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I'm a senior developer at Chase IT Services in London. We build great software for the financial services industry.


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comment flat-rate backup service for Windows Server
$500/month seems a lot for 150GB. For that money, I'd be tempted to colo my own hot standby servers AND hold day/week/month snapshots - but of course this all depends on your business model. Different services are applicable to different folk, and a cheap online provider might well provide a useful extra level of backup for some businesses. It's worth ensuring your backups are encrypted before they leave your site regardless how much you trust your backup provider - or even if you're backing up to your own remote hardware.
Jan
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comment flat-rate backup service for Windows Server
@GregD I agree, this service doesn't sound suitable for a large business, particularly if you don't already have another backup strategy in place. I would expect to pay very much more for a service which offers SLAs and takes responsability for data loss. If you're a tiny business, and you're looking to back up just one or two servers which are already backed up to local USB disks or mirrored to another datacenter, then this seems like very good value.
Jan
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comment flat-rate backup service for Windows Server
It might be worth emailing them and asking - they do stress frequently throughout their site that there are no limits on overall storage or file size.
Jan
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comment flat-rate backup service for Windows Server
I can't see any details of different editions - if you go to the business section of the FAQ they specifically say there is only one edition, and that backing up servers is explicitly supported (livedrive.com/faq#faq-business-1). It also says further up that they support Windows Server.
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comment flat-rate backup service for Windows Server
Hi TomTom, I downvoted your answer because I felt it wasn't an answer to my question. Robert Moir has rewritten your answer but I still feel this is wrong - clearly such services do exist since I have discovered a couple of possibilities in my own research - I have added these as answers. You may want to investigate livedrive.com as a solution to your backup problem with the 2000gb external server. Their FAQ page is here: livedrive.com/faq - Kind Regards
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