We all know backup is important and way back in 2009 I started using Backblaze online backup to keep all my files secure and off site incase something should happen to my hard drives or my house is destroyed for some terrible reason.
Now I am self employed so have a lot of very valuable and important files that I need to keep and well over 2TB of TV, movies and personal media I don’t want to loose.
I had only had 1 problem with Backblaze and that was with file retention. If I accidentally deleted a file Backblaze would only keep that file for 30 days before deleting it from my backup. As you can imagine I have files for clients I haven’t touched in years but if I client comes back to me in 2 years time and says can you change the text on that slider image having that PSD around is a good idea. However I might of deleted that file by mistake and with Backblaze there is no way of recovering it.
This one of only 2 reasons I moved to CrashPlan using CrashPlan Central. The other reasons is the family plan makes it cheaper for me to backup my Laptop, Windows PC, iMac and up to 7 other computers all on 1 account.
So the big question is how unlimited is CrashPlan Central, well I can tell you very. I currently pay $15 a month and have over 2.5TB backed up there across 3 computers. Even with all this data Code42, the owner of CrashPlan, has not said a thing to me even when having support tool at my account.
In addition you are in control of how your files get versioned and how long deleted files stay in your backup with an option to keep deleted files forever at no extra cost.