I don’t really know where this post goes, so I put it here.
I just learned that that DreamHost doesn’t allow you to use web space to backup personal files. I never made backups consistent nor did I push a lot of data to my website, which is probably why no one ever said anything. Since reading the policy, I have deleted the files but was left with a “why am I paying for so much space if I can’t use it??” feeling.
So I did a little research and found out that DreamHost is pretty much the ONLY web host that will let you backup files using a special “backup user” account. Which is cool and this is exactly why I love DreamHost - they are ahead of everyone else (in the hosting world anyway). However, there are services such as Mozy (http://www.mozy.com) that let you backup an unlimited amount of stuff for $5/mo. I understand having a separate account/server for backups (I assume bandwidth, please correct me if I’m wrong). There is also the obvious difference in that I cannot host a website at Mozy. I’d be happy to pay for a higher service package if I can get an unlimited backup plan. By backup, I don’t need DreamHost to backup my backup, I just need more space than the 50GB offered.
The purpose of this post is to ask, when are we going to get more than 50GB of backup space? Unlimited? I have a 500GB hard drive and I would like to make a backup of it.