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.
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.
steadfast --- ... On the plus side, they offer full ssh access, which the others do not.
$ ssh myaccount.bqbackup.com Last login: Thu Apr 17 20:03:03 2008 from my.ip.addr Sun Microsystems Inc. SunOS 5.11 snv_86 January 2008 $ python Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Oct 10 2007, 03:23:30) [GCC 3.4.3 (csl-sol210-3_4-branch+sol_rpath)] on sunos5 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>>
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.
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.
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.
A response was actually sent later that same night. Have you checked your spam folder?
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.