So having listened to many great MPU podcasts the software Backblaze was highly recommended multiple times. I installed this on my system but it does not seem to me to give me enough transparency.
Now I have/currently using IDrive and Dropbox for keeping all my data files.
This came into use last June Y2017 when my laptop and Ipad was stolen in LA.
I really did not miss a beat. I bought a new laptop and then downloaded all my purchased software from the App store, got all my files back in Dropbox and the rest of the items restored from iDrive
IDrive lets you look and restore to an individual file level.
Now I purchased a one-year subscription at $69.00 for 2T (That was an investment that paid for itself many times over) but their published pricing scheme seems a bit higher hence I was shopping for a possible better solution.
My few days experience with Backblaze leave me wanting. Wanting to see what is being backed up and the ability to individually restore.
On the Dropbox front, I had to switch over to Dropbox business that costs a minimum of $60.00 that allows a team of 4 members the minimum size, but one thing Dropbox does is saves many versions of files. This has saved my ass a number of times when for some reason some of my Excel files get corrupted and I was easily able to get on the Dropbox web access and get the previous version of the file.
I absolutely love Dropbox and they have added great functionality whereas say I am working on a Excel file and somebody else opens that file it lets me know who that is and what they are doing and I can send them a message stating that I am working on the file.
Now I use to use Sharepoint but it was such a PIA checking out/checking in. I heard from a colleague that Microsoft’s Teams allows concurrent editing of Office Suite files. Very cool, but everyone must be on the Office365 ecosystem. I think Microsoft sees the writing on the wall and at least are developing collaboration tools for the future.
It is becoming very difficult to buy software now a days and I think the future it will be impossible as the purchase business model is unsustainable whereas the pay for use model is. This is the future of software and we just need to get used to it.
But I digress…
I just wanted to put it out to the group what cloud-based backup service/software is being used?
State that I am very pleased with iDrive and have used it under fire it worked great.
Previously, I also had bad experiences with Time Machine so I got rid of that local backup software