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Discussion in 'Computers' started by LV426, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. LV426

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    I'm looking for a place to back up my 200GB worth of family photos and videos.

    I tried Crashplan, which initially looked good, but unfortunately has some problems with the Linux client software, particularly when used with external drives which are often disconnected. It has the habit of restarting the entire backup, when it already completed. Do you know long this amount of data takes to transfer over a slow ADSL broadband connection?!

    I do currently backup to a second HDD, but this wouldn't help if my house happened to be burgled, or there was a fire.
     

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    200Gb is the compressed volume? That kind of cloud space doesn't come cheap. I'm thinking more like a physical drive and a safe deposit box, but that would be hard to update.
     
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    Well Crashplan's monthly subscription is quite small, and they didn't place a limit on the amount of data you can upload.

    These are family videos of the kids when they were small, so absolutely priceless. I would not want to lose this data.

    So what do other people do about protecting their valuable data, like family photos from being lost?
     
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    Keep it on a portable HDD at the office, and any new additional "valuable data" sync it once every few days or something, that's in addition to your home backups of course. So that should cover fire, theft, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, typhoons, etc. 200GB of cloud storage doesn't come so cheap, yes, and also it might only be regionally available, depending if you're travelling internationally and where you might be.

    For me, Google Drive isn't available in China, and doesn't like VPNs being used, and Baidu Pan isn't easily available outside of China(you have to login with a +86 phone number).

    FWIW my dad sent me 1.5TB of data earlier this year, and we actually found that airmail has far more bandwidth and availability than any internet clouds. He posted me a hard-drive, UK to China, took 6 days. :thumbsupdroid:
     
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    Personally,

    I do it this way:

    Allway Sync set up to use an external USB 2 TB hard drive.

    if the USB drive if there, it syncs from where it last left off.
    if the USB drive is missing, it just goes to sleep, and patiently waits and waits and waits....

    Then, I plug in the USB drive and go to bed. By morning, I have a perfect backup of everything...
    USB 3.0 would be great if you have it.... but 2.0 gets the job done just fine.

    I too, and suffering from Internet Delusion via an AT&T ADSL connection...
    AT&T restricts uploads to 256 kbps..... :mad:


    My Verizon MiFi router on 4g gives me 25 mbps in spurts of a few seconds, and after about 12 seconds or so, it throttles back to 8-10 mbps... both UP and Down.....
     

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