said by Chris 313: said by dadkins: said by Chris 313:
Yes, I agree with that. What happens when you have a backup that's a little over 100GB. THAT would be truely painful, wouldn't it?
What if you had two computers...
Over 200GB! No thanks! Makes me glad I have an external here to do more frequent backups vs what I'd do online with 200GB worth of stuff to back up.
I'd do twice a month on my external if I had that much, while online, I'd do it once maybe every 2-3 months.
Also, you have to be aware of Comcast's combo 250GB cap when doing something that large.
We have file server with 1.8TB data, 3 computers all approaching 800GB on their drives, plus a few external's all needing to be backed up.
Off-site back ups with a typical residential cable/dsl connection is all but impossible, not enough upload as well as silly caps.
as others have said, upload is becoming increasingly needed just to do routine things.. we ourselves do a lot of video and audio here and hate waiting hours to upload a simple 15 min HD vid clip.