Thread: cloud storage?
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: cloud storage?

Originally Posted by reichman View Post
Hello DUC:

Any recommendations for an online storage service that I can communicate with via AFP, and store terabytes of data on?

I'm currently backing up locally with a combination of Retrospect and Time Machine, and I backup offsite with Backblaze. Backblaze is great, but if it doesn't see an external drive for 30 days, it drops the drive's contents from the storage pool. iDisk is great, too, but mine is maxed-out at 60GB and that isn't big enough. I need a place I can store a lot of data offsite long-term, and pay a monthly fee for.

On the other hand, perhaps I should set up my own offsite server somewhere. I welcome any suggestions. Thanks.

Nathaniel Reichman
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I understand this is quite old, but to add to the discussion, I'd like to share what I did. :)

Your last suggestion is precisely what a friend of mine and I did. I setup a VM for him, he mailed me a 1TB HDD for initial setup, he setup a VM for me and I just transferred my data (only 100GB or so) and we take care of our own backups. I remotely connect to the VM he setup, VPN back to my house (using OpenVPN... its free), and let Microsoft's SyncToy check for and make any changes needed. Locally I have 2 backups of everything as well on different machines, just in case.

If you have a good friend who is tech savvy, this would definitely be the way to go. Granted he and I both already have home servers setup, so it only took a few minutes to get everything going, but even just buying a cheap computer, throwing some harddrives in it, and asking someone if you can keep it at their house and connect it to their internet would be cheaper if you have a ton of data.

Just a thought. :)

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