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I wanted to see if there were other solutions that people out there use and whole-heartedly recommend
I whole-heartedly recommend not giving your data to third-party entities. There's a good example as to why not, right here.
I also whole-heartedly recommend buying hard drives in sets of 4: One live, one offline backup, one offsite backup, one spare ready to go at a moment's notice. Once you figure the drives are too small for your regular backups, congratulations--you now have enough drives to recycle them into a RAID5 setup.
So, I notice that nobody signs their posts anymore. Not even in the "forum sig line" (or whatever it's called.) I figure I could save CP a couple thousand bytes a year by not signing my name to posts. What say you -- should this old dog learn that new trick? It's really hard to stop the fingers...