Home Gadget Geeks

The Acer R13 Chromebook Hands On and Crashplan Departure Options – HGG326

Nathaniel Lindley (@thanlindley) joins to discuss the ins and outs of using Chromebooks full time in his school district and how he likes to use them at home.  We also discuss the issues that have come up now that Code42 is no long going to be in the consumer PC and Mac Back up business.  Lots of options are discussed, including how Jim already migrated his backups over to Crashplan Pro and how he did it.  That and more on this episode of Home Gadget Geeks 326!     Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) at ;type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at  Join us for the Home Server Show Meetup – Acer R13 Chromebook Touchscreen, 1080p with Android App support Light – lbs Clean bright screen, touch screen is responsive, flip around for tablet. Good for Slides or Google docs that you are sharing or editing while walking around (spreadsheets, checklists) Battery lasts all day. Pretty good keyboard, little flimsy feeling but easy to type on. FULL-HDMI out, USB-C charger Only 1 standard USB port. Wi-Fi radio seems weaker – low bars when close to AP, on 5GHz band, supposed to be Similar to the smaller R11 but bigger screen and faster CPU.   R11 seem more rugged though–good for school kids! Android Apps – on Chromebook that supports it and need OS v61? PLEX – nice in tablet format when screen flipped back, will work on External display when in laptop mode, better performance in tablet mode Google Music Google Photos Google Earth – great in tablet mode, touch screen, zoom AutoDesk Sketch – works with stylus, save local for free What’s App doesn’t work on Android for ChromeOS yet.  🙁 I Like that some apps can be Fullscreen or “phone size” to stick in corner or other screen What do you get for under $50 for a mouse these days? CrashPlan Alternatives What do I do and What do I tell my family and friends to do? My situation: Several household Windows and Mac devices. 6 computers Total TB data Pictures, Documents, home videos, music (no DVD rips or TV recordings from Media center) Very likely duplicates across devices as I migrated from one computer to another.   Peer-to-Peer backup Local computer to computer in house and to friend computer for some files   CrashPlan central storage I have years left on my subscription to CrashPlan Central   I am a backup target for Family and Friends using CrashPlan free 17 computers to my Windows Home Server 2011 Several terabytes stored for friends and family   Major paths to look at for me: Centralize storage to NAS/Server/Unraid Backup NAS offsite using commercial cloud storage (Amazon?) Cloudberry – buy software then pay separately for storage NAS version plus Amazon Glacier $60 upfront, $4 month ($48/year) for 1 TB   Is there a peer-to-peer alternative that is not just “sync”? Synology HyperBackup option? – to remote site – Works over internet to other location, need OpenVPN or dynDNS or remote IP and Port forwarding to work Need two Synology devices, one can be older and slower Hourly or daily backup interval?   HyperBackup Vault for backup archive browsing on remote Synology NAS What do the backup clients on Mac and Windows look like?  How well do they work?   Per computer backup products SpiderOak One – Just pay for storage Unlimited devices – no software fee Encrypted always Both backup and “Sync” folder options Restore from any device Mobile apps Versioning Might be hourly/daily backup only…? 1 TB  – $129 annually   Backblaze – Backups external drives Versioning up to 30 days Option for Private Key and 2FA Locate missing computer $50/year per computer Or use Groups or B2 storage for multiple computers #familyplan Separate download client for restores   Arq backup – Pay for client computer and then storage separately Usual destinations – S3, B2 etc. $50/account one time fee Multiple computers can be installed under one account   Cloudberry – Backup client and storage separate Bare-metal backup if you get server version Free version – just pay for storage Pro version $29 adds compression and encryption and 1TB storage limit Multiple cloud storage providers Quite complex to setup – lots of options For me with 3 Windows and 3 Mac – $165 up front, software annual maintenance cost $36 and 1TB storage with B2 $5/month.   1st year would cost $261!   Google Drive Backup & Sync Drive sync and backup tool in one Mac and Windows $100 /TB/year   CrashPlan Pro Small Business Discount for first year 75% off $10/device per month For me, $720/year If I drop to 2 devices – $240/year   Says unlimited storage… What would I recommend to Friends or Family? Depends on number of computers and technical familiarity Single computer and limited tech chops – probably BackBlaze or SpiderOak One Multiple computer and complexities?   Don’t know More questions after the podcast… Can I consolidate to one or two computers? How do I restore data from CrashPlan archives to my computer? Do I need to restore deleted files? How do I help my friends restore or migrate their backup archives that I store for them? Colocate a server of my own?  Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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Cloud Storage Know IT Guyde

With all the cloud and private cloud offerings that have come out recently, I thought it would be helpful to lay them out in some kind of matrix that I could update as things ; Below is what I have seen to ; If you know of one that I have missed to needs to be updated, please email and I will post the update. Updated March 12, 2016 Here are the costs of storing it in the cloud (Using a shared Excel Web App not doubt!) Click here to open: A couple of services that help you connect all your cloud services together: In Beta – (awaiting an invite)   Cloud Storage   Amazon – 5GB Free Site URL       Box – 10GB Free Site URL       Cubby – 5GB Free referred by Kevin Schoonover Site URL           Dropbox – 2GB Free Site URL         Google Drive – 15 GB Free Site URL         Media Fire – 10GB Free Site URL         MiMedia – 10 GB Free Site URL           OneDrive – 15GB Free Site URL         SpiderOak – 2 GB Free  referred by Daniel Rector Site URL         SugarSync – No longer offer Fee Storage Site URL         Pogoplug – 5GB Free Site URL #newuser         Private Clouds     Tappin – 30 day Free Trial referred by Jim Barton Site URL         Also see:   – Christian Johnson   Will also Backup Home Computers Site URL     Site URL     Site URL     . Site URL         No Longer In Service     Ubuntu One   referred from David Sullivan Site URL – No longer in service     MegaCloud     Site URL – No longer in Service        Copy     Site URL       Wuala     Site URL       Here is what is still coming… Private Cloud Cloud Storage from Daniel Rector from Daniel Rector ; from Daniel Rector from Daniel Rector from Daniel Rector from Daniel Rector by Jim Barton by Landon Story       Saved for future services: Site URL   Desktop App   Mobile Apps   Where do your files reside   Can I share files   Max File Size   Referral Program   PC Restore Options   Helpful Links:   Comments:  
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Back Up / Storage

The Home Gadget Geeks Guide to Cloud Storage

With all the cloud and private cloud offerings that have come out recently, I thought it would be helpful to lay them out in some kind of matrix that I could update as things #160; Below is what I have seen to #160; If you know of one that I have missed to needs to be updated, please email and I will post the update. Updated September 1, 2014 Here are the costs of storing it in the cloud (Using a shared Excel Web App not doubt!) Click here to open: A couple of services that help you connect all your cloud services together: In Beta – (awaiting an invite)   Cloud Storage Amazon – 5 GB Free Site URL Desktop App No Longer Supported. Use Site above to manage Mobile Apps iOS and Android Where do your files reside In the cloud #160; No Local Syncing. Can I share files Yes, with a link that is not secure and can be shared with others Max File Size 2GB Referral Program None Helpful Links: Terms of Use / Cloud Drive Support Comments: Amazon has recently split their cloud #160; They now support a MP3 & Cloud Player as well as the Amazon Cloud #160; The interface to upload files to the cloud is simple to use and only provides uploading #160; If you need a quick and easy place to store a file, Amazon would work for you. Box – 10GB Free Site URL Desktop App Windows and iOS X more Mobile Apps Android, iPhone and Windows Phone, Blackberry more Where do your files reside Use the Box Sync for Windows or iOS to start syncing content between your desktop and your Box account. Can I share files Yes, with a link that is not secure and can be shared with others Max File Size Free version is limited to 250MB  5GB for paid versions. more Referral Program No Helpful Links: Terms of Service, Twitter Comments: Lower file size transfer limits but box is serious about it’s #160; Provides SSL AES 256-bit encryption behind the firewall. For business and enterprise accounts, files are stored encrypted with automatic #160; There have been deals in the past that have allowed up to 50GB of free space. Box also had bandwidth metering options that will allow you to set limits on both up and down speeds to it’s service. One of the draw backs for me was that I tried to use it to store all my large video files and some were larger than the 1GB limit that was given to me in the free #160; Even with a paid version and a 2GB limit, some of the files were left out and not #160; It did load about 18GB of data in less than 48 hours. Copy – 15 GB Free Site URL Desktop App Windows, Mac OSX and Linux Mobile Apps Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) and Android Where do your files reside Local and in the Cloud Can I share files Yes Max File Size No Limits Referral Program Yes Helpful Links: , Comments: From Barracuda Networks and focused on Business #160; Very strong referral program Referral Program – Click this link to sign up and Jim scores free storage!   Cubby – 5GB Free referred by Kevin Schoonover Site URL Desktop App Windows / OS X more Mobile Apps iOS and Android more Where do your files reside Cubby DataCenters or on your computer if using DirectSync. Can I share files Yes Max File Size Unlimited Referral Program Yes Helpful Links: FAQ, How it Works, Comments: They support UNLIMITED data sync between computers with Direct #160; Versioning of files is also supported with files stored in the #160; Cubby protects your data with AES 256-bit encryption Click this link to sign up and Jim scores free storage!  Dropbox – 2GB Free Site URL Desktop App Windows, Mac, Linux more Mobile Apps Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire more Where do your files reside With Dropbox on your PC or Mac, your desktop Dropbox folder is automatically created. Any file put in this folder will be automatically synced to other devices that have #160; more Can I share files Yes, with a link that is not secure and can be shared with others Max File Size Unlimited from the Desktop or Mobile #160; Files uploaded through the website have a 10 GB #160; All files uploaded to your Dropbox must be smaller than the size of your Dropbox account’s storage #160; more Referral Program Yes Helpful Links: Terms of Service Comments: First on the seen and the current leader in the Cloud storage space, Dropbox has not been keeping pace with some of the new #160; With some early missteps around security, many users still are not willing to trust Dropbox for their most important #160; The service is available on almost every platform and is drop dead easy to install and #160; Dropbox is good for sharing non sensitive files with teams that may or may not be geographically close. Click this link to sign up and Jim scores free storage!  Google Drive – 15 GB Free Site URL Desktop App Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS more Mobile Apps Android +, iOS + more Where do your files reside All files are stored in the cloud with a link in the G Drive folder locally. Offline access is available by using Google Chrome Can I share files Lets you share your files, folders, and Google Docs with exactly whom you want at whatever level of access you choose. more  Shares have limits. more Max File Size Uploaded document files that are converted to Google documents format can’t be larger than #160; Files that you upload but don’t convert to Google Docs format can be up to 10 GB #160; more Referral Program None Helpful Links: Terms of Service Comments: Google Apps are by far the best Documentation Collaboration #160; The ability to update and edit documents in real-time is not offered elsewhere. Media Fire – 10GB Free Site URL Desktop App Windows, OS X and Linux more Mobile Apps iPhone and iPad more Where do your files reside Use a desktop app to drag and drop your files to cloud storage Can I share files Yes, with a link that is not secure and can be shared with others Max File Size 20GB Referral Program Yes Helpful Links: Terms of Service, Comments: Simplified things when I check in June 2014 and now just have 3 plans!  Is a great deal for 1TB at just $24 a year Click this link to sign up and Jim scores free storage!  MiMedia – In Beta referred from Daniel Rector Site URL Desktop App Windows and OS X Mobile Apps Android and iOS Where do your files reside MiMedia Secure Servers (Cloud) Can I share files Yes – Not Secure Link Max File Size 5GB Referral Program Yes Helpful Links: Support and FAQ Comments: New Beta site is in place and taking #160; Old account still have access through the portal above OneDrive – 15GB Free Site URL Desktop App Windows Vista, 7, 8, Windows Server 2008 more  Mac OS more Mobile Apps Windows Phone + more  iPhone and iPad iOS + more  Android + more Where do your files reside With OneDrive on your PC or Mac, your desktop OneDrive folder is automatically created. Any file put in this folder will be automatically synced to other devices that have OneDrive. Can I share files Yes, with a link that is not secure and can be shared with others Max File Size 2GB (this is changing as of Sept 1, 2014) Referral Program None Helpful Links: Compare, Terms of Use, Comments: Best Deal: Office 365 Home includes 1 TB of OneDrive storage for each household member (up to 5) and the latest Office applications for 5 PCs or Macs and 5 tablets. Learn more SpiderOak – 2 GB Free  referred by Daniel Rector Site URL Desktop App Mobile Apps Where do your files reside Local and in the Cloud Can I share files Max File Size None Referral Program 1GB Free Per Referral – Helpful Links: , Comments:   SugarSync – No longer offer Fee Storage Site URL Desktop App Windows and OS X more Mobile Apps iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian more Where do your files reside SugarSync Datacenter Can I share files Yes Max File Size Referral Program Yes Helpful Links: Cloud storage Comparison, Comments: Now updated for Windows 8. Click this link to sign up and Jim scores free storage!  Wuala – No Longer Offer Fee Storage Site URL Desktop App Windows XP SP3/Vista/7 more  Mac OS + more  Linux + more Mobile Apps iPhone, iPad, Android more Where do your files reside With Wuala on your PC or Mac, a Wuala mapped drive can be automatically created. Any file put in this folder will be automatically synced to other devices that have Wuala and to the cloud Can I share files Yes, with a link that is not secure and can be shared with #160; Files can also be shared through groups. Max File Size File size is currently limited to #160; more Referral Program Yes Helpful Links: Terms and Policies, Comments: No longer has a free plan: Of all the Cloud services, I have used Wuala the #160; It’s does require an install that requires Java to be #160; It can create a local drive that syncs with Wuala folders in the cloud.   Private Clouds Tappin – 30 day Free Trial referred by Jim Barton Site URL Desktop App Windows Desktop  Mac Mobile Apps TappIn for iPhone / TappIn for iPad / TappIn for Android / TappIn for Windows 7 Where do your files reside Local and in the Cloud Can I share files Yes Max File Size None – you are not uploading them to the cloud Referral Program None Helpful Links: , , Comments: What is unique about Tappin, is that you don’t actually store your files in the #160; It is just a way of discovering where all your data is at, and then a simple interface lets you view, stream or download them from any other #160; With the Pro plan, you can get up to 10GB of cloud storage. Might work great if you have all your files stored on a Home #160; The Standard service is $19 a year. Also see: – Christian Johnson Will also Backup Home Computers Site URL Desktop App Windows more Mobile Apps iOS and Android more Where do your files reside Acronis Datacenters Can I share files Yes Max File Size 250GB Referral Program No PC Restore Options Restore everything using Disk Imaging – not just the files, but the exact configuration of your computer including your operating system, settings, and applications. Helpful Links: Products. Support Center, Comments: Acronis has very power software included with True Image Home #160; Backup is just a small part of their solution. Site URL Desktop App Windows, OS X  more Mobile Apps iPhone more Where do your files reside BackBlaze Datacenters Can I share files No Max File Size Unlimited Referral Program No PC Restore Options Website – You will receive an email once your files are ready to restore. Your files will be put into a zip format and available for download. Helpful Links: , Terms Compare Services, Comments:   Site URL Desktop App Windows and OS X more  Mobile Apps iPhone, iPad, Android more Where do your files reside Carbonite Datacenters Can I share files No Max File Size Unlimited Referral Program No PC Restore Options Carbonite has a feature called Mirror image back up, which backs up everything on your PC including Windows System files and can restore your PC in the event of a hard drive failure Helpful Links: Carbonite FAQ, Comments:   . Site URL Desktop App Windows, OS X, Linux and Solaris more Mobile Apps iOS, Android, Windows Phone more Where do your files reside Both in the Cloud and #160;  With multiple backup sets enabled, you can specify which files go to which locations and with what settings. Having multiple backup sets enables faster and more convenient restores because you can store very large files locally. Using backup sets also makes it easier manage available storage, as well as bandwidth and system resources. more Can I share files No Max File Size Unlimited Referral Program No PC Restore Options From the Website Helpful Links: CrashPlan Consumer FAQ Comments: Lots of data? CrashPlan offers a ‘seed service’ where they send you an external hard drive to use for your first backup. After you send it back, they transfer the data directly to CrashPlan Central, saving a lot of time on your first #160; Similarly, if you ever need to restore a large amount of data, use CrashPlan’s Restore to Your Door service, to have them ship your computer backup archive to you on a hard drive or DVD, so you can restore #160; Backup can also be done using another PC (Friend or family) as the destination.   Pogoplug – 5GB Free Site URL #newuser Desktop App Windows, OS X and Linux more Mobile Apps iPhone, iPad, Android more Where do your files reside Files can reside both on a local storage location using a Pogoplug device or in the cloud with either their free or paid #160; You can also create a mapped drive on you PC Can I share files Yes, with a link that can be secured with a password and can be shared with others. Max File Size Unlimited Referral Program Yes PC Restore Options No PC restore option available. Just backups up data files stored on your PC like music, pictures and documents. Helpful Links: Support Site, Comments: Pogoplug just announced a new unlimited plan for Cloud storage that is a year. Unlimited Backup for any number of Phones, Tablets and #160;  The advantage to using a Pogoplug device this that you can store files both locally on a device or in the cloud now with the new #160; The back up software itself needs updating and gives very few options. Click this link to sign up and Jim scores free storage!      No Longer In Service Ubuntu One   referred from David Sullivan Site URL – No longer in service Desktop App?  Windows, Ubuntu, Mac Mobile Apps? iPhone, iPad and Android Where do your files reside?  Local and Cloud Sync options across all platforms Can I share files?  Yes Max File Size? Recommended < 200MB via Web, 5TB via Client Referral Program? Yes Helpful Links: , Comments: They also have a Music Streaming offering for $39,99 annually and 20GB of space for your #160; Currently, by purchasing one music track will score you 6 months of Free Music Streaming Service MegaCloud – referred by by Carl Loucks Site URL – No longer in Service Desktop App Windows, OS X and Linux more Mobile Apps iOS and Android more Where do your files reside Cloud and Local Sync more Can I share files Yes more Max File Size None via the desktop app / 300MB from the webmore Referral Program   PC Restore Options   Helpful Links: FAQ, Twitter Comments: Very connected to social media and will back up your Gmail, Gmail contacts, Google Calendar and Instagram as well as Twitter. Also will automatically back up your photos from both Android and iPhone.   Here is what is still coming… Private Cloud Cloud Storage from Daniel Rector from Daniel Rector #160; from Daniel Rector from Daniel Rector from Daniel Rector from Daniel Rector by Jim Barton #160; by Landon Story   Saved for future services: Site URL   Desktop App Mobile Apps Where do your files reside Can I share files Max File Size Referral Program   PC Restore Options   Helpful Links:   Comments:  
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Seagate GoFlex Satellite Wireless Storage, Dealing with CryptoLocker, Malwarebytes, Crashplan, Lastpass, Abobe Breach of Password Hints, Mover.io – HT143

Jim (@jcollison) has guests Christian Johnson (@TheWizBM), Renny Phipps(@rennyphipps) and Nathaniel Lindley (@thanlindley) for Home Tech 143. During the show we did a review of the Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage 500 GB USB External Hard Drive STBF500101 Black by Seagate (), a discussion of CryptoLocker, Malwarebytes, Crashplan, LastPass and the Adobe breach of password hints and moving your cloud storage without hurting your bandwidth caps with Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: Video Review of the Seagate GoFlex Satellite Mobile Wireless Storage] Review: On Amazon: Christian’s Corner] Good overview of CryptoLocker virus from Bleeping computer  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro 2013 by Malwarebytes Corporation  Link: Worry Free cloud backup:  Some Back Up Methods from the Roundtable] LastPass Version 3] Adobe breach – Moving your files on the Cloud] Updates and Announcements] Black Friday Deals:  The Average Guy on :   Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at The Show Announcements and Schedule: #!/TheAverageGuyTV Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at
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Back Up / Storage

Taking Advantage of Free Cloud Storage for 3-2-1 Backup (Updated)

Even Backup guys need to practice and plan for good backup #160; As a Microsoft Windows Home Server MVP and podcaster with the Home Server Show, you would think that of all people, I would have my backup plans documented well and in #160; Well, I do, kind #160; I have been running a bit loose lately and I thought it was time to tightening things up. At home, I currently run a Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011 box with about 2TB of total storage space and 2 TB of storage to back those files #160; I also backup everything to a ioSafe Solo (an external hard drive that is fire and water proof) that has the most important 1 TB of my data backed up as #160; If there was ever a fire at my home, my data wouldn’t burn. I will be moving my WHS and the data to the next version (Windows Server 2012 Essentials) some time in 2013 and I though now would be a good time get it all in the cloud for the #160; Why the cloud?  First, I have been writing and updating a running post on Cloud Storage Options. Currently, cloud, or offsite data storage on someone else’s servers, is becoming more popular and #160; There are at lease 20 companies with some kind of #160; You can get more details on it HERE. Second,  In order to follow a good back up plan, one should follow the 3-2-1 #160; What is that you ask?  The simplest way to remember how to use the 3-2-1 rule is this: Keep 3 copies of any important file (a primary and two backups) Keep those files on 2 different media types (such as hard drive and optical media), to protect against different types of hazards. Then, 1 copy should be stored offsite (or at least offline). While 3-2-1 storage is the best possible method, it’s not always possible or practical. A second media type can often be cumbersome for those working with large data files such as pictures or videos. In many cases, people can make do with hard-drive-only copies of their data. Best practices, however, still require 3 copies and some physical separation between the copies. So how does 3-2-1 work out for me?  The original file (1) is stored physically in a shared folder on the WHS (my server is a HP N40L MicroServer).  I try to keep very few files on my actual desktop #160; With Gigabit Ethernet, there is really very little need for me to have the files #160; For most applications, having it on the network is just fine. The first copy (2) of the file then is stored in a back up on the ioSafe Solo or to an additional hard drive on the HP MicroServer, depending on how important it #160; Using the backup features that comes with the WHS 2011 software, I automatically back up all the files on the server twice a day to either of the two #160; Once at noon and once again at #160; What was mostly missing from my plan was the third form of back up, or something that is offsite or #160; I think I have a very inexpensive option to cover that now as well. Cloud storage has been getting cheaper while at the same time more generous in sizes over the last several #160; In many cases, it’s free and easy to access now with a WHS or even your #160; In my case, I have installed Microsoft’s SkyDrive and as two services that run on my #160; I have also installed a Pogoplug device on my network and the software on the #160; The Pogoplug has attached storage with a 1 TB #160; This will accommodate and duplicate the larger files that I create with the #160; It also keeps them local and easy to #160; Since they are in a WHS folder, backed up by the WHS and are on the Pogoplug, you could consider that 3 #160; However, since they are all local copies and one is not offsite, I do need to get a copy to the cloud for cold #160; With that folder at 114 GB, I will most likely need to move to a paid service for that. Updated 2/3/2013:  I have made some changes since I first wrote this #160; To make things simple, I am now backing up the entire WHS 2011 shared folder structure to either the ioSafe Solo for local disaster protection using the WHS 2011 backup software, the local Pogoplug via the Pogoplug software and to #160; PCs backup nightly via the WHS 2011 software so I catch any file created that was not moved to the files shares on WHS 2011 CLOUD         Data Type Cloud Company Max Free Storage Physical Location on Home Server Current Storage Size Shared Files with Friends Dropbox 9GB Dropbox Folder Scanned Documents (pdf) Microsoft Office Data Files Pictures SkyDrive 25GB SkyDrive Folder Music Amazon 250K Songs No Local Copy 2889 Songs All WHS 2011 Shares Crashplan Unlimited All Folder Shares All WHS 2011 Client PCs Crashplan Unlimited Client Computer Backup 307GB Studio PC real time sync Pogoplug 2GB N/A             CLOUD NOT USING         No Data Box 50GB               LOCAL         Data Type Local Location Max Local Storage Physical Location on Home Sever Current Storage Size All WHS 2011 Shares ioSafe Solo – via WHS2011 Backup 1TB All Folder Shares All WHS 2011 Shares Pogoplug 1TB All Folder Shares All WHS 2011 Client PCs ioSafe Solo 1TB Client Computer Backup 307GB So right now, my total storage requirements for everything I want to back up is less than 300GB Below you can see a screen shot of my current WHS 2011 shares. Currently, the Documents, Music, Pictures, Public, Recorded TV, Users and Video folders are empty on the #160; I also no longer keep music local and only store it in the cloud on #160; Since we purchase our music there, it just make sense not to have it #160; I can always download it from there if I need it. Once everything is done syncing with the various cloud locations (this could take the better part of the week or two), the plan is to back up the entire WHS 2011 box to a cloud offering that allows for unlimited storage for a third (3) #160; Yes, that means that most files will be backed up to the cloud twice!  That’s the way we backup guys roll!  You can never have enough backups. What is your backup plan?  Post a few notes here or join us for the conversation over at the Average Guy Facebook group () or for the more serious and technical conversations () .  
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Home Gadget Geeks

The Last 100! A Look Behind and One Ahead – HT100

Jim (@jcollison), Christian (@theWizBM) and Andrew (@unrealshots) are joined this week by Chris Lux (@christopherlux), Jay Moore and Nathaniel Lindley (@thanlindley) for show 100! Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: Thanks to everyone who made the first 100 a real success! Special thanks to Sarah Collison, Christian Johnson, Andrew Morris, David McCabe, John Zajdler, Christopher Lux, Mike Howard, John Stutsman, Nathaniel Lindley, Greg Welch, Gordon Schmidt, Ces White, Bill Paulmenn, Rich O’Neil, Jay Moore, Renny Phipps, Kevin Schoonover, Michael Martis, Mike Faucher, Christopher Brown, Gary Johnson, Brian Burgess and Bryan Auer making it was it is! Thanks everyone! CES 2013 coverage coming live starting January 6th.  Follow the schedule at Nathaniel’s Perfect Gift –  3-in-1 LED Light, Hand Warmer and Battery Backup for iPhone, ®iPod®, and other USB Mobile Devices (2500mAh) Jim’s Christmas Gift Success! A referral from Mike Faucher (PC Doc) ;qid=1356558015&sr=8-2&keywords=miccus Jim’s Gigabyte Board Recommendation: GA-D525TUD (rev. ) The Average Guy’s Cloud Storage Know It Guyde Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Some links may contain affiliate codes that benefit the Average Guy Podcast Network.
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Drobo Giveaway, Mars Curiosity Rover, Dell UltraSharp U2412M Monitor, Tim’s Core i7 Gaming Build, AVG Internet Security, Raspberry Pi for Backup – HT084

Jim and Christian are joined this week by Mike Howard from for Show 84 of The Home Tech Podcast.  We had a NASA insider (Christian) and chatted some about the Mars Curiosity Rover, a Dell Ultra Sharp U2412M Monitor, covered Tim’s Gaming Rig and more.  Listen all the way to the end for some bonus material. MozyPro–secure online backup for businesses Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Listen Mobile: The team of jpeg2RAW and The Average Guy Blog and Podcast network are giving away a Drobo S on the Home Tech Podcast August 16th during the show.  Click here to enter:   We will select the winner at the end of the show on August 16, 2012. Links from the show: Follow all that is going on at NASA. Tim’s Gaming Rig Build List: Monitor – Dell Ultra Sharp U2412M 24inch Monitor – Here Case – COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB , Black Interior and Four Fans-1x … – Here Power Supply – COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Modular – Here Spinning Drive – Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA #8243; Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive  – Here SSD Hard Drive – Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK #8243; 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) – Here Video Card – GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card – Here Memory – Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR – Here Motherboard – ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB ATX Intel Motherboard – Here Processor – Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge ( Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K – Here CPU Cooler – CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler – Here Facebook Page:  Facebook Group: If you’d like to subscribe to the show, click on to update your iTunes library, or for other Podcast downloading applications, please click on the RSS Feed and pick your Pod Catcher of choice! Or, you can now stream the show online at at The Show Announcements and Schedule: #!/TheAverageGuyTV Jim’s Twitter: #!/jcollison Andrew’s Twitter: #!/unrealshots Contact Christian: Contact the show at Find us on Facebook: Find this and other great Podcasts from the Average Guy Network at Some links may contain affiliate codes that benefit the Average Guy Podcast Network.
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