Which cloud drive is suitable

November 17, 2020 at 10:35:54
Specs: Windows 10 Pro, A8 7800, 16 GB DDR3
Finally, I decided to throw out all CDs and DVDs. I have backed up data to my HDD. I need to upload it for the long term, so I can delete it from my HDD.
My objectives are:
1- available space as much as possible
2- don't need to log in weekly or monthly remain to activate my account
3- can share the link with anyone
4- can make a torrent file and seed
5- after uploading data, can transfer it to any file sharing/hosting from it

Kindly share your opinions and services. Please specify free and paid services by mentioning it.

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November 17, 2020 at 15:45:10
I do not use cloud raaz_hai, I like to be in control of my backups.
You need multi copies of your backups, so I use HDD's, DVD's & thumb drives.

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November 18, 2020 at 03:44:23
Whether or not you use cloud storage systems.... many of us feel it’s wise(r) to have local copies of data - be they DVD, (even CD), HDD in their own cases of course, and/or an NAS of some level (and that too is backed up to a HDD which never goes online). Anything you simply “must” have in remote/cloud storage for ease of access then fine; but have it also secure “at home” as well.

Unlike Johnw I don’t use thumb/flash drives for serious, long term storage; only use those for porting data to/from more reliable storage or between computers.

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November 18, 2020 at 07:48:21
I use a NAS device in my home for backup purposes. Actually, I have two. One is an actual NAS device with two drives in it in a RAID 1 configuration. The other is an older PC with multiple HDD's in it running FreeBSD and using the zfs file system. I copied the NAS to the BSD box and every now and then scan the NAS (from the BSD box) and copy any new or changed files over to the BSD box. My wife's PC and mine are mapped to the NAS drive and that's where we save important data. I like having the other copy in case something catastrophic should happen to my NAS device.

While cloud solutions seem like a great idea, they're not free. Sure, you can get some "free" stuff from cloud providers but I'm willing to bet it won't be what you need or want and what you do need/want, will cost you more over the course of a couple years than a good NAS device will.

If you're super worried about your house burning down around your ears and losing all your data you could copy it to a friends house. I have friend I work with (he's also an IT guy) who also has a NAS device in his home. I brought my NAS over to his house one day and we copied his to mine and mine to his so we both have offsite backup. Sadly we don't have big bandwidth internet here (5 Mbps down, 1 Mbps up) so copying 3/4's of a Terrabyte of data over the internet wasn't going to work for us. But, we do copy updates (changed or new files) accross the internet. We've enabled remote access for each other on our respective NAS devices so we can do this remotely.

My NAS will do all the things you want to except torrents. But I bet if you checked around, you could probably find a NAS device that will do torrents for you too.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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November 18, 2020 at 17:02:39
Agree with trvlr....unless you have a really fast (>100MB) connection everywhere you go, keeping backups of important data is safer (and likely cheaper) with optical media (well-stored) and/or redundant "spinning-rust". There's lots of services out there, but the cost and lack of consistant true high-speed connection keeps me away. I've kept CD-Rs for over 20 years and still can read from them. They'll likely be readable long after I'm gone.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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November 19, 2020 at 00:37:25
“spinning rust” - that brought a smile, triggered a chuckle...

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