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    Re: External HDD vs Online Backup

    I agree at both. Use the online as a fail safe, and have at least 2 copies locally (in case one fails).

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    Re: External HDD vs Online Backup

    I reinstalled windows last night and moved my crashplan account over to this. Data that hadn't uploaded (mainly a load of pictures from cd) was uploading at 4mb/s from about 10pm until 1am. The rest of the data (around 65Gb of documents) did not have to upload but was detected via the block level check they run on data already uploaded.

    I also use crashplan (2nd account) on my unraid server which means that all my music is also backed up to the cloud and makes backing my machine to the unraid setup a lot easier as well.

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    Re: External HDD vs Online Backup

    I use a mix of both actually. I have all the sensitive data backed-up monthly on a local drive and upload other data on my online Dropbox, skydrive, etc.

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    Re: External HDD vs Online Backup

    In my case it has gotten *slightly* better but still pretty dire. i.e. 1.2-1.3GB to 1.3-1.4GB per day. It's pretty consistent, spanning over several days.

    The thing is that on average, over the year, I may not need a whole lot more than that.

    BUT, I can go weeks without needing to upload, go on a trip, come back with 20GB of RAWS and suddenly have a backlog that'll take a week to clear (during which my laptop need to be permanently connected).

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    Re: External HDD vs Online Backup

    I'd always be worried about the company doing the online backup, closing down so yeah, do both as people suggested!

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