Episode 44 – An expensive lesson in backups

by on May 12, 2014

parental geekery logoIt’s another episode of Parental Geekery! And we start off this week by talking about how Catherine is now keeping a diary – do we have a future blogger on our hands?

John’s bought a Cricut Mini and seems to be having fun with it – he talks about what he thinks of this device.

We have an update on Ruth’s dead hard drive, and had a nasty shock when restoring from her Amazon glacier backup. Listener Rob has recommended CrashPlan to us as an alternative to Ruth’s CloudBerry backup.

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Rob May 15, 2014 at 6:43 am

Much more importantly, is Catherine still keeping up her diary?



Rob May 23, 2014 at 1:39 pm

My other comment got lost somehow – probably due to my ineptitude!

I realise that John’s dead against CrashPlan, but it’s only fair to CrashPlan to point out that restoring all your data is free and there are no limits to doing so. You restore via the desktop app or you can restore files via the website. If you restore files by the website, then you are limited to groups of up 500MB in anyone go as it creates a zip file for you. You can create as many zip files as you like though. There is no cost to doing this.

Like BackBlaze, Crashplan is very good value for money for a backup system.




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