PC Backup: SpiderOak.
Over the years, I have utilized a number of computer backup solutions. Switching was required because of cost, client availability, and solution being shutdown. When evaluating a new solution, it is important to understand the factors which are important to you. For me, the factors include cost, OS client availability (Windows & Linux) Security, and Privacy.
My previous provider was Crashplan. They offered a family account of up to 10 machines and unlimited data. In 2017, Crashplan eliminated that plan which resulted in a new search. I landed on SpiderOak I reviewed other solutions such as Carbinite, Crashplan for business, and roll my own solution. After testing, I moved forward with SpiderOak. Of couse, it didn’t hurt they were offering former crashplan users a special deal. Here is why I landed on SpiderOak:
- I could purchased a given amount of storage space and backup as many clients as I needed. My only limitation is the amount of data to be backed up which I could increase as required.
- SpiderOak offers desuplication accross all your devices. Without getting into the technical details, this helps keep the storage utilization lower as multiple files don’t hit your quota.
- SpiderOak supports “No Knowledge” backups. I’ll let the explain it here