How do you back up the NAS to crashplan?
IT Geeks - off-site backup?
When I say NAS I mean a small low power Linux box running Ubuntu.
Does Flickr lets you easily retrieve the original, uncompressed versions of your photos en-masse? And what about RAW files
Yep, it stores the original (untouched) and then creates lower res images for screen display. You can set up your account so anyone can download all sizes and the originals, or just certain sizes etc.
Retrieving a set en-masse requires a 3rd party app (or some scripting). eg http://www.flickr.com/services/apps/72157622874451890/
I use the Amazon cloud via Jungledisk to back up all my photos and a few other folders. Appears as a network drive in explorer and automatically backs up the folders I want. Never seem to spend more than a couple of dollars each month for the storage. Not sure of the cost of Jungledisk as I joined when they were just starting out and paid about $10 for a lifetime license
I've got a 25GB Microsoft Skydrive account (free as I started using it years ago)
they introduced a desktop connector last year and now I have a scheduled batch file that runs a backup.
It works fine.
How do you back up the NAS to crashplan?I don't think you can back it up directly, that would involve installing the Crashplan client on your NAS drive. You'd need a PC/Mac/whatever with Crashplan installed and the NAS drive mounted, then just include it in a backup set.
That's what I thought - not ideal. I don't really want to have to turn my machine on to do all this stuff.
A WD MyCloud can store its own incremental backups on an SMB share in its own time.
FWIW - I tried crashplan to my NAS and it doesn't work (on Windows anyway), I ended up using SyncToy instead. Not quite as whizzy, but it works. I make a copy of my data to the NAS with SyncToy, and use Backblaze to do an offsite backup. Fibre broadband with 20meg up definitely helps with that!
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