It’s relatively cheap to back up your server online if you’re not fussed about where the data is stored. US companies such as Mozy charge under US$600 a year to backup a 100GB server. But what if you are security sensitive and reluctant to store data overseas?
Online backup for servers is a relatively common service in Australia. A number of smaller providers give businesses the option of backing up 100GB, 1TB or more. BoxFreeIT looked around at a couple of services to get an idea for how much an Australian service cost in comparison to the US.
Backup247 has provided cloud backup solutions to Australian businesses since 2006. To backup 10GB online costs $27 per month and 100GB costs $126 per month. They offer a 30 day free trial and backups are stored on a secondary file vault every night.
WebVault Plans cost $60 per month for 10GB and $250 per month for 100GB. Data is replicated across two high-security,redundant data centres in Perth. Retention policies are customisable for recovery of specific data.
Quantumtek host data centres in Brisbane and Sydney and has been around since 1997. Users pay $110 per month to backup 100GB. The minimum amount of paid storage is 30GB with quotes available upon request.
First Focus is designed to backup servers with a minimum size of 100GB. The monthly fee of $25 comes with a yearly based contract. Additional servers cost $55 per month; account management and 24/7 service desk support is another $99.