Another online backup question: SOS, crashplan, backblaze for home user?

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I'm looking for an online backup for non-computer-clued-in people. I've been having a lot of trouble making a decision. SOSBackup seems to be the darling of the ad-sponsored PC magazines (makes me suspicious - have those guys been throwing around tickets for Jamaican software evaluation trips?). I can't find anyone who has actually used SOSBackup, though. Most people seem to be using either crashplan or backblaze.

Any suggestions? This would be for a non-PC-literate home user. A Mac backup client would be a plus.
 
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I use Crashplan and I have been pretty happy. My father in law isn't very computer literate but he seems to be pretty happy with it as well.
 

Nocturnal

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Currently using Backblaze but just found out that all of my ISOs have not been backed up. Not blaming Backblaze but just a fyi. I am trying out Carbonite right now. They allow backing up of ISOs.
 

Trepidati0n

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wow that's pretty awesome. i'll have to look into crashplan. thanks

It depends on what you want to do with crashplan as well. You can backup a ton of data on your own network by doing intermachine sharing and then backup critical data to the cloud.
 

linuxizer

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Crashplan seems like the consensus I guess. Looking through, I'm pretty impressed. The local/remote backups look pretty seamless, and the security and operating system support look like they fit my needs (Linux + OS/X + Windows has been a problem in the past). This may be what I need to get me off my butt and start doing remote backups :eek:
 
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Crashplan seems like the consensus I guess. Looking through, I'm pretty impressed. The local/remote backups look pretty seamless, and the security and operating system support look like they fit my needs (Linux + OS/X + Windows has been a problem in the past). This may be what I need to get me off my butt and start doing remote backups :eek:

It took me a month to get mine in the cloude. A storm recently came through and this was the first time I haven't feared for my drives.
 
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