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The new Backblaze report is out.
These are getting worse each time. The purpose is to draw attention to their service as advertising. It's sad. They use them to promote their business. I kind of take some objection to them knowing the real purpose of them.

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These are getting worse each time. The purpose is to draw attention to their service as advertising. It's sad. They use them to promote their business. I kind of take some objection to them knowing the real purpose of them.
Totally agree with your opinion.

free advertising and a gotcha gimmick to lure average customers to buy their service.
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Totally agree with your opinion.

free advertising and a gotcha gimmick to lure average customers to buy their service.
Too bad none of those backup services like Backblaze has sufficient upload bandwidth for me to use them as an off-site backup for my server. One Drive is now unlimited free storage, but the uploads are slow and the files are limited to 10 GB. Backblaze and Crash Plan both have the same issue for me. They eliminate the hard cap I have with One Drive on file size and number of files in the queue, but the amount of time it would take to upload the files makes them impractical as a solution. When my estimated time to completion is fluctuating between 9-13 months, its time for a different solution.

I may just get a small storage box for all of my externals and store it off property somewhere. That would keep most of my collection securely backed-up, but still leave whatever is on the current external at risk. That could be nothing, it could be close to 5 TB of data, it would just depend on timing.
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I thought Crashplan allowed you to send them drives. Has anyone sent in drives to Crashplan over time to backup a large collection?
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I thought Crashplan allowed you to send them drives. Has anyone sent in drives to Crashplan over time to backup a large collection?
Crashplan allows the use of a seed drive for those who are making their initial upload. The drive is one provided by them, not the user, and they keep it when the process is complete. That drive is 1 TB. It would indeed help with knocking out a portion of the backup, but not a significant enough portion when compared to the amount of storage I would need. It is also only good for the initial backup. Users already backing up to CP cannot order a seed drive later to make a "quick dump".

I looked into Amazon's glacier storage, which is actually an aggressively priced paid solution. Even with their dirt-cheap prices though, the eventual monthly cost to me was going to be prohibitive. If I could afford the Amazon solution, I would be living in a house with a much bigger, professionally developed home theatre instead of the one I am in with a theatre I am building myself by pieces.
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That sucks. I didn't realize it was only a one time deal.
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