

I upload anything up to 500Gb at a time. First backup took literally weeks to do, as it was all from scratch. Now it takes a couple of mins, even at my capped speed rate.
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So there will be no problem with uploading say 1TB of data then? I think that is what my client would need long term.
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nope no problem at all ian. however it will take a long time to upload that amount of data.

speak with peter adkins at the backup co. he may be able to help out, ie back up everything to another drive and courier it over to them, for them to transfer to the data server.
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Yes a long long time, check it with this calculator.

So say a 2Mbs upload speed and 1 TB of data is 44 days

http://www.calctool.org/CALC/prof/co.../transfer_time

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I am not sure exactly what my client wants to back up but I have 400gb worth here and there is two other PCs

Not had a chance to phone today as I have rushed off my feet.
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It's good that your busy again Ian .

Ditto's here, im rushed off my feet again. Feast or Famine in this business, no happy medium at all.
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Had a look thru this last night, and am considering offering something like this thru my small business.

Just curious as to wether any other Aussies are resellers?, and how has the pricing been for them?
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