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Posted 1/1/2013 by scrappyethel in Digital Scrapbooking
 

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Posted: 1/1/2013 5:51:11 PM
Do you use Mozy online backup or other online suggestions?
I am wondering if I choose an online backup program can you tell it just certain folders to backup and skip total computer backup? Reason I ask I attempted once before but the initial backup did whole laptop and was taking DAYS on end and I got out of it. I just want photo back up and digi kits any suggestions? Thanks


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Posted: 1/1/2013 6:06:06 PM
I use Crashplan for my PC. I tried Mozy too, and gave up after three weeks trying to do the initial download. Crashplan will send you a "seed" EHD (I really have never understood why they call it a seed!) for an extra fee (I think it's about $100? But worth it IMHO) and you do your initial back-up to the EHD and mail it back to them. They upload your data from the seed EHD and then start your back-up and it's super fast and easy, and then runs in the background. Another advantage to Crashplan is that they will back up from an EHD, not only your main hard drive. This mattered to me because I use the PSE Organizer on my PC, and the only way to back up the catalog is to back it up to an EHD. So I really wanted an online back-up of my EHD so I could have extra security for the PSE Organizer catalog.

HTH!



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Posted: 1/1/2013 8:12:35 PM
I use Backblaze. You can specify folders not to include in the back up. I did everything except digikits for the first back up which took a month then I did the digikits afterwards which took another month. It works in the background, so long as the computer is switched on, or you can pause it if you think it is interfering with your internet speed whilst you are working then set it backing up again when you are away from the screen.

I have a slow internet anyway. Also, to give you an idea, I have 232,000 files equating to 252,000 mb backed up. Since the initial back ups it just keeps going in the background. Note that it only saves what you have on your hard drive. You can't use it as excess storage, as when you delete off the hard drive it will then delete off the back up.

I'm in the UK and the EHD option isn't available here.





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Posted: 1/1/2013 9:17:49 PM
I use Crash Plan but it has been 4-5 weeks--I think I am finally close to having everything backed up.


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Posted: 1/1/2013 9:20:26 PM
Thanks for your advise. Have a blessed day.


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