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One More (Computer) thing - MozyPro Sucking

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Greschner 4, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Greschner 4

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    We've been using MozyPro for many years and it's been fine. But as of late, it has really sucked. Backups don't always back up and Mozy Sync has been extremely unreliable (read: not working all the time).

    But the last couple weeks, it has really sucked. I called support (5th time in 3 weeks) and after being reminded that Carbonite bought Mozy, the rep. had to remind himself they we were on a recorded line because he clearly wanted to convey, GTFO. They've laid off 200 people, there aren't nearly enough engineers to service the transition (and mitigate problems), so the migration to the Carbonite platform has not been smooth.

    So, what other cloud storage options do you recommend that has a "sync" option for file sharing with other company users? And to be clear, were a very small "executive benefit" shop that doesn't require all the tech sophistication that has been suggested.

    I guess the other question I neglected to ask, for those using Carbonite, how's it working out for you? TIA
     
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  2. Greschner 4

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    Anybody use IDrive? It's seems to get good reviews?
     
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    Spanz NES Member

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    i too am curious. Would like somewhere online to dump a shit ton of pictures and other stuff, but it needs to be rock solid reliable. From what i see....these cloud storage services are going tits up every day
     
  4. hminsky

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    Google Drive?
     
  5. Greschner 4

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    Spoke to another customer service tech this morning as the service continues to fail. Essentially, he said: I've got my problems, you've got yours! lolz
     
  6. JayMcB

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    Get a company account of Microsoft OneDrive and Cloudfinder as your archive solution. Done.

    idrive sucks
     
  7. chrbla2000

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    Microsoft OneDrive is pretty good IMO. Not sure if you're paying for an O365 account already, but if you are, then start using OneDrive, it's included. You can restore files, restore a specific version of the file, and share via email address if you aren't using AD, by username if you are.
     
  8. Greschner 4

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    The filing sharing (sync) is an incredibly useful tool. Does OneDrive provide for this?
     
  9. chrbla2000

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    Yeah, you can get granular with file sharing in OneDrive, from sharing your entire OneDrive, to a sub-folder, to an individual file. You can also put a OneDrive client on your phone and have access to your files on the go.
     
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    You're talking about like 25 bucks a month for a company one drive with archiving at a file level forever.

    If you need to skinflint lower than coffee money......mark up the 'executive benefits' by a buck apiece
     
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    Self-hosted Nextcloud on a VPS somewhere
     
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    I use Backblaze, but I don't use their desktop software, I do full backup every week and 15 min snap shots to a Synology NAS -> Backblaze. I have used Carbonite it's good, but I needed full backups at the time they only offered non system files.
     
  13. Greschner 4

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    This is about shit working, not skinflinting - though I am a card carrying skinflintonian.
     
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    I've been using something you've probably never heard of for several years now, sync.com. You pick a folder on a drive, and whatever files are in it get sync'ed to this service, with end to end encryption. It resembles dropbox, but without all the watching what you're doing and banning you for false positives on allegedly copyrighted files. I just make sure whatever files I need automatically backed up to place in the sync drive.
     
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    We've got over 1000 desks on it.....so it's not a lightly-given recommendation.
     
  16. Greschner 4

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    Moved all the units to 365 - working great. OneDrive has been fantastic. Faster than MozySync and having it on your phone is a nice feature.

    Now that I've been migrated from MozyPro to Carbonite, my assessment is that Carbonite really sucks. Backups and file restores are slow and who the hell wants deleted files on your file restores. Any thoughts on Acronis? It does provide 365/OneDrive backups.
     
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    Well there's a shocker. Now that you've proven Carbonite sucks, I suggest you go prove that CrashPlan sucks even worse. [rofl]

    Then get cloudfinder, and be done.
     
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    I had checked it out previously, but can't seem to find an online link to purchase Cloudfinder.
     
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    I used dropbox for years, but they abandoned us Linux users.

    Spideroak is my current goto
     

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