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  • Of your available options, I'd roll with Google Drive, personally.

    If you want to be a big kid though: https://owncloud.org/Opens a new window

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  • alstech wrote:

    Hi all,

    I reently had some damage in my house and lost all my data in my MacBook Pro, luckily I had my data in my Windows computer, I was looking at some cloud storage solutions, did a lot of googling and they all seem to offer similar options. I kind of liked pCloud since it is a one time payment for the 500 GB, but I was looking for at least 1 TB in storage and pCloud does not offer that (based on my research they only offer 500 GB and a 2 TB). Anyone uses any solution that you can recommend? I'd get OneDrive but I am not really interested in the O365 that much. Any thoughts? 

    Being a non-Mac user, there would be many options available....

    But recommendations for Mac user.....I would just ask what is it you prefer or require ? It seems that your preference is more important that the other requirements add up (else either O365 vs G-suite or a 2TB storage for 1TB file with spare for growth is no brainer). Then to resolve data loss, you should be looking at backups as how about cases of data corruption and/or accidental deletion (accidental move to trash bin and left there for months then auto-purged) ?

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  • For personal use, I've used the free versions of about all that were available (including Degoo , Box, and Jottacloud), and have not seen much difference for my simple 'drag and drop' needs for docs, photos, etc...

    I have an aversion to paying $100 per year for a mere 1 TB of cloud storage, with 1 TB physical drives down to about $25-$30. I just use my own external 3 TB and internal/loading docked 4 TB drives, and, back up truly important stuff (photos, and encrypted docs) to multiple free cloud locations.

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  • You can try google drive or dropbox

    Another solution you can buy cloud device Western digital my cloud or my cloud mirror

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  • So would WD My cloud sync stuff to WD's "Cloud"?

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  • I just want to have all my documents / files somewhere else other than my computer(s), that way I never ever lose anything if anything happens to my devices. I do back up my computers regularly to local WD external drives, but I am now more interested in paying some $$ for piece of mind. Any other solutions you recommend? I would love to get the Google Drive, they offer 2 TB at $9.99/mo. But I would like to hear people out other than reading online articles that will make my head spin.

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  • Ok, since the big three are about the same in features, I looked at cost. 

    1. DropBox is $9.99/mo, $99.99/yr for 1TB
    2. iCloud is $9.99/mo for 2TB with no yearly plan
    3. Google Drive is $9.99/mo, $99.99/y for 2TB

    If it just came down to pricing, I'd go with Google Drive (even though right now I'm not using it).  If you do a lot of work on your Mac and/or have iPhones, iPads, et al, then I'd lean toward iCloud, even though you'd end up spending approx $20 more per year (which was my vote above).

    At the moment, I generally just use DropBox as I tend not to have more than 10GB stored online, with a few GB on OneDrive.  Both the free versions (I got a bit extra on DropBox at one point for reasons I cannot discuss ::wink::  I do have a 2TB WD external drive that I back up to and will probably consider the SanDisk 2TB Portable SSOpens a new windowD, I just don't have the $360 because my transmission in my truck shit the bed.

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  • WD My Cloud acts as Dropbox or Google drive but, its present in your premises

    In this data can be uploaded or downloaded from aby device connected through its wd application

    https://www.wd.com/products/personal-cloud-storage.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=pdsrc1&utm_term=wd%20my%20cloud&utm_content=DR&utm_campaign=g%20-%20us%20-%20nam%20-%20wd%20-%20ps%20-%20cloud%20exa%20-%20b&keywordid=9-27402&k_userid=_kenshoo_clickid_&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0sbHyZKr4AIVHrjACh1Xwwf9EAAYASAAEgJLvvD_BwEOpens a new window

    Wd.com personal cloud storage for more details

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  • alstech wrote:

    I just want to have all my documents / files somewhere else other than my computer(s), that way I never ever lose anything if anything happens to my devices. I do back up my computers regularly to local WD external drives, but I am now more interested in paying some $$ for piece of mind. Any other solutions you recommend? I would love to get the Google Drive, they offer 2 TB at $9.99/mo. But I would like to hear people out other than reading online articles that will make my head spin.

    Then for a MAC user, backup to Apple cloud or itunes etc.

    Paying for cloud storage is not necessarily as safe as your external devices. I got a NAS for my "home office" backup repository which is running on a 500VA UPS (in case of power surge & spikes). I would always ask what mode of restoration you need before you consider the backup solution. I would not want to spend hours trying to retrieve the 1TB from the cloud in cases where restoration is required nor would I want to leave the data "openly" in the cloud.

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  • I do have a Drobo NAS device. What I want is my data to live "Off-Site", I want to make sure my data is somewhere else safe, I know the "cloud" thing can be scary for some, but if I go with major carriers like Google, DropBox, iCloud, or OneDrive, I wouldn't have a problem. So all I need is another place that does not get affected by a hurricane, fire or any damage that might occur in my property. Pretty much a DR scenario but only for personal files not for recovering snapshots or anything like that. 

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  • alstech wrote:

    I do have a Drobo NAS device. What I want is my data to live "Off-Site", I want to make sure my data is somewhere else safe, I know the "cloud" thing can be scary for some, but if I go with major carriers like Google, DropBox, iCloud, or OneDrive, I wouldn't have a problem. So all I need is another place that does not get affected by a hurricane, fire or any damage that might occur in my property. Pretty much a DR scenario but only for personal files not for recovering snapshots or anything like that. 

    Thats one diff between using PC vs MAC.....I do not know if MAC have backup software that allows jobs that have both "backup" (backup to a location) and "backup copy" (copies the backup data to secondary location like could) as in Veeam.

    Its not snapshots but backup....

    ....

    You can have files stored at remote location (NAS or cloud) which you can work off directly. 

    Else you can have files on your machine then the files are being backup frequently to the remote location. Some people sync their files to the remote location then backup to a secondary location....but note the issues of sync (rubbish in rubbish out). 

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  • Use hubic
    It’s pretty cheap for the amount of cloud data you get

    https://hubic.com/en/offersOpens a new window

    The downside to this service is the support, I’ve never had to contact them buy if you do then good luck as it’s run by Ovh, worst hosting company for support in the world.

    I tend to use it only as second tier backups, which in your case it would be applicable

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  • Google drive if you could care less about Office.

    If you ever use office, then O365 is a no brainer, and lets face it the 1TB of storage for O365, is a bargain.

    I went an odd route, and rolled out my own domain on Azure, pulled in my domain from Godaddy, and bought O365 for business. Yeah I spend like $20 a month for all of that, but it allows me to add users to o365 and have all the exchange-like features of a business. The extra tools you get from O365 in business is pretty sweet.

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  • Well this is for my personal use. At work I have O365 (hybrid mode), its excellent. But I am more interested in saving my personal files somewhere safe where I can get to whenever I want, google drive offer 2 TB for 9.99/mo and OneDrive’s 1 TB for 9.99/mo

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  • Hubic is terrible. So many bad reviews, it’s so cheap I can agree on that.

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  • I personally do the $100 a year for 2tb with Google. Im able to back up my PC and my wife's Mac offsite and still have space to burn. I do local backups to externals once a month but if the house burns to the ground, ive got backups of backups in the cloud. Piece of mind and all that. The software is seamless and easy. But as always, thats just my $.02. Everyone has their preferences. 

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  • alstech, honestly - Google Drive is what you're looking for in this case. I use it. My wife and kids use it. My friends use it. It's fantastic, easy, and cheap. Of the options you listed, it is the most cost effective. You can access your files anywhere you go on any device with an internet connection and sharing files, uploading files, and managing files couldn't be any easier.

    Save yourself the hassle and just go with Google Drive. You'll be happy with it. 

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  • Google Drive works great.  I use it heavily on the personal side, for my whole family, and it works across everything.

    Also run an ownCloud Community Edition  instance here in the house on a HP Microserver G8.  

    For backups, I still use CrashPlan PRO  (well, SMB now).  The price increase has pushed me out, but I still pay for now, as I've just not had the time, nor made the decision where to take my business. (prob. to Backblaze or Amazon.) and whittle my backups down to just the really critical stuff (as opposed to Crashplan's AYCE!)   

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  • alstech wrote:

    I just want to have all my documents / files somewhere else other than my computer(s), that way I never ever lose anything if anything happens to my devices. I do back up my computers regularly to local WD external drives, but I am now more interested in paying some $$ for piece of mind. Any other solutions you recommend? I would love to get the Google Drive, they offer 2 TB at $9.99/mo. But I would like to hear people out other than reading online articles that will make my head spin.

    This is why I went Chromebook!  I can crush the Chromebook at any time and lose nothing.  I can get another one off the shelf at any store and be back up and running in a matter of minutes.  The only cost is the replacement Chromebook, no "extra" stuff needed.  Doing it this way, no matter what device is handy all of my stuff is available all of the time.

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  • I will go with G Drive. Question I am seeing the "OwnCloud" thing come up, would I be able to do that and utilize Google's 2 TB storage? How do I go about setting that OwnCloud up?

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  • Onedrive. It has 1TB and is also cheap, followed by Google Drive. Basically, any of the two should do.

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  • How about Sync.com? Anyone used it?

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  • alstech wrote:

    Well this is for my personal use. At work I have O365 (hybrid mode), its excellent. But I am more interested in saving my personal files somewhere safe where I can get to whenever I want, google drive offer 2 TB for 9.99/mo and OneDrive’s 1 TB for 9.99/mo

    If anybody can answer this honestly I'd like to know what Internet provider in N America has 100% uptime. My neice also wants a purple unicorn.

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  • If you want to run the community edition of OwnCloud, you'll need a computer to run it on (physical, VM, etc.).    I don't know about using it WITH Google Drive.  I use them for different purposes/projects.  :)

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  • I really like NextCloud for sharing. https://nextcloud.com/signupOpens a new window

    For my backup/sync on my MacBook Pro, I use rsync.net and a custom backup script.

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  • I think that you should use google drive! That may be the solution for all your problems.

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  • darekhamann wrote:

    Onedrive. It has 1TB and is also cheap, followed by Google Drive. Basically, any of the two should do.

    With OneDrive you get what you pay for. I hate it.

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