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2017-09-04T14:36:00Z
Paul Cottey - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
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What alternative are you going to use now that the home version of Crashplan is being discontinued?

I am seriously bummed out that the home version of Crashplan is being discontinued next year because I loved having enterprise-class backup available at home.  I understand focusing on the business world, but I wondered what alternative you have chosen to replace the home version of Crashplan.  I have read all the reviews of the competitors.  What I am interested in is what you have actually done.  Thanks!

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Senior Vice President Cloud and Hosting Sales at Acronis
Vendor
2017-10-05T13:32:49Z
05 October 17

All, you should try Acronis True Image. There is both a cloud and on premises version. You can find awards, reviews and testimonials here: https://www.acronis.com/en-us/company/awards/#reviews. And I am happy to answer any questions.

GM
Senior Systems Engineer with 11-50 employees
User
2017-10-11T15:10:08Z
11 October 17

We are currently using the free version of Crashplan PC to PC to backup Terminal Server files offsite (for file level backups only). We have setup a Windows 10 PC as the remote backup destination and so we're using Crashplan Backup to a Friend. My client does not want to backup to any public cloud an so this is why we have it setup with a "private cloud".
I've tried finding a replacement solution to the above and the only product I found which may potentially replace Crashplan PC to PC is an open source solution called UrBackup. (https://www.urbackup.org/). Haven't had time to test this product yet but according to the manual it should do the job. The only support available for this is through the community of users.
Good luck to everyone.

it_user566670 - PeerSpot reviewer
Group Manager Information Services with 51-200 employees
User
2017-10-06T05:15:42Z
06 October 17

While you've read the reviews of alternatives, it's helpful to read a criteria-based comparison of the top alternatives. According to Top Ten Reviews this is what they say: http://www.toptenreviews.com/services/internet/best-online-storage-services/ Carbonite not placed here this year.

PeerSpot user
CTO, CSO,CISO and Principal Consultant at a university
Consultant
2017-10-05T16:40:38Z
05 October 17

I could assist but need to understand what platform do you use at home and what is on your network. The most important question center on securing your devices while doing backups not just creating the backups. This is especially true if you interact with your business from home as your sector is very appealing to hackers. I am a CISO and have been a CIO and understand your business vector. Your email and login credentials are highly visible in your backups and must be protected.

Regards!

it_user84372 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Administrator with 10,001+ employees
Vendor
2017-10-05T15:59:14Z
05 October 17

Hi Paul,
Let me start by saying each person has unique requirements when it comes to backup. How many machines to back up, total backup size, if mobile device backups are desired, or other additional features. You don't provide any requirements so let me just share what has been working for me.

First off, I used CrashPlan a few years back. I loved the features but found the backup client needed too much memory and bogged down my computer. My computer was an older model so I had to search for something that worked better for me.

Currently I use 2 backups. IDrive is my primary and I use CloudBerry Backup to backup to AWS Glacier.

I strongly recommend that you check out IDrive. I have found the backup software to be reliable and it has great features. You can sign up for a trial to test it out at no cost. There is an offer now for 90% off for people switching cloud backup providers.
Features:
- 2TB of backups shared among MULTIPLE computers and mobile (IOS and Andriod) devices
- Additional 2TB for a SYNC drive, this works similar to a One Drive
- Supports multiple OS including Windows, Mac and Linux
- Supports Synology, QNAP and other SANS (caution: features vary by brand and model, low end units are not supported)
Other features which I have not used yet
- Backup pictures from Facebook and Instagram (not sure if manual or automatic)
- Backup files from Office 365 (manual, need to login to initiate backup)
- Purchase (extra cost) of ethernet connected hard drive to give you both on premises and cloud based backups (benefit here is immediate and quick restore capability)
- They provide FREE of charge up to 3TB drive to perform initial backup once per year
- A hard drive restore option is available for $60 for disaster recovery (express shipping options also available at extra cost)

Then there is CloudBerry Backup which is a Do It Yourself (DIY) setup.
Purchase the application and connect it to one of many cloud providers. The application will backup your files to the cloud provider of your choice. This can be cheaper for smaller backups but for 1TB or larger backups you will save money using IDrive.
Details on CloudBerry
- Purchase 1 license per computer
- Flexibility to use any cloud storage you like (you will pay for these separately)
- Limitation of 1TB of source (if I recall correctly the company limits the base version of the software to 1TB)

As I mentioned in the beginning, it all depends on your requirements.

Hope this is helpful to you and to others.

Tim Linerud - PeerSpot reviewer
Professional Services Consultant at Cloudian Inc
Real User
2017-10-05T15:35:26Z
05 October 17

Atempo has a product called Live Navigator that offers CDP for desktops and laptops.

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IT at NaRede 365
Consultant
2017-10-05T14:53:46Z
05 October 17

I'm looking for the replacement to. I have Crashplan Family account and believe that there are nothing that will replace on functionality/price aspect.

PeerSpot user
Infrastructure Expert with 5,001-10,000 employees
Vendor
2017-10-05T13:31:09Z
05 October 17

BackBlaze will be an expensive solution compared to Crashplan Home if you have several computers to be backed up

Paul Cottey - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2017-10-05T13:22:57Z
05 October 17

Thanks, Jey9210. I am leaning toward Backblaze, and want to check out iDrive and any other ideas people have. I appreciate the response!

it_user421134 - PeerSpot reviewer
Backup Administrator at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Vendor
2017-10-05T13:18:30Z
05 October 17

Druva's InSync product.

JK
Technology and Information Systems Manager at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2017-10-05T13:16:10Z
05 October 17

I have been using BackBlaze (www.backblaze.com) for a while now for personal .

JK
Technology and Information Systems Manager at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2017-10-05T11:14:29Z
05 October 17

Try BackBlaze https://www.backblaze.com/

Paul Cottey - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
2017-10-05T10:31:04Z
05 October 17

Thanks, Stefano. Thanks, Johnny.

OneDrive seems more focused on Windows and on storage and less on Macs and backup, and I don't have plans to have an Office 365 account for home.

I will take a look at iDrive. Thanks for the details and the suggestion.

Paul

it_user10158 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Technical coordinator at a engineering company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2017-10-05T08:55:34Z
05 October 17

Hello,
Our company is working on a POC considering to Use Microsoft OneDrive for Business (related to Office 365) and use it as a backup solutions for PC client.
OneDrive for Business provide 1TB space dedicated to every PC client.
In the POC they are moving all Windows users folders (MyDocuments, Desktop etc.) under OneDrive folder to obtain a sort of user backup.
One Drive support file versioning that could be useful to restore files autonomously in case of human errors.

PeerSpot user
Infrastructure Expert with 5,001-10,000 employees
Vendor
2017-10-05T08:33:07Z
05 October 17

Sadly I am in the same situation as you are.

I did some research, including yearly cost, and I myself is moving to iDrive.com

I have 1 large Desktop computer and 5 laptops with around 2,6 TB of protected data in my CrashPlan account.

I did find several offers that were technically interesting, but they came with a cost increase of factor 15-20 times as high as my current payment to CrashPlan.

iDrive seems to work find, plus I now can backup our mobile devices.

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