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  1. davo26

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    ive spent the last few days ripping all my cds and dvds to flac, mp3 and mp4, and theyre all in respective folders on a portable HD. they come to about 300Gb on a 1Tb drive.

    i now want to back this music up in case of disc failure. im thinking of google drive, as i have the htc m8, chromebook and a google account. the plan is i can use the android music player to play any of my music on the phone instead of deezer/spotify, plus its all there safely stored as a back up.

    i tried connecting the HD to chromebook and cut and pasting the folders to 'google drive' but this didnt work, saying i didnt have enough space (even though i have 1Tb google space?). i then looked at uploading through 'google play music'. this didnt work either, when i hit upload music and direct to my folders, i press upload and nothing happens.

    firstly, does anyone know why nothing seems to work? and secondly, is this actually the best way of backing up my music. yes i can buy another HD and copy it just in case, but id still like the opportunity to play any of my music wherever i am in the world (i dont mind using my phone data for this).

    thanks a lot :)
     

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    When I did this a couple of years back... I used the Google music app on my PC... And then could drag and drop the lot into a folder and it synced them up.

    It doesn't actually upload them all... But uses a pattern matching approach were it can, so that it plays it back from the music they have stored there.. Saves bandwidth but sometimes you can end up with a slightly different track in the library than you expect (eg. Radio edit rather than the sweary one ;) )
     
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    thanks mate, just tried this and its working! downloaded something called music manager which is currently uploading them to an old windows laptop thats about to die :)

    the one snag with this is...... yes itll be fine for playback, but i wont have 'a safe place where all my datas backed up' in case of HD failure. this is where i could do with it being uploaded to something like google drive i spose?

    thanks a lot
     
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    The music manager also gives you the option of copying it back from the cloud to your PC... So you can get it back that way.... Although downloading it will take longer as you need all the data in the files back and it can't use the pattern matching trick)
     
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    so just to be clear then..... itll upload my music using pattern matching and 'sweary track' becomes 'radio edit' on google play, but if i download back, i get 'sweary track' back to pc rather than radio edit?

    altho im not entirely happy with this as a sole back up option as i ripped dvds too (to mp4), so i really do want some storage somewhere to upload all my stuff as a complete back up.

    thanks a lot
     
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    " saying i didnt have enough space (even though i have 1Tb google space?)"

    Might want to check your Google drive account, and see if there is any limitation on how much data can be uploaded per time or even day. My account only allows for 2 gbs a day
     

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