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    Rsync backup service recommendations?

    I'm looking for a new rsync backup solution. I've googled around and have seen a few but wanted to get the opinion of the community.

    Any recommendations? All I know about is bqbackup.com and rsync.net. Any other ones?
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    bqbackup.com is one of the popular ones and highly recommended around here.
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    I use bqbackup.com and am loving it. I suggest them, as they are very good, and the prices are amazing.
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    You're going to see bqbackup.com mentioned more than any other service of its type in this thread, and there's a reason for that. They are the best bang for the buck, great customer service, uber-reliable, and flexible. Look no further, you simply won't find a better deal in the industry.
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    rsyncpalace.com

    they're a bqbackup reseller but with them you can get more space at the same or maybe lower price.

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    BQBackup.com is definitely the most popular here on WHT.

    Here are some other backup services to consider:

    http://www.rsyncpalace.com/

    http://www.acunettmanagement.com/backup/

    http://www.steadfast.net/services/backup.php

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    I've used bqbackup, rsync.net and steadfast. I can say the following:

    rsync.net --- expensive, but amazing support and use their services just about any way you can imagine (such as subversion, etc)

    bqbackup --- cheap, great support, zfs snapshots, but more limited access to your data compared to rsync

    steadfast --- had some performance issues here with their service, the server io load was always very high during the 2 week period I attempted to use it, making my backups run extremely slow. On the plus side, they offer full ssh access, which the others do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonaward View Post
    bqbackup --- but more limited access to your data compared to rsync
    can you elaborate on that? Thanks

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    How about with:

    http://www.vaultarray.com/

    Are they accept direct FTP backup? (rsyncplace, bqbackup)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolarElement View Post
    can you elaborate on that? Thanks
    I simply mean that rsync.net provides more standard tools on their servers for accessing your data:

    http://www.rsync.net/products/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrissicSolutions View Post
    I use bqbackup.com and am loving it. I suggest them, as they are very good, and the prices are amazing.
    Another thumbs up. Been using these folk over a year now. There system works great and have not had any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonaward View Post
    steadfast --- ... On the plus side, they offer full ssh access, which the others do not.
    Hmm.

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    Looks like "full ssh access" to me, although not many command line tool is provided for obvious reason.

    As of rsync.net providing more standard tools for accessing your data -- actually I think it is just better documented. Bqinternet's doco and faq is pretty limiting. For example you can also do rdiff-backup, ssh-fuse, etc but there is just no instruction. No svn/svnserve through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ylsy View Post
    Bqinternet's doco and faq is pretty limiting.
    Scott is always more than happy to explain or assist.
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    You could also try Web-Wide-Hosting's VBS package, then you can basically have whatever access you want. Http/ftp/rsync/etc etc etc

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    Definitely bqbackup.com

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    I wish Scott would offer more customized plans, like $10 for 20G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HD Fanatic View Post
    I wish Scott would offer more customized plans, like $10 for 20G.
    He does offer a lot more than you see on the website, just drop him a line.
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    Interesting. Someone else recommended bqbackup to me as I was leaving godaddy to go to another hosting service and I sent an email to [email protected] asking for some more information. My email was sent on August 10, 8 days ago, and I have yet to hear back from them. Now, I don't know what others' expectations are but to me 8 days to respond to a simple email is wayyy to long...especially when you don't make yourself available any other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuchu View Post
    My email was sent on August 10, 8 days ago, and I have yet to hear back from them. Now, I don't know what others' expectations are but to me 8 days to respond to a simple email is wayyy to long...especially when you don't make yourself available any other way.
    Hi,

    A response was actually sent later that same night. Have you checked your spam folder?
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    IF you're looking for a tool (i.e. to self-host at Amazon for instance) you can deploy ubuntu and BackupPC, and use a small Amazon instance with EBS storage and you have total control. The small instance will run about $60 a month or so - just depends on how much control and space you need.
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    Another vote for BQBackup.

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    Why not buy a cheap VPS or dedicated, install rsync on it and get on with the job?

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    You can also use BackUpPC which is also widely used. It has web interface based on rsync. Mostly all the functions are enabled for what uses Rsync.

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    That is definitely what you must have, also in some point high speed network speed is recommended.

    Quote Originally Posted by eu_host View Post
    Why not buy a cheap VPS or dedicated, install rsync on it and get on with the job?

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    For me Tarsnap.com is best..

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