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Where to backup my cloud?
« on: August 09, 2015, 07:46:35 AM »
OK, so I have 100 GB of free storage on OneDrive.  Now where do I backup my Cloud?

(and do I have to play The Stones while doing it?)

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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2015, 10:51:16 PM »
Back it up on Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, MEGA, etc.


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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015, 02:40:06 AM »
Or make a paper-backup  ;D

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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2015, 02:42:53 AM »
Got any old floppies? 8)
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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2015, 09:23:24 AM »
Back it up on Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, MEGA, etc.

Too expensive.

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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2015, 09:23:49 AM »
Got any old floppies? 8)

Are there any other kind?  :)

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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2015, 09:24:50 AM »
Or make a paper-backup  ;D

Maybe the New Your Times will lend a hand?  :)
After all, they claim to be the paper of record.

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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2015, 10:38:39 AM »
Something like http://www.amazon.co...8G-B35/dp/B007YX9OGW kept somewhere 'offsite'

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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2015, 10:44:24 AM »
Something like http://www.amazon.co...8G-B35/dp/B007YX9OGW kept somewhere 'offsite'

Hmmm, this storage space may be worthy of consideration:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_51

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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2015, 11:09:37 AM »
OK, so I have 100 GB of free storage on OneDrive.

Have you tried it yet? Have you uploaded the stuff?

Last year (or the year before?) I tried a couple of cloud backups, but was too disappointed with the slow upload speeds. At no point did I find upload speeds fast enough to even call it a backup! What good is a backup, slowly becoming a backup because the upload speed is so slow, that several months will pass by, before the full amount of data is uploaded. No, that's not "a backup" at all. The first company I tried, gave me a speed so slow, that it would have taken me A YEAR to upload a TB! The second company was faster, but still much too slow for me.

But I have not tried our new "OneDrive"; please tell!
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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2015, 11:49:58 AM »
The bottleneck is my upload speed is the upload rate limited by my ISP. Not by the cloud services I use.


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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2015, 12:37:32 PM »
OK, so I have 100 GB of free storage on OneDrive.

Have you tried it yet? Have you uploaded the stuff?

Last year (or the year before?) I tried a couple of cloud backups, but was too disappointed with the slow upload speeds. At no point did I find upload speeds fast enough to even call it a backup! What good is a backup, slowly becoming a backup because the upload speed is so slow, that several months will pass by, before the full amount of data is uploaded. No, that's not "a backup" at all. The first company I tried, gave me a speed so slow, that it would have taken me A YEAR to upload a TB! The second company was faster, but still much too slow for me.

But I have not tried our new "OneDrive"; please tell!


Your concerns were what kept me from trying free cloud backup services.  The only reason I activated OneDrive is because they gave away 100 GB when they were pushing Bing.  So by signing up I would have 125 GB total IIRC.  For me the upload speed is not the issue because I use it to upload source code.  If I tried to put a system backup image on it I don't think I could complete the upload in any reasonable time.

Source code and the small binaries that result from compiling AHK and AutoIt3 upload very quickly.  I run the cloud uploader in the tray manually and copy the files over, then kill the OneDrive tray program when it completes.

I lost some source code when I left for Miami.  So I figured since more than I will ever use is free I may as well at least have that backed up on the cloud.  I can install a different version of Windows or even Linux.  But I cannot fix bugs and recompile my programs if the source is missing.  It is very frustrating.

The only way I could see using Cloud for backup in bulk would be if you have a business internet account with a lot of bandwidth.  Or perhaps if you are a college professor and can use the WiFi 24/7 no charge.  The fellow I took a class from for Computer Repair said he has something like 200 Mb/s download bandwidth at his disposal.  


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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2015, 01:59:12 PM »
For me the upload speed is not the issue because I use it to upload source code.

If you're doing source code, you're using version control (right?). In which case, why not just push it to a free online repository such as http://bitbucket.org/ as your "backup"?

They have unlimited free, private repositories (up to 2GB each). Should be all you need for "cloud backup" for source code.


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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2015, 04:55:46 PM »
For me the upload speed is not the issue because I use it to upload source code.

If you're doing source code, you're using version control (right?). In which case, why not just push it to a free online repository such as http://bitbucket.org/ as your "backup"?

They have unlimited free, private repositories (up to 2GB each). Should be all you need for "cloud backup" for source code.

I don't get into formal version control.  It's just not that complicated.  Also I can just FTP to my web service when I am on WiFi that doesn't block it.  This thread is more or less dedicated to levity.  Besides, not all source is public.

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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2015, 08:09:05 PM »
Besides, not all source is public.

They have unlimited free, private repositories (up to 2GB each). Should be all you need for "cloud backup" for source code.

But to each his own. Do what works for you. :)


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Re: Where to backup my cloud?
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2015, 07:16:55 AM »
Besides, not all source is public.

They have unlimited free, private repositories (up to 2GB each). Should be all you need for "cloud backup" for source code.

But to each his own. Do what works for you. :)

What I would like to see is a Visual Studio project backup that saves an installed image of the IDE with everything in the Toolbox plus all source code and compiled files.  I don't know how they could do it though.  Plus everyone has long ago moved to xaml.  So i imagine imaging the ordinary toolbox is below zero on anyone's radar.  Even on Delphi 5 saving all the mumbo jumbo for drag and drop components was a pita.  On VS it is even uglier.  :)