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#1Postby aclawson » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:29 pm

For those interested, logmein.com now has a peer to peer backup service that may be of interest to some.

A backup client is installed on each node in a group. One or more systems is designated a storage server. Each node is then configured with a backup profile - which files and when - with the option to encrypt all of the data with a personal key. Files are then backed up automatically.

This may be attractive to some as:

1. Data is note stored on a 3rd party server, only on a machine that is under your explicit control at all times.

2. The data can be independently encrypted for security and privacy.

It may be interesting to check out.
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#2Postby Mikerowaved » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:41 am

This is called "LogMeIn Backup" and (AFAIK) it's been around for about 5 years. They only sell it on an annual subscription basis and the pricing for 10 PC's in a typical stake would be $279.50 each year.
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#3Postby jkentner » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:01 pm

Mikerowaved wrote:This is called "LogMeIn Backup" and (AFAIK) it's been around for about 5 years. They only sell it on an annual subscription basis and the pricing for 10 PC's in a typical stake would be $279.50 each year.


Crashplan is free, and it allows for computer to computer backups. I use it to back up my home server offsite. It doesn't cost anything, it encrypts the data, and works well.
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#4Postby mfmohlma » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:29 am

jkentner wrote:Crashplan is free, and it allows for computer to computer backups.


The free version of Crashplan is for personal data only and would not be appropriate for Church use. Remember as well that any software installed on the PC must be approved by the Stake President.
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#5Postby jkentner » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:16 pm

mfmohlma wrote:The free version of Crashplan is for personal data only and would not be appropriate for Church use. Remember as well that any software installed on the PC must be approved by the Stake President.


As far as Crashplan, that is not correct. It is free to use for Church use. I contacted Crashplan and asked them specifically about Church use to back up systems, and if that is legal according to their EULA. Here is their response:

Tom N., Dec-07 06:26 pm (CST):
Hi Jason,
Thanks for contacting CrashPlan support. I apologize for the delayed response.
There is no restriction against the use of CrashPlan in this manner in the EULA. For your reference, the EULA is located here: http://support.crashplan.com/doku.php/eula Get those backups going! :)
Thanks,
Tom
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