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Best bang for the buck off-site backup solutions at 20< TB storage?

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I was looking for a good off-site backup solution at high storage sizes for individuals, anyone got recommendations?

 

I've been looking at Backblaze, but $70 per year for unlimited storage sounds... a bit suspicious. And their Trustpilot doesn't seem to be that good neither.

 

Building a second NAS and putting it at my grandma's house isn't really possible neither, unfortunately.

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Backblaze. There are competitirs, but usually pricier. 

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Amazon Glacier costs 3-4$ per TB per month but it also costs you to retrieve the data when you need it.

 

There are datacenter companies that offer storage servers.. for example Hetzner has dedicated servers with 4 x 10 TB drives for 53 euro a month.

 

You could get a cheap used 1U server, add hard drives to it and send it to a datacenter / company that offers 1U colocation for something like 50-60$ a month .. ex 55$ for 1U with at least 10 mbps bandwidth : https://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1873033

 

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1 hour ago, Piipperi said:

I was looking for a good off-site backup solution at high storage sizes for individuals, anyone got recommendations?

 

I've been looking at Backblaze, but $70 per year for unlimited storage sounds... a bit suspicious. And their Trustpilot doesn't seem to be that good neither.

 

Building a second NAS and putting it at my grandma's house isn't really possible neither, unfortunately.

Backblaze all the way. You can’t back up network shares tho, and there is no non enterprise Linux client…. So either you would need to access your files via iSCSI which I do believe you could then backup under the normal desktop plan, or you would need to use B2 (which is what I do thru truenas) for my critical data. 

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backblaze's unlimited, within certain rules. iirc they have some limitations of what the source media can be, for the unlimited plan. as for the shitty reviews.. i've read trough them, seems like what you can expect from "the cheapest option", dont expect the cheapest datacenter providers to be any better with support.

 

as for suggestions what to go for if yu want to do your own thing, OVH has cloud archive that's about $2.3 per month per TB, and 1 cent per GB in/out.. so it does cost 220 bucks to fill, but if you can keep sync to a very optimized setup it should come out fairly affordable.

 

also, if there's a DC somewhat near you that does colocation for fairly cheap, it may be worth investigating if just sticking a box of your own in colo will be interesting.

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7 hours ago, manikyath said:

backblaze's unlimited, within certain rules. iirc they have some limitations of what the source media can be, for the unlimited plan. as for the shitty reviews.. i've read trough them, seems like what you can expect from "the cheapest option", dont expect the cheapest datacenter providers to be any better with support.

 

as for suggestions what to go for if yu want to do your own thing, OVH has cloud archive that's about $2.3 per month per TB, and 1 cent per GB in/out.. so it does cost 220 bucks to fill, but if you can keep sync to a very optimized setup it should come out fairly affordable.

 

also, if there's a DC somewhat near you that does colocation for fairly cheap, it may be worth investigating if just sticking a box of your own in colo will be interesting.

Any idea what the source media limitations are? I am planning on possibly just creating disk images of folders, then backing them up like that.

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Been using rsync.net for few years without any issues. It's 1.5 cent per GB but there is no Ingress/Egress fees and they usually send emails with permanent reduction to your monthly cost after you've been with them for a while (they did for me twice in 2 years but YMMV)

 

Support is also pretty good in my experience.

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B2 cloud storage is the cheapest I found

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On 5/20/2022 at 8:36 AM, dbx10 said:

B2 cloud storage is the cheapest I found

isn't B2 enterprise though? What's the difference for it compared to personal backup?

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I am pretty happy with iDrive after using for a bit over a year now for a few windows and linux servers. 5TB are 80$ per year and the first year is only 8$. The higher capacity plans do get expensive tho, 10TB is 100$, but then you have to switch to the business plans where 25TB is 500$ per year.

The clients also work great, both on windows and linux and restore is simple, too.

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2 hours ago, Piipperi said:

isn't B2 enterprise though? What's the difference for it compared to personal backup?

backblaze is for backing up computers via their desktop program, b2 cloud uses rsync

other than that the billing is different, probably. b2 is more of a pay as you use thing, while the consumer stuff is fixed monthly or yearly pricing.

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