I'm interested in the idea too. 🙂
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Does CrashPlan support command line backup client for backup?
you need the GUI for the initial setup, although that GUI can be running on a different machine. once it's set up there's a daemon process that runs and does the actual backup work.
i'l like it if they had proper CLI support, but i can deal with their solution that lets me use my laptop to configure my server (even if i have to edit an INI file to do it.)
i'll not say crashplan is the best, but it does have proper linux support compared to backblaze so that's a huge plus in my books.
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@accalia Thank you for information. That sounds some inconvenient but may be good solution specially in budgets.
Also let me introduce good and secure backup solution for a server.
It's B2 Cloud storage by the BlackBlaze.
This is similar with Amazon S3 rather than the CrashPlan or BlackBlaze backup.
And quite cheap than S3.
I did't implement this for my servers, but be seriously considering.
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My last comment about either Backblaze or Crashplan, Crashplan did not work well for me. I am a Mac user and their app is java based and used a terrible amount of RAM and CPU time for me. I do like the fact that crashplan keeps deleted files forever (or until you tell them to go away) where as Backblaze only keeps a deleted file for 30 days before it disappears. But the end result was that my Mac was running like a dog w/ Crashplan but not with Backblaze.
I am a Mac user and their app is java based and used a terrible amount of RAM and CPU time for me.
I can't say i've noticed this on any of my installs. I will monitor this more closely in future.
I do like the fact that crashplan keeps deleted files forever (or until you tell them to go away) where as Backblaze only keeps a deleted file for 30 days before it disappears
I actually like this, it means that i can't accidentally delete a file beyond all recovery, although i do understand why one would be less than enthusiastic about that feature.
But the end result was that my Mac was running like a dog w/ Crashplan but not with Backblaze
Well as my mentor once said:
A backup that's not tested regularly isn't a backup, and a backup that degrades user performance is a waste of effort.
so, i can agree with you there at least.
I'm personally fond of DO snapshots. I always keep backups on a server w/ a DB, but I perform a DO snapshot before and after maintenance. They take forever to run, but I like knowing that no matter how screwed things get, I can roll back to that point - even on a new droplet in the same region. Plus, they're free.
How about some oldschool email backups?
I get an email everyday from my machine with a copy of all MySQL & Redis databases.
@AOKP All depends on how large your backups are. Loads of email clients have size limits on attachment size.
Loads of email clients have size limits on attachment size.
and the ones that don't have limits usually balk at a multi gigabyte attachment for other reasons.
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Lets go onto more horror stories, As some of you know I have a dedicated server in my house, since he I like a high power bill . While I was doing some maintenance on my server like cleaning out accumulated dust and so on. I decided to take a in the RAID cage. See if anything has gone in there. while working on the server I nearly tipped it over. But what was on top of them? 2 1TB HDD's in raid 0. (Yes... Raid 0, of all the things I could have chosen...) Both HDD's died, and currently have a older 2TB HDD in my server without any Raid. Lost some good data from those drives.
fyi, page seems to be broken. I can't download, keep getting js errors. Tried different browsers too.