Crashplan for backing up the NAS to the cloud

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    • Crashplan for backing up the NAS to the cloud

      Hi, I am looking at replacing my WHS as one of the disks has died, with OpenMediaVault. I currently use Crashplan (paid) to backup my server to the cloud and am happy with it. I'd like to continue that when I replace the server. For those who've mucked around with Crashplan on OpenMediaVault, what do you think of it, and is it reliable?

      I know that Code42 are a business and they make money out of it - I don't mind. I just don't want to have to run a separate box to backup the NAS to Crashplan. I have heard of some people setting up Raspberry pi's to connect to the NAS to run the Crashplan backup but I really don't want to do that. I would like the NAS to do it on its own, if possible in a reliable manner.

      Your experiences and opinions would be helpful, thanks.
    • Re: Crashplan for backing up the NAS to the cloud

      Yes, I'm looking for something like this aswell.

      The questions is though, as I have multiple clients in my home, I would like to differentiate them from each other in the actual backup, so that the different clients have their own "data pool" or what you call it. This is important so you can get the backup from CrashPlan cloud to the appropriate client if needed.
    • Re: Crashplan for backing up the NAS to the cloud

      Here´s a tutorial for setting up Crashplan without the Cloud (just with own server(s))

      forums.openmediavault.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3876

      Since I do not use it by myself, I cannot say if it is reliable or not.
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    • Re: Crashplan for backing up the NAS to the cloud

      "symowallo" wrote:

      Hi, I am looking at replacing my WHS as one of the disks has died, with OpenMediaVault. I currently use Crashplan (paid) to backup my server to the cloud and am happy with it. I'd like to continue that when I replace the server. For those who've mucked around with Crashplan on OpenMediaVault, what do you think of it, and is it reliable?

      I know that Code42 are a business and they make money out of it - I don't mind. I just don't want to have to run a separate box to backup the NAS to Crashplan. I have heard of some people setting up Raspberry pi's to connect to the NAS to run the Crashplan backup but I really don't want to do that. I would like the NAS to do it on its own, if possible in a reliable manner.

      Your experiences and opinions would be helpful, thanks.


      "voyage365" wrote:

      Yes, I'm looking for something like this aswell.

      The questions is though, as I have multiple clients in my home, I would like to differentiate them from each other in the actual backup, so that the different clients have their own "data pool" or what you call it. This is important so you can get the backup from CrashPlan cloud to the appropriate client if needed.


      Seriously. Just TWO (2) Threads below yours.... I don't want to live on this Planet anymore...

      "WastlJ" wrote:

      Here´s a tutorial for setting up Crashplan without the Cloud (just with own server(s))

      forums.openmediavault.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3876

      Since I do not use it by myself, I cannot say if it is reliable or not.


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    • Re: Crashplan for backing up the NAS to the cloud

      Barely awake here, seems like I mixed that up.

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    • Re: Crashplan for backing up the NAS to the cloud

      I think just to make sure user's accounts are backed up CrashPlan is fine. It works well with files and folders and I've done restores with it. The family plan is probably the best deal if you are willing to pay to keep your data protected. For disaster recovery of Windows machines I use Acronis. I love Acronis. Some people do not like it because it is not the most user friendly interface but it is excellent software.

      I came to OpenMediaVault after having been WHS-2011 user. I'll never run a server with a Windows product again. Spent a lot of money and was not happy.

      PS-Put the time into Linux. It might be difficult at first but it is worth it.
      PPS- You can backup your OMV's data drives with CrashPlan too. I will make more Guides on it when I have time.
    • Re: Crashplan for backing up the NAS to the cloud

      Thanks for the opinions. Like I said, or possibly implied - I know people have done it, but I was more after experiences than anything else.

      I am only backing up my server to crashplan, as my clients backup to the server anyway - or at least they should be.

      Main thing is to avoid having to run multiple systems to do backup. I find that if you have to think about it, it doesn't happen.

      Fear not david or whatever your name is, I'm not trying to be annoying, so please relax a little.
    • Re: Crashplan for backing up the NAS to the cloud

      I'm sorry for my post. I was a bit sleepy and did not noticed that you want to achieve something different, then what tekkbebe just made a tutorial for.

      Greetings
      David
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