[olug] SpiderOak

Dan Linder dan at linder.org
Mon Dec 27 23:31:43 UTC 2010

I've been using JungleDisk to backup my wifes computer (Windows) for a few
years now and it works really well.


I've loaded the Linux client a couple times and the software is smart enough
to let multiple machines access the same repository at the same time.

I did sign up back when they were a separate company, so my only monthly
cost is the Amazon Web Services storage and transfer fees.  I currently have
about 40GB of photos and other documents and my monthly bill is about $6.00.

Since I joined, they were purchased by Rackspace and I believe they have
switched to a different pricing model.  (IIRC, the Rackspace storage is a
flat $0.15/GB/Month, and Amazon is $0.14/GB/Month+transfer fees.)

The windows client has a decent scheduler that has the option to send an
e-mail report after the backup is complete, and there is also a way to make
the "cloud copy" accessible via a drive letter if necessary.  I'm sure the
Linux version has a way to mount and backup via command line.


On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 17:05, <webtrekker at cox.net> wrote:

> I've had an account with SpiderOak for the past year. My review ... great
> idea, not so great client software.  I had several issues and could never
> get the cli version to work correctly or use cron to do automated backups.
>  They will not release their source code even as I was working with them for
> a working SuSE version.  I am not going to renew this year and am going to
> work on a different solution.  Their support isn't very good in my opinion,
> and even the Windows client would often lock up or take my CPU to 100%.
> I went with them originally because they were the only ones I could find
> that seemed to support a Linux client as well as Windows and Mac.
> Hope that helps,
> Patrick
> ---- Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 11:43 AM, Jon Larsen <relayer at levania.org>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > Anyone in OLUG use SpiderOak?  Looking for a review/opinion.
> >
> > Never used or even heard of SpiderOak.
> >
> > SpiderOak's 100GB for $100.00/year is half-the-price of DropBox.com
> > i had decided to pay for DropBox instead of RAID, but now there is
> > even more choice.
> > DropBox seemed to have raised their rates.
> >
> > Would really like to know others experience with SpiderOak.
> > Not sure how well DropBox handles symbolic links, but SpiderOak does
> > not handle them at all.  Is Recursion detection that hard?
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