[Gllug] OT: Network connection for home to cloud backup

John Edwards john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk
Wed Sep 15 20:50:16 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 01:05:54PM +0100, gvim wrote:
> I have recently had to inform a client of mine that his plan to have
> a home network fileserver backed up to a cloud service is unworkable
> because his home broadband deal typically has only 0.6Mbps upload
> speed. Obvious to us, maybe, but not to him. Is there a reasonably
> priced business-grade alternative anyone knows of which might suit
> his requirements?

Not for anywhere near a similar price at the moment.
0.6Mb/s is actually above average for an ADSL upload.

Option 1 = SDSL 2Mb/s for hundreds of pounds per month.

Option 2 = Leased line for thousands of pounds per month
(but varies a lot depending on location).

Option 3 = If you can wait 6 months to a 1 year (probably not)
then BT may be rolling out Fibre-To-The-Cabinet in the area:

Option 4 = If the data is not changing much on a day-by-day basis
(beware of binary databases that change a lot such as Outlook) then
burn to DVDs or a USB hard disk and ship to the data centre.

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