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Using Crashplan Free to backup local desktops to my WHS2011 vs. WHS2011 Backup Service


theamazontom

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Can you elaborate on "... using symbiotic links"?

The short of it all is that Crashplan does not natively support backing up to a NAS or network share, even if you map it to a drive letter. Symbolic links allows you to point a local folder to a network folder. Suffice to say that this sort of fools Crashplan into thinking that it is writing to a local folder where in fact, the data written to the said folder is effectively redirected to the shared network folder by the OS.

 

More info here:

http://civildigest.com/2012/05/crashplan-and-network-backup/ (Option 2)

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Al_Borges

Crashplan free has these restrictions, although you can still back up computer to Computer across a network using the "invite friend's computer " feature.

 

Crashplash plus doesn't have these restrictions, even with the smallest data plan. It also gives the ability to have multiple backup sets so its pretty flexible.

 

 

 

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Just had a look: $2/mo for the lowest cost CP is pretty good. If online backup isn't really needed it's a viable option.

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awraynor

I found the CrashPlan backup to local drive option to be a bit intense on resources.

Went back to Altaro Backup FS, a Time Machine like software for windows.

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I found the CrashPlan backup to local drive option to be a bit intense on resources.

Went back to Altaro Backup FS, a Time Machine like software for windows.

Never noticed any performance degradation with CrashPlan running.

 

Wow, Altaro ain't cheap/

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awraynor

I bought it on a BitsDuJour special at half-price so that helped.

The online backup portion was reasonable, but for some reason

when I used the local backup to external hard drive it was a

bit more needy.

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