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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have around 5 TB of files that I want to backup but I cannot find any cheap cloud storage services that are cheap and fast. Tried Backblaze but when I upload files I only measure around 2 Mb/s when I have a 50 Mb/s upload.

Does anybody know a good alternative that doesn't have terrible speeds?

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a nas?

Google drive i think has a monthly thing.


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I need offsite backup. I already have a server at home.

Google Drive would be way to expensive for 5 TB :/

cheap. fast. reliable. pick two.

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I have around 5 TB of files that I want to backup but I cannot find any cheap cloud storage services that are cheap and fast. Tried Backblaze but when I upload files I only measure around 2 Mb/s when I have a 50 Mb/s upload.

Does anybody know a good alternative that doesn't have terrible speeds?

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Read a bit about them and it seems likee people are getting around 1-3 Mb/s speeds even on gigabit connections. Any personal experience?

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Read a bit about them and it seems likee people are getting around 1-3 Mb/s speeds even on gigabit connections. Any personal experience?

Not yet, I am still working on my storage system.

 

You can build your own offsite server and back up to that, if you want to. That should give you better speeds.

 

The reality of it is that this kind of activity requires dedicated connections to get good speeds on -- I doubt that they have a total network capacity that is much larger than 10 Gb. With thousands of users backing up, you should expect slowdowns.

 

Even large companies experience relatively slow connections, unless they pay out the nose for dedicated lines.


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I have around 5 TB of files that I want to backup but I cannot find any cheap cloud storage services that are cheap and fast. Tried Backblaze but when I upload files I only measure around 2 Mb/s when I have a 50 Mb/s upload.

Does anybody know a good alternative that doesn't have terrible speeds?

Yeah unfortunately you generally get to pick two when you need: fast, reliable, cheap. You generally can't get all three.

 

As mentioned, if you really need that fast connection, you could look into leasing a VPS (Virtual Private Server), which is basically just a virtual instance of a server OS (Generally some form of Linux, or Windows Server 2008/2012), which you get full root/admin access to. You can configure this server with a static IP address, and do whatever you want with it, including offsite backups.

 

If you choose a good provider, you can get fast, reliable, and somewhat cheap. It won't be as cheap as Crashplan and similar though.

 

With Crashplan, if you have a large amount to backup, they will let you send them a HDD to "seed" the data (There may be a fee involved though). That way you only need to upload changes, rather then your entire backup data. Other Cloud based backup services offer this service as well.


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I have around 5 TB of files that I want to backup but I cannot find any cheap cloud storage services that are cheap and fast. Tried Backblaze but when I upload files I only measure around 2 Mb/s when I have a 50 Mb/s upload.

Does anybody know a good alternative that doesn't have terrible speeds?

 

Hey Mkvarner,
 
The cheapest way to make a backup is to have an external drive and simply carry it around with you. Since you are aiming for a cloud backup solution, I would say a self-built one (a NAS) would be the cheapest and easiest to handle and expand. You could also get a pre-built NAS device such as the WD My Cloud Mirror and place it somewhere while you are able to access it from anywhere via internet (here's a link: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1200). It gives you the option to store up to 12 TB of data, preset to RAID 1 but you can change it and is pretty reliable.  
If you are looking for a online cloud solution, I would say the guys here have more experience and let them recommend some service.
 
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