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Mar 14, 2019 09:11:02   #
LCD
 
Do you use an remote back-up for you photographs? If so, do you have recommendations?

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Mar 14, 2019 09:20:53   #
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Mar 14, 2019 09:21:20   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
LCD wrote:
Do you use an remote back-up for you photographs? If so, do you have recommendations?

I've been using Carbonite (one computer, one drive, desktop) for a few years. The initial backup takes a long time depending on how many files you have. Subsequent files (new and modified) get backed up rather quickly. It also shows the status of each folder & contents. I also backup .doc, .xls, .PDF, etc. They have "normal" directories that they back up, but you can add files and folders to the list. Important files on the laptops are copied to the desktop and are then backed up. This is in addition to my local backups. I would normally use my local backups first, Carbonite is my fail-safe.

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Mar 14, 2019 09:38:51   #
TriX (a regular here)
 
Amazon S3. Amazon is by far the largest cloud provider (as large as the next 5 combined). They have 3 levels of service with different pricing depending on your needs. Other solid providers are Google, Microsoft and Apple.

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Mar 14, 2019 10:30:59   #
Rongnongno (a regular here)
 
Free? Way to the other shoe to drop (fee based)
Paying? Same thing.

Reliability? Good.
Access? Limited. One should never upload everything to the cloud.
Security? Once in the WEB, even password protected the stuff will be accessible (ask how frequently 'secure' servers are broken into.
Copyright protection? Read the fine print, some are really interesting such as: 'By uploading your images you give the host the right to'....

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Mar 14, 2019 11:37:35   #
bkyser
 
Most of the "back up" services will delete photos when you delete them off your hard drive. Instead of doing something like carbonite, I like to use Amazon Cloud, if you are a prime member, it has unlimited storage, you can upload raw photos as well, and if you are trying to clear out space on your hard drive, it doesn't actually delete the photos on your next back up.

I keep a couple of 5tb external hard drives, as well as my Amazon Cloud drive for my wedding photography business. I still prefer the external drives, because lightroom can easily find photos based on keywords. If my hard drives get damaged, or just quit, I can still get my photos from my Amazon Cloud, but they are sorted by date, and a pain to find, but at least they are "there"

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Mar 15, 2019 06:39:37   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
LCD wrote:
Do you use an remote back-up for you photographs? If so, do you have recommendations?


Photoshop CC

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Mar 15, 2019 07:03:30   #
Nikon1201
 
Backblaze . Very happy with it.

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Mar 15, 2019 07:04:11   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
bkyser wrote:
Most of the "back up" services will delete photos when you delete them off your hard drive. ....
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Well, if I delete something, it's because I no longer want it. If I have to do a restore, and everything I deleted in the last five years comes back, OIE! Many services retain deleted files for 30 days.

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Mar 15, 2019 07:49:44   #
mborn (a regular here)
 
Nikon1201 wrote:
Backblaze . Very happy with it.

I agree one computer and unlimited drives

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Mar 15, 2019 08:23:42   #
LCD
 
Thank you for your suggestions.

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Mar 15, 2019 08:28:19   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
billnikon wrote:
Photoshop CC

What about your other documents? I don't backup pictures only.

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Mar 15, 2019 08:41:16   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
LCD wrote:
Do you use an remote back-up for you photographs? If so, do you have recommendations?


Mozy is the latest cloud service to bite the dust. If I were going to use an online backup service, I would go with BackBlaze. The price is reasonable, and they have a good reputation.

All my backups are at home, two external drives and a NAS.

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Mar 15, 2019 08:44:17   #
peterg
 
Nikon1201 wrote:
Backblaze . Very happy with it.
Agree. Switched to Backblaze after Crashplan dropped individual customers. Backblaze just works. They also have a free iPhone app which lets me download any of my home computer's (uploaded) files. Example: I need a PDF from my home computer that I didn't put into my "Dropbox".

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Mar 15, 2019 08:44:56   #
NCMtnMan (a regular here)
 
Mozy Home is what I use. Been using it for years and no issues. Prefer it to Carbonite because I find the user interface easier to use. Used it for my networking clients before I sold my business and retired. It was rock solid for them as well. Not the cheapest, but after all, we're talking about your pictures and data.

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