Some months ago i’ve discovered Crashplan and i couldn’t believe my eyes. They say, that you have unlimited backup storage for just 3$ per Month!
So i though, let’s give Crashplan a try. A one year license for 49,99$ isn’t that much money you risk. The data, that i wanted to backup has a size of 3.1TB and the computer has a 100MBit connection to the Internet.
Finally, i started the backup: And how long does it take? Just 2.8 years! Well, i think, it’s not a big surprise at all. If they were not lying about the unlimited disk space, they would have to limit the bandwidth to make it a profitable service.
If you want to use crashplan to backup just some small files to the “cloud”, it can be a good product. But if you try to use it as a real backup solution for your disks, you should better use another computer, since the backup takes about 1 year per TB, which is about 1 Week per 20GB.
So does Crashplan really offer unlimited storage? In theory yes, but in practice i have to say no.