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Automatic computer cloud backup
« on: March 14, 2020, 09:08:09 PM »
Whats a recommended  service to backup my computer to cloud ? got lots of pictures music etc will need about 2 TB.
prefer automatic backup.

been using amazon photos till now but takes way to long to upload etc

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Re: Automatic computer cloud backup
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 09:09:19 PM »
Whats a recommended  service to backup my computer to cloud ? got lots of pictures music etc will need about 2 TB.
prefer automatic backup.

been using amazon photos till now but takes way to long to upload etc
Dropbox is the quickest. Super easy to integrate with the desktop version. 2TB is 10/month.

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Re: Automatic computer cloud backup
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2020, 09:35:09 PM »
I use https://www.backblaze.com/cloud-backup.html

$6/month unlimited data.
If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Automatic computer cloud backup
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2020, 09:44:24 PM »
Dropbox is the quickest. Super easy to integrate with the desktop version. 2TB is 10/month.
is a laptop the same ?

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Re: Automatic computer cloud backup
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2020, 10:35:10 PM »
I use https://www.backblaze.com/cloud-backup.html

$6/month unlimited data.
Same
At work we use iDrive, you don't get unlimited data but you can share the limits between multiple computers so it came out cheaper.
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Re: Automatic computer cloud backup
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2020, 02:14:32 PM »
Dropbox is online storage.  Online storage is not online backup.

Great short backup article/review here:
http://www.rubinitconsulting.com/faqs/backup-or-lose-your-data
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Re: Automatic computer cloud backup
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2020, 06:28:46 PM »
Dropbox is online storage.  Online storage is not online backup.

Can you explain what you mean?

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Re: Automatic computer cloud backup
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2020, 06:29:22 PM »
If you have your computer sync to dropbox and you delete some files or folders by mistake, dropbox will delete the online version too
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Re: Automatic computer cloud backup
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2020, 06:31:53 PM »
If you have your computer sync to dropbox and you delete some files or folders by mistake, dropbox will delete the online version too
is that with backblaze as well ?

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Re: Automatic computer cloud backup
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2020, 06:33:01 PM »
is that with backblaze as well ?
no
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Re: Automatic computer cloud backup
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2020, 06:38:09 PM »
no
once its backed up it needs to be deleted manually ?

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Re: Automatic computer cloud backup
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2020, 06:38:51 PM »
I am not 100% sure, it may be that they save deleted files for a certain number of days
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Re: Automatic computer cloud backup
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2020, 06:41:11 PM »
I am not 100% sure, it may be that they save deleted files for a certain number of days

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Re: Automatic computer cloud backup
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2020, 06:41:33 PM »
30 days by default, 1 year for extra $2/mo, forever for more money.
nice!
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Re: Automatic computer cloud backup
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2020, 06:43:11 PM »
and on dropbox can i just upload it, and set it shouldnt sync my computer like that it wont get deleted if i delte it from my computer, downside will be having to upload everything manually ?