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CrashPlan for Home is to be discontinued – what now?

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So Code42 is getting out of the home user business, as presented here:

https://www.crashplan.com/en-us/consumer/nextsteps/

And here’s the Facebook post where customers are placing a lot of questions:

In the end, something like this was bound to happen. Microsoft was the first to pull back from unlimited cloud storage on OneDrive, although it is still (IMO) one of the best options to have with Office365, but for Cloud Backup it’s a different story: Amazon was recently offering Unlimited storage but pulled back as well. Costs for this must be very significant and home users ultimately will more likely abuse the system than enterprise ones.

 


So what about alternatives?

Synology C2

Synology’s C2 cloud service’s prices have been published and they are generally more expensive:

https://c2.synology.com/en-us/backup#tab_plan

CrashPlan for Small Business

In the end I think paying up twice as much for CrashPlan for Small Business can be one of the best options. The app for Synology is named differently but it reportedly works similarly.

 

Backblaze B2

The significant advantage of Backblaze B2 is that is it natively supported by Synology’s Could Sync services, which I already use for OneDrive and fell pretty great about. But for large datasets (2Tb+) and from the cost calculations I’ve made, it’s hard to beat CrashPlan for Small Business.

 

 


 

What do you think about all of this?

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4 comments for “CrashPlan for Home is to be discontinued – what now?

  1. Kevin Vannorsdel
    August 23, 2017 at 04:20

    I am still trying to find out FOR SURE if the friend based backup features are also going away. I dont use “crashplan central” for storage… I only use their location services to backup to friends computers. Is it clear that this is going away too?

  2. tcgphotos
    August 24, 2017 at 20:11

    For me, I’ve taken up their offer to migrate to CrashplanPRO and I’m busy syncing block info now from my DS415+. Their offer extended me a month free to end Oct, then a 75% discount for the next year. For my needs I’m happy enough with that. I’ve a few TB with them and decided it would have been a mess to migrate out.

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