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How to expand our backup services

NetDynamics24NetDynamics24 Member, Host Rep

During the past year we have been selling backup storage plans (SFTP). We have launched three locations already (USA, Germany and Finland). How should we expand our backup services? Should we add more locations (such as Netherlands), or should we add some add-ons like borgbackup, webdav, etc.

How to expand our backup services
  1. How should we expand our backup services?107 votes
    1. Add more locations (Netherlands, etc)
      19.63%
    2. Add-ons (borgbackup, webdav, etc.)
      80.37%

Comments

  • pengpeng Member

    More services are better than more locations

    For example, WebDAV

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  • cpsdcpsd Member

    I think other locations are better than alternative upload methods if you are already offering a fast and secure one.

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  • Better find someone else than Hetzner

  • Triple replicated backup space?

  • NetDynamics24NetDynamics24 Member, Host Rep

    @evilmalamute said:
    Better find someone else than Hetzner

    We work already with two different providers and we are going to work with a third one as well.

  • AstroAstro Member

    I remember you had webdav listed as a feature. I think you ought to fix your current issues and get features like webdav working. Your offerings are already excellent but they just need to be refined. I'm a fan already but they could definitely be better.

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  • Add another location not in Europe….

  • JamesFJamesF Member, Host Rep
    edited February 5

    can you do SSH, SFTP, FTP in 1 ? I am actually looking for backup space like that since rsync.net stopped the ftp side of things.

    • Ignore that, just realised you do!

    • It would help if you gave a bit more detail on the Backup services... Are they protected by RAID? which version? Are the backup servers duplicated elsewhere?

  • I'd suggest a blockchain backup solution provided.

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  • get rid of (plain-text) ftp and provide webdav instead as standard

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  • I'm constantly searching for affordable backup solutions and throughout the years I've fallen in love with Borg and it's basically a must for me now. If you were to offer Borg servers with lots of storage space I'd definitely take a look!

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  • taizitaizi Member

    is it possible to provide S3 compatible API like minio?

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  • I can not find Finland as location on your site, so maybe make sure existing locations work before adding more.
    Featurewise, webdav is nice.

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  • Having borgbackup support would be great.

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  • borgbackup would be awesome

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  • NetDynamics24NetDynamics24 Member, Host Rep

    Looking for somebody to test our Borgbackup plans. He will have 3 months free service. Please contact me if you are interested in.

  • ehabehab Member

    @NetDynamics24 said:
    Looking for somebody to test our Borgbackup plans. He will have 3 months free service. Please contact me if you are interested in.

    pm sent.

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  • NetDynamics24NetDynamics24 Member, Host Rep

    Thank you all for testing our Borgbackup plans and for your feedback. Seems to be working fine.

  • NetDynamics24NetDynamics24 Member, Host Rep
    edited June 19

    So we finally decided to do both: We expanded to new locations (Germany, Finland, Arizona US, Utah US, Netherlands) and we also added Borgbackup to our new servers. Thank you all for your help.

  • ehabehab Member

    this calls for a new sales thread soon --- congrats :)

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  • m4num4nu Member, Patron Provider

    Welcome to the club!

    If you also plan on supporting the eco system around Borg, do get in touch with me. There are always some projects that could use sponsorship. Happy to hook you up, so we can all give back to the Open Source projects enabling out business.

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  • cazrzcazrz Member

    Im always interested on backup services. How is the users being isolated? Is this just a server with RAID0 using Virtualmin?

  • NetDynamics24NetDynamics24 Member, Host Rep

    @cazrz said:
    Im always interested on backup services. How is the users being isolated? Is this just a server with RAID0 using Virtualmin?

    The users are isolated through the control panel. We also have implemented some custom scripts. Some of our servers are on RAID-0 and some of them without RAID.

  • adlyadly Member

    @ehab said:
    this calls for a new sales thread soon --- congrats :)

    Not unless they cough up $200 for the “privilege”.

  • ehabehab Member

    @adly said:

    @ehab said:
    this calls for a new sales thread soon --- congrats :)

    Not unless they cough up $200 for the “privilege”.

    uhh i forgotten about that... no wonder it has been shite for offers at the front page.

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  • cazrzcazrz Member

    @NetDynamics24 said:

    @cazrz said:
    Im always interested on backup services. How is the users being isolated? Is this just a server with RAID0 using Virtualmin?

    The users are isolated through the control panel. We also have implemented some custom scripts. Some of our servers are on RAID-0 and some of them without RAID.

    Thanks for the quick reply. Is it virtualmin control panel? Are the users isolated per container or just virtual/directories like shared hosting?

  • NetDynamics24NetDynamics24 Member, Host Rep

    @cazrz said:
    Thanks for the quick reply. Is it virtualmin control panel? Are the users isolated per container or just virtual/directories like shared hosting?

    It is Virtualmin/webmin and it is like shared hosting with some modifications from our side.

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  • cazrzcazrz Member

    @NetDynamics24 said:

    @cazrz said:
    Thanks for the quick reply. Is it virtualmin control panel? Are the users isolated per container or just virtual/directories like shared hosting?

    It is Virtualmin/webmin and it is like shared hosting with some modifications from our side.

    Ok thanks for the info.

  • corbpiecorbpie Member

    @adly said:

    @ehab said:
    this calls for a new sales thread soon --- congrats :)

    Not unless they cough up $200 for the “privilege”.

    They can come post it at the other forum

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