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Cloud backup solutions
Curios about what others here are using for cloud backup.

My current setup is to use Time Machine on my Mac's to backup to my NAS (QNAP).  I would also like to incorporate some type of offsite backup (cloud) as a redundancy.  The software I have available on the NAS can backup to the usual cloud storage places (Amazon, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.).
I also keep clones of my SD card(s) from my xPAP on the NAS, copies of my VM's, important docs, etc.

The NAS is 16TB but I would not need to store that much in the cloud.  Probably be cost prohibitive too.  Could likely get by with 4TB for now but would like the ability to expand if necessary.

So what works, or doesn't work for your home backup solution?
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RE: Cloud backup solutions
I use CrashPlan, now known as Code42. $10/month for unlimited (I think still unlimited) storage. I have 3.5 TB in the cloud. Restoring individual files or a directory is easy.

It will take you forever to upload 4TB to a cloud storage service. Code42 offers (or did, the last time I checked) an option to send you a drive that you fill up with your data and send back to them by mail.

I also have a 12 GB NAS -- a Synology DS415+. I backup from computer to NAS using Acronis and file copying with SyncBack Pro. Back up to CrashPlan is also from the computer rather than from the NAS as I prefer to back up from the primary source and not a copy.
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RE: Cloud backup solutions
I keep all my backup in-house, not on someone else's server that people call a cloud.  I have 2, 3tb network external drives.  the 2 drives are a mirror of each other. if one dies i have all the data on the other.  those 2 drives have a problem with speed because the journey to the laptops is wireless. so i bought a 5tb usb and put that info and much more including 300,000 mp3's all in one place. by using usb it's much faster to transfer things back and forth.
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RE: Cloud backup solutions
The problem with keeping the backup in-house is that it protects well and conveniently against hardware and user error. It provides no protection against loss from fire and theft. That's your choice of course.
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RE: Cloud backup solutions
(07-18-2020, 07:54 PM)GuyScharf Wrote: The problem with keeping the backup in-house is that it protects well and conveniently against hardware and user error.  It provides no protection against loss from fire and theft.  That's your choice of course.

when i'm not here the big drive is in a big 6 ft safe that no one is going to walk off with.   If we burn to the ground, the computers will be least of my problems. you have no idea where your data is stored. i mean where exactly is the server and how  secure is it really.  different strokes for different folks. some people don't back up at all.
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RE: Cloud backup solutions
Encryption would take care of any privacy concerns I might have using cloud storage.
The biggest downside (for me) is my upload speeds are only ~11 Mbps (1.375 MB/s) on a good day. So transferring a few TB's of data would take some time.
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RE: Cloud backup solutions
Richard Eastman, in his excellent genealogy newsletter has included some very interesting articles on cloud storage and other backup options. You can check it out by going to: richard@eastman.net. The daily newsletter is free and there is a plus edition for a nominal price.
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RE: Cloud backup solutions
Another option that no one talks about is to make your own off site cloud backup.  All you need to do is put a computer w/enough hard drive space for your backups at a remote location. A friend or relatives house or a buddies business perhaps. 

Use [Commercial Link Removed] Search for: GoodSync

I won't get into details, but obviously your computer backs up to the remote computer. Use the encryption to keep eyes out of the remote backup, or in case it's stolen.

Even an old computer would work just fine. Just add hard drives or USB drives as/if you need more space.  Goodsync is inexpensive and you can get a Win10 key pretty cheap these days.  GoodSync runs w/Linux too.

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RE: Cloud backup solutions
(07-26-2020, 07:09 PM)theMezz Wrote: Another option that no one talks about is to make your own off site cloud backup.


This is essentially one of the methods Apnea Board uses for encrypted off-site backup.
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RE: Cloud backup solutions
As a writer, I keep backups of my backups.
- Active (currently working on) files go to an FTP folder on my website.
- Everything else goes to DreamObjects (Dreamhost'scloud service). And, yes, I know where the servers are. In Virginia near Richmond.
- a plug-in regularly backups my websites and encrypts it
- I do both syncs and backups
- I have a USB key in the front of my PC that gets my writing and important documents synced every morning
- I use Cyberduck or ExpanDrive to access the cloud files
- Filezilla for FTP
- I use Syncback Pro for all the upload syncing and backing up.

I am a big fan of open source software. I usually donate more than I'd pay for a commercial software but that's the point.
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