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instead of backing up all my stuff on hard drives, I'm looking at cloud storage, like Amazon Clouddrive.
Anyone has experiences, in terms of cost, security and speed?
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Old 24.05.2017, 11:13
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Re: cloud storage

Well if it is a backup solution you need then look at CrashPlan etc not cloud storage
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Re: cloud storage

Cloud is rubbish.
You have zero control and if the data is lost, it's lost. Not even talking about the various nasty terms in the T&C.

And good luck contacting idiotic "services" when you'll have anything wrong.

PS: That's my professional opinion based on the horrible reality with "it support services".


Well, a NAS, local backup, is within reach for most people nowadays, at a decent cost.
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Re: cloud storage

Besides cost/speed/security (or safety?), suggest to keep in mind:
- never put all eggs in one basket: not only use 2 independent cloud providers, but still keep a hard drive copy. Hard drives are cheap, auto-sync solutions are transparent, so why risk? Cloud is for day-to-day data usage, disk for peace of mind. Or vice versa. The latter is probably better - local disk is your quick working copy, the cloud - a reserve copy, syncing the deltas per schedule or on demand.
- check possibility and cost of point-in-time restore, i.e. if you suddenly want back a letter that you deleted 5 years ago, how much will it cost to restore a copy of your Inbox dated May 5, 2012?
- I, personally, consider that *any* digital data is insecure. The difference between security of data on your local hard drive and security on the cloud is insufficient these days, and will keep reducing in the years to come. So, don't worry about security. Just forget about it )) If you want to keep something really sensitive, encrypt it. Fast. And burn the source drive ))
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Re: cloud storage

Not a cloud in sight - so I ain't storing any
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Re: cloud storage

You can check out backblaze which is cheap and had its start in backup.

Also amazon glacier for low cost long term archiving.
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Re: cloud storage

Hubic is dirt cheap in terms of price per TB: 41.67 EUR/year/10TB (price for non EU), that's cheaper than a DIY solution with NAS

But still a big +1 to the advice of not putting all eggs in one basket. Use it only for extra redundancy and store data in multiple places. Local NAS is still the best

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Also amazon glacier for low cost long term archiving.
Low cost only until you actually need to recover any data from it
https://medium.com/@karppinen/how-i-...r-6cb77b288c3e

And backblaze is not really unlimited. They watch out for "abusers" and you need their software to keep running or they'll delete your data after a while

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Aka: when the pricing page has a 'learn more' link, click on it.
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Re: cloud storage

Well, evidently some people can't read even the big print and fool themselves into thinking that it's low cost. That's all I wanted to warn about
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