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Chamunks Arkturus chamunks at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 11:50:43 EDT 2013

Most muggles won't do anything that requires repetitive regular tasks hence
wanting to pay for cable access rather than Netflix. It's why there is such
a huge market for the grab and go life style. The thing is nas boxes are
fantastic but unrealistic expectations need to be meet before they become
reliable enough. I think anyways. But your right the sneaker net system is
the most cost effective albeit time consuming.
On Mar 14, 2013 2:15 PM, "Chris Irwin" <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:40 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>> So, at 5 Mbps (avg.?, DSL?), that's, what,  5/8 MBps, so 10 GB should
>> take 163,840 seconds to copy up, or 1.9 days. Best case.
>> Oops, sorry, that's up, and residential service is usually asymmetric. So
>> if 5/512 down/up, it's actually 19 days up to back it up.
>> Sounds like one would want to be selective about how much goes up, given
>> the durations involved.
>> Having been selective ... where does the rest of your data go to be safe?
>> Wouldn't an eSata drive, rsync'ed to from everywhere on the net, nightly,
>> be more optimal?
>> Or, what am I missing?
> You only need to do it once. After that, only changes are pushed. I'm not
> sure if it is rsync-like, or if whole modified files are pushed up. But you
> don't need 19 days for every backup.
> Personally, I use a rotating drive hotswap, because I've got more than
> 100GB. When you consider the cost of SpiderOak ($100/year/100GB), you can
> buy a new 2TB hard disk and have 20 times that storage. And next year you
> can replace or add on a new drive (3 or 4 TB?). Every year.
> That said, I set my parents up on SpiderOak. They never connected the
> external drive I gave them. Then the nas I gave them never got turned on
> after a power outage. So that's one benefit of online backups, anyway.
> Maybe next year I'll figure out how to get their machines to rsync to my
> house.
> --
> Chris Irwin
> <chris at chrisirwin.ca>
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