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I am looking for an online backup site that provides software to assist with the backup process

Up until now we had the space to keep my Server cabinet locally and we just backed everything up to a network share. Now we are moving out and the servers are staying with family on the faster FiOS connection.

Ideally I would require the following

-At least 20GB of storage
-Software that can schedule local backups to, then be stored online
-A net limiter to conserve bandwidth while uploading backup off-site
-A scheduler to only send backup data when I specify

This software will be used for my wife's business. She needs to backup hundreds of photos and basic documents.

We will be moving and on DSL in the new location with 3/1.5 and I would like for the backups to only send off-site off of our peak ours.

Does anyone have experience with CrashPlan?

Any suggestions greatly appreciated
Edited by NitroNarcosis - 3/31/11 at 7:40am
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I am looking for an online backup site that provides software to assist with the backup process

Up until now we had the space to keep my Server cabinet locally and we just backed everything up to a network share. Now we are moving out and the servers are staying with family on the faster FiOS connection.

Ideally I would require the following

-At least 20GB of storage
-Software that can schedule local backups to, then be stored online
-A net limiter to conserve bandwidth while uploading backup off-site
-A scheduler to only send backup data when I specify

This software will be used for my wife's business. She needs to backup hundreds of photos and basic documents.

We will be moving and on DSL in the new location with 3/1.5 and I would like for the backups to only send off-site off of our peak ours.

Does anyone have experience with CrashPlan?

Any suggestions greatly appreciated
I only have personal experience with CrashPlan. I signed up for it the day that Mozy decided to change my plan from $4.50 a month to what would have been something like $60 or more.

I can say that so far, even though my initial backup is still in progress, the product seems excellent. They seem completely committed to providing unlimited storage (at least for the home/personal plan, not sure about the business plans) and their support site is excellent, as are the user forums, very helpful and speedy responses.
It is a very unintrusive program, truly does not use a lot of system resources, and once it is set up, seems to be almost completely worry free. I will say that about once a week for some reason, the backup will stop and I have to restart the service in order to jog it to work again (rebooting would fix it, too). Also, if I hibernate my system, when it comes back up again, I have to restart the service.

Other than that, I give it a very high score. And I think it's implied, but just to be clear, I haven't had to restore anything yet, so I can't speak to that area of the product.
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