So Crashplan, which I have been using for years, has decided to give up on their retail clients - concentrating on their 'business' clients (more expensive and less functionality so far as I can see).
Crashplan are giving two months free beyond whatever expiration a customer has - in my case this takes me to August 2018. However within a week of their announcement I start getting various major errors (no inbound connections, limited outbound connections and severe throttling). Must have been a coincidence (!) but anyways makes me now need to put in place different plans. </rant>
So I was wondering if CloudDrive (CD) can be used instead, particularly as I have various storage (google, onedrive etc) available.
My cloud backup is currently about 2.2tb
So my wish list:
- upload to the cloud the 2.2tb - with room to grow.
- decide what data is backed up to the cloud - most of my local data is not 'critical' - a nuisance to lose but life would continue.
- duplicate all data (so not reliant on one provider) - which would I assume mean I need 4.4tb storage.
- ensure the CD pool is up even if one provider is down (i.e. auto switch to the duplicate data).
- Ideally the duplication transmission occurs 'provider to provider' rather than via my local machine.
- fully encrypt all data - both in its transmission and end storage - must simply be a secure blob from the provider's point of view.
- deduplication (I often move large folders around)
I already have DrivePool so I would be able to integrate with that nicely. Not sure if I would create a new pool (for the cloud stuff) or simply add the cloud drives to the existing pool.
One other thing I do with Crashplan is to have several computers (locally and externally) back up to my local server. This is beyond the scope of Covecube but would highly appreciate any suggestions of how I can replicate this functionality. I'm thinking perhaps a mixture of rsync and a vpn? Or perhaps I can purchase a multi CD licence and sync things somehow (locally and externally - two machines 13k miles away!).
I did try CD a short while ago but ran out of time, so I guess I need to purchase CD now.