I’ve been using CrashPlan for Home for a few years now to back up my NAS and a few of my machines. They’ve been great and I’ve never had any issues once I got everything configured. Working in IT and hearing stories about friends losing data led me to follow the 3-2-1 backup rule. Accidents can happen in many different ways and are usually expensive.
About a year ago I received an email from CrashPlan announcing that they were moving away from the personal backup business and focusing on small business. The Home plan was a pretty good deal, and I wouldn’t be able to match the features that their service provided for the price.
A few weeks ago, after some focused procrastination and another email warning about the deadline, I decided to take the easy route and switch to their Small Business account. That option is a little more expensive, but it was a seamless move. It didn’t require any changes at all. I read some reviews of the other comparable services, and it just seemed like a good idea to stay with CrashPlan.