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Re: Online Backup Storage.
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2020, 08:44:48 pm »

Think.
Of course the concept of subscribers paying by credit card for all kinds of services other than cloud backups is foreign to you?
Think.
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Well, I never died. So I'm not familiar with what happens then.  ;)  Let's see if someone else has a better answer than you. 

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Re: Online Backup Storage.
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2020, 08:48:33 pm »

Well, I never died. So I'm not familiar with what happens then.  ;) 
There is much you're not familiar with but death will come sir. Think. It's really not that hard. Your question (and the answers) are not really that interesting nor difficult to solve. Think. Or do you want a canned answer (yes, do tell your wife about your cloud storage and maybe, your subscription to that porn web site).  ;D
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« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2020, 10:05:57 pm »

You just gave me an interesting question.  So you pay for your cloud service with a monthly charge to your credit card.  You die and the credit card is invalidated (let's say-it's suppose to be).  So the cloud deletes all your files before your spouse figures out what's going on.

How do people deal with death and cloud payments? Do you leave notes for your spouse hanging off the computer?  Do you put Passwords in your will?  ;)

Along with my cloud based backup, I also keep hard drives at home that contain all my photos. It would be these hard drives that get passed onto others.

People may think no one would be interested in your photos when you pass...but you would be wrong. A few years ago when both my parents died and we had the job of clearing out their house, I collected all the old negatives and photos that they collected...many from their parents ( my grand parents ). I scanned them and made a 11x14 book of these old images. I showed the book to my uncle and it brought tears to his eyes and he ordered 4 copies, one for himself and one for each of his children. In all, I had to make 23 copies of the book for various members of my extended family.

You'd think my grandfather most thought like many here...who would ever want to see my photos when I'm gone...you'd be amazed.

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Re: Online Backup Storage.
« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2020, 03:07:42 pm »

You just gave me an interesting question.  So you pay for your cloud service with a monthly charge to your credit card.  You die and the credit card is invalidated (let's say-it's suppose to be).  So the cloud deletes all your files before your spouse figures out what's going on.

How do people deal with death and cloud payments? Do you leave notes for your spouse hanging off the computer?  Do you put Passwords in your will?  ;)

Yes.  Between dealing with the shock of the loss in realtime, the idea that someone would be aware enough to manage to capture things like the monthly Adobe bill (Lightroom Cloud) or Dropbox is unlikely.  If you were to die, one of the first things to be cut off is anything related to a credit or bank card.

Writing all your passwords down is a bad idea - it leads to repetitive use & doesn't update automatically when you're forced to change them.  I highly recommend 1Password as a password manager, mostly because of their 'Emergency Kit' -  https://support.1password.com/emergency-kit/

You install the app on your computers/devices & use it for things like 2FA - 2 factor authentication - and to create secure passwords when needed.  By having the emergency kit printed & with your master password, someone could login & access these items.  So keep it secure, but accessible in the event of your death.  It even includes 1gb of data storage for copies of important documents.
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Re: Online Backup Storage.
« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2020, 06:40:04 am »

Interesting thread.

I'm currently trialing Backblaze.

I've tried a dozen speed-tests on my broadband and all, including Backblaze's own, give my upload speed at 25-30Mbps.

But, the Backblaze upload app Performance tab is giving readings of 2-3Mbps for each file uploaded. At that rate, uploading 24/7, it will take over a year to complete. Useless. (My last service - can't remember who they were, but they went bust, a race to the bottom as said above - took just under 3 months for a similar upload.)

Does any service make better use of available bandwidth?

As someone who, with very rare exceptions, only preserves RAW files with their CaptureOne edits intact, I should probably revert to what I use to do and buy a couple of big USB sticks at the end of each year and simply copy. I'm not a very high volume shooter.

Thanks.

D.

Ps. And, yes, the Manual Throttle in the app is set to Max.
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Re: Online Backup Storage.
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2021, 12:00:45 pm »

Interesting thread.

I'm currently trialing Backblaze.

I've tried a dozen speed-tests on my broadband and all, including Backblaze's own, give my upload speed at 25-30Mbps.

But, the Backblaze upload app Performance tab is giving readings of 2-3Mbps for each file uploaded. At that rate, uploading 24/7, it will take over a year to complete. Useless. (My last service - can't remember who they were, but they went bust, a race to the bottom as said above - took just under 3 months for a similar upload.)

Does any service make better use of available bandwidth?

As someone who, with very rare exceptions, only preserves RAW files with their CaptureOne edits intact, I should probably revert to what I use to do and buy a couple of big USB sticks at the end of each year and simply copy. I'm not a very high volume shooter.

Thanks.

D.

Ps. And, yes, the Manual Throttle in the app is set to Max.

It took me 9 days of continuous operation to upload 6.3 TB on IDrive. The speeds here in Iceland were not an issue, it is the IDrive server that slowed things down.


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Re: Online Backup Storage.
« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2021, 12:20:38 pm »

It took me 9 days of continuous operation to upload 6.3 TB on IDrive. The speeds here in Iceland were not an issue, it is the IDrive server that slowed things down.

Thanks.

I wrote to their Support and they told me to increase the thread number in the BB control panel from 1 to 6. I did this and it immediately re-calculated the upload from 368 days (I seem to remember it being) to 46 days.

It's definitely much faster now. But, I wondering if I could increase the thread number more?

I have a similar quantity to your 6Tb, but no way is it going to happen in 9 days - not even close.

Thanks.

D.
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« Reply #47 on: January 04, 2021, 02:28:41 pm »

Time Machine is great, but useless if there's a fire, or my computer gets stolen.
Not necessary. All you need to do is have multiple drives in Time Machine and rotate them each fortnight (or month or whatever is you risk situation.)
I have three 6TB drives and one is connected, one is in the fire proof data rated safe and one is off site. The worst I can lose in most situations is the last two weeks.
In common situations, I would only lose an hour.
I have a 4th backup which is a Drobo that I turn on once a week.

Leaving drives as inheritance only works if the one getting it is as methodical with backup as you are. Otherwise the drive will die eventually.
Prints on paper is the only solution. There are still 4 paper copies of the Magna Carta existing, so paper lasts.
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Re: Online Backup Storage.
« Reply #48 on: January 11, 2021, 01:08:30 am »

Thanks.

I wrote to their Support and they told me to increase the thread number in the BB control panel from 1 to 6. I did this and it immediately re-calculated the upload from 368 days (I seem to remember it being) to 46 days.

It's definitely much faster now. But, I wondering if I could increase the thread number more?

I have a similar quantity to your 6Tb, but no way is it going to happen in 9 days - not even close.

Thanks.

D.

For the purposes of your trial, you want to exclude older data that's backed up elsewhere. Depending on your folder setup, excluding anything that isn't in the last 30 days would be a good start, then start adding things in, going backwards. 2020, 2019, 2018 and it'll eventually get up there.
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Re: Online Backup Storage.
« Reply #49 on: June 08, 2022, 09:19:26 am »

Check out this cloud server https://hostman.com/cloud_server/, it might help. Absolutely reliable and effective. Been using it for a while, it’s one of the best for sure.
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Re: Online Backup Storage.
« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2022, 02:53:10 pm »

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Re: Online Backup Storage.
« Reply #51 on: June 27, 2022, 03:26:04 am »

⬆︎ Let's welcome "janisepeterson5" the latest Forum Spammer to join us ⬆︎

You're right.

Moderators should remove spam posts like that.

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