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I have used several cloud backup services, and for the most part they are all the same. My first cloud backup service I used was Mozy, who actually used to be a sponsor of the show. I switched away from Mozy when they moved away from their unlimited backup plan.
The company I switched over to was Crashplan. They were at the time, and still are at the time of this writing, the most affordable cloud backup service. Home users can get an unlimited Crashplan+ account for about $3 per month. That is not the coolest thing about them though. The coolest thing is they allow you to backup to your own storage, or to your friend's computer for FREE!
In this episode, I talk about what you need to do to get together with a friend or family member to use the free version of Crashplan to create your own cloud backup solution.
The NAS I mention in the episode that I recommend is the NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra 2, which goes for about $260 on Amazon without disks. It can hold two 3TB disks, and can be configured in RAID 1 or RAID 0.
What do you use to backup your important home files? Do you have a method for taking it offsite in case of a fire? If not, are you going to try this Crashplan solution? Let us know in the comments!
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