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    What Cloud Backup for teachers home machine

    I've ateacher been bitten and now wants a foolproof auto backup for home machine

    Can you recommend any that you use?

    They'll pay money out!

    regards

    Simon

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    Sorry there is two distinct questions here. Fool proof and teacher should not be used in same question. Skydrive good option, or office 365 sharepoint

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    What about using dropbox? Get them to drag stuff over that they need to backup - that's what I usually do with teachers home machines.

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    I've just brought this for home pc for mainly photos works well does the job

    http://www.monstercloud.co.uk/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    I've a teacher been bitten and now wants a foolproof auto backup for home machine
    BackBlaze. It backs up everything!

    Mozy is not foolproof when it actually comes to restoring data and Dropbox is not designed for backups - it's for syncing data between multiple computers.

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    I'll second Backblaze - $93 for 2 years unlimited isn't bad. I've just starting using them myself. Only slight annoyance is the lack of Linux support.
    Last edited by pete; 24th September 2012 at 10:16 AM.

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    How much (data wise) do they need to backup? There are plenty of good free options such as Skydrive and DropBox, but if it is large amounts then I suppose the answers given must reflect the amount to be stored.

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    SkyDrive is a good bet, shame about the 7GB free limit for new users though

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    You clould try these 4.75/month for 50G, automated backups etc.

    Online Backup and Data Storage for Home Users and Small Business Use

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    Ta - I think BackBlaze is what I'm after - install and forget - only worry about the restore IF they open up the email attachment from FedEx again

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    PS BTW This is the second teacher thats been caught out and ended up with some malaware that seems to encrypt all your documents and photos and demand money to retrieve them

    I can remove the malaware but the data is lost

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    This is the second teacher that's been caught out and ended up with some malware that seems to encrypt all your documents and photos and demand money to retrieve them
    Do you know the name of the malware? Sometimes you can decrypt the encrypted documents.

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    Went back to teachers house today to install BackBlaze and it said it was backing up 25GB of photos!

    So I reset Explorer to show all files inc hidden and voila - there they all were - they'd just simply been hidden!

    So the malaware wasn't as evil as I thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Went back to teachers house today to install BackBlaze and it said it was backing up 25GB of photos!

    So I reset Explorer to show all files inc hidden and voila - there they all were - they'd just simply been hidden!

    So the malaware wasn't as evil as I thought

    Simon
    It's also way easier to code attrib +h /s *.whatever and for 95% of people, that's sufficient to get their cash

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    not as bad as the old virus that loaded your boot sector into ram erased it from disk and then made you play cards with it to restore the boot sector

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