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Thread: Photo storage
12-07-2010, 07:07 PM #1
12-07-2010, 10:29 PM #2
I keep bringing up online storage to my dh, and he is totally against it.
But, after a hard drive crash, a computer virus, and some lost data, I really like the idea.
I have heard of carbonite and mozy -- but other than that, I dont know much at all about how it works
12-08-2010, 08:00 AM #3
After almost losing EVERYTHING on my hard drive, I opted to use Carbonite. I am very happy with it so far. For $55 for an entire YEAR, it automatically backs up all files of your choosing everytime your PC is connected to the internet. It took nearly a month for my first back up to complete, but it happens fairly quickly now. The first takes a while because you're starting from scratch, but once it's all done, Carbonite backs up the new/changed files each time the PC connects to the internet. It is all automatic and behind the scenes. You know a file is backed up because there is a little green dot next to it. I don't know anything about Mozy, but I have heard good things about it too. Bottom line ... I recommend doing something to keep your photo files safe.
12-08-2010, 08:20 AM #4
12-08-2010, 08:56 AM #5
I use Mozy to back up all of my Scrapbook files. Just like Lisa said with Carbonite, the first download takes a long time, but after that it is done quick and you don't even know it is happening.
There are coupons out there online for both of these sites. I pay $4.95 a month for mine, but of course like everything if you pay for a year it is cheaper.
Good luck, let us know what you find.
12-08-2010, 04:18 PM #6
12-08-2010, 05:08 PM #7
So I decided to go with Mozy and I'm doing the initial upload right now. I know this will take awhile but in the meantime, I have questions. All of my pics and los are on an external hard drive, so I should leave this at home tomorrow??? Also, I went to the settings to add files from the external hd but it only lets me check one file at a time. Is that right? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
12-08-2010, 07:15 PM #8
If you unplug your external hard drive, it will just pause any downloads you had set. When you plug it back in it should start backing up again. I have all my files on my external drive and that is what is backing up for me.
I know they upgraded, and I have not gone into the new settings. I just put a check mark on everything I wanted backed up and it does it automatically now, but I am done with my initial backup.
They are great at replying to you quickly with any questions, and they have a lot of answers on their website.
Good luck. I think you will be very happy with them. I have been. Did you find a coupon, I hope!
12-08-2010, 09:17 PM #9
Kathy, do you have to have your external plugged in all the time when you go online? I you don't, does Mosey think you don't have those files anymore and get rid of them?? I have 4 externals! :) 2 500 gigs, one 1.5 T and one 2 T one. I don't have them plugged in in all the time--
12-09-2010, 06:24 AM #10
I keep mine plugged in most of the time, but when I went to Ohio this fall for a month and came back, it backed up any files that had changed, so my answer is I believe it keeps the files until you decide you don't want those files. Check thier Q & A to make sure of that, but I know that is what happened with me.