Backify Offers 512 GB Free Online Backup Storage

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512GB? Hard drives are cheap but not that cheap. a 3TB drive would accommodate 6 people, none of whom are paying anything. Talk about overselling. They are counting on no one at all using anything close to what they are offering.

I'm sure the pirates will find some way to use it for distributing warez.
 

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nope it says so on their website

but remember its cloud based so they are not going to keep exactly 512Gb of physical harddrive space per customer. they are actually only going to provision only a fraction of it as real storage and expand it as it get used up by people.
 
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Call me pessimistic, but their prices seem unrealistically low: 512GB for free or unlimited for $5/mo. Either those prices are going up, or their business is going down (along with your data).
 
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From the TOS

By using the facilities of the Backify Services to make Content available to other Users (“Shared Content”):
you grant to Backify a limited license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute your Shared Content on and through the Backify Services. The license you grant to Backify is non-exclusive, perpetual, fully-paid and royalty-free, sub-licensable, and worldwide;
you represent and warrant that you own the Shared Content or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section;
 
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when i try to create a account. this is the message i got . there was an error please try again. but only three fields required to create account. this is a fucking fuck.
may be they will give 512TB per customer for FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
LOL.....................!
 

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iCloud = $100/yr = 50GB
Backify = $60/yr = 512GB + unlimited storage

No contest. Burn in hell iCloud. Oh, and Backify = horrible name.
 
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Have a look at www.BeeCloud.eu. They offer the same deal. 512Gb free, no questions asked.
 
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This is just reselling LiveDrive - www.livedrive.com/ForResellers/

They pay approx. $2000/year and can create "unlimited space, unlimited accounts". It isn't if Backify can stay afloat, it is if LiveDrive themselves can stay afloat. They depend on not fully utilizing space, but giving it away from free will very much jeopardize that.
 

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[citation][nom]back_by_demand[/nom]Go buy a 2Tb HDD, caddy it up and stash it in the bottom of your sock drawer...Like everyone else[/citation]

That's why you download midget porn. It does not take up as much hard drive space!
 

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The question is, what exactly will you be utilising all this cloud storage for?
Music?
Videos?
If you have it at home already and have a laptop then you can stream it to yourself via Windows Media Player and not have to pay anyone to store it for you.
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So this is aimed at smartphones or tablets that don't have Windows Media Player, as soon as Windows 8 lands all that will change, phones and tablets will join the laptops that have been able to do this for ages.
 

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[citation][nom]back_by_demand[/nom]The question is, what exactly will you be utilising all this cloud storage for?Music?Videos?If you have it at home already and have a laptop then you can stream it to yourself via Windows Media Player and not have to pay anyone to store it for you....So this is aimed at smartphones or tablets that don't have Windows Media Player, as soon as Windows 8 lands all that will change, phones and tablets will join the laptops that have been able to do this for ages.[/citation]Sounds like a great solution for backing up my WHS. I'm sick of stacking up $100 1TB externals. (Want to buy one? I'll have three for sale at $40 apiece if I can get Backify working well!)

The only issue now is my 250GB monthly limit with AT&T U-verse. :(
 

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[citation][nom]Thunderfox[/nom]512GB? Hard drives are cheap but not that cheap. a 3TB drive would accommodate 6 people, none of whom are paying anything. Talk about overselling. They are counting on no one at all using anything close to what they are offering. I'm sure the pirates will find some way to use it for distributing warez.[/citation]
Block level deduplication allows a pool of storage to service thousands of people. Realisitic workloads would show that the same blocks are seen with most backups (programs especially).
 

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Deduplication will definitely help on accounts that store programs or music files but that will never be efficient on holiday pictures for example.
I suspect that they count mainly on the fact that only very few people will use it to it's full capacity. I don't see this as a problem at all (I don't like to whaste resources), but I hope that they are better than Google at starting up additional storage units in time when the available storage schrinks because paying 80Gb storage for your google account only to find out that you receive a "Error 10 , storage unavailable" almost every time you are trying to upload more than 500Mb of pictures in a row makes you feel like you've been ... screwed!
 

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Yeah signing up seems hosed atm. Tried with 2 different e-mail and both wont work.
Going to give this site a negative review, obviously can't review something that does not work. Who would want to backup important files to a service that is not reliable.
 

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Googling "Backify" (after correcting the redirection to "Backupify", lol), returns this Tom's article above the actual website.
...Not a great sign IMHO.
 

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[citation][nom]dthx[/nom]Deduplication will definitely help on accounts that store programs or music files but that will never be efficient on holiday pictures for example.I suspect that they count mainly on the fact that only very few people will use it to it's full capacity. I don't see this as a problem at all (I don't like to whaste resources), but I hope that they are better than Google at starting up additional storage units in time when the available storage schrinks because paying 80Gb storage for your google account only to find out that you receive a "Error 10 , storage unavailable" almost every time you are trying to upload more than 500Mb of pictures in a row makes you feel like you've been ... screwed![/citation]
Sure, that's pretty obvious. However, block level dedup (512byte blocks) does still allow deduplication with the holiday pictures, especially with large datasets.
ZFS is a good implementation of block level dedup:
http://blogs.oracle.com/bonwick/entry/zfs_dedup
 

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[citation][nom]soo-nah-mee[/nom]Sounds like a great solution for backing up my WHS. I'm sick of stacking up $100 1TB externals. (Want to buy one? I'll have three for sale at $40 apiece if I can get Backify working well!)The only issue now is my 250GB monthly limit with AT&T U-verse.[/citation]

$100 for 1TB? You can get 2TB for around $80 now. And if you have a server, unless you have it in a really small case, you would be better off with several internal drives anyway.
 
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