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I mainly rely on a local NAS for backups and point my computers' built-in backup services to it. Devices (phones, tablets, etc.) tend to automatically put things up onto my OneDrive account. (Got a nice benefit a few years back to have a permanent 100GB for free.)

 

If you want something low-cost and offsite, I'd imagine most of the Dropbox/GoogleDrive/OneDrive/Amazon/Apple services will meet your needs -- depending on just how much storage you need, etc. etc.

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Microsoft Onedrive is decent, Stevens right, how much stuff are your storing and what is it?

 

For family photos and videos I have a copy on 2 different NAS devices and on two portable drives. One of the drives is always at my mother in laws in case my house burns down.

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Microsoft Onedrive is decent, Stevens right, how much stuff are your storing and what is it?

 

For family photos and videos I have a copy on 2 different NAS devices and on two portable drives. One of the drives is always at my mother in laws in case my house burns down.

 

Tarzilla's got much closer to the truly safest approach running there.

 

A coworker of mine actually has several family members across the country involved in a rotating system -- along with safety deposit boxes! Quite elaborate and involved. I.e. multiple redundant offsite backups of various ages.

 

All that said - the main point is to get at least one approach set up so you have a recent offsite backup. I'm sure those more into the various terms of use for the different biggies will chime in. Like so many technology services, passions can run intense on those opinions.

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Main computer has an external HD. Every now and then I use a script to recursively copy all director is I care about to another computer in the basement. Once or twice a year I get an external HD and copy everything to that and send it to a relatives house all padded properly, they keep it in their home.

 

I will move part of the process to use Azure Backup since its included in Windows 10 so I have less manual work to do, but will still incorporate the "extra drive in cold storage" part.

 

For source code, I have Git repositories set locally with echo to DropBox, but I am moving that to OneDrive once my DropBox fee for the year runs out.

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Just intv roms, pics, and related files.

How big?

If it is just retro game pr0n then you can do a couple of things.

Get a Microsoft OneDrive account and use their Sync tool to keep a mirror of your files.

Then get a Dropbox and point it at the same folder. Better yet, keep two separate folders and just periodically update the dropbox one with a copy and paste.

Go to Cosco and buy a 1 terabyte USB drive and copy paste update it whenever you update the dropbox copy.

 

Lots of other ways to automate, but I'm considering the source of the question in my answer.

 

I haven't used Google Drive but you could probably do the same thing.

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Microsoft just dropped my free OneDrive storage from 15GB to 5GB. Google Drive is still at 15GB. It may not matter now but you might want do more with it in the future. And they're not all that expensive it you want to pay for more storage.

 

For backups they both work the same way, there is a designated directory on your local drive that their utility syncs with. You can store your data directly there for automatic backups. I rather keep my data separate, I have another utility that backsup my data to the "designated directory". You can also just copy files directly to their website and not install their utility at all. Not sure how dropbox works. When working with large amounts of data you can consider discs for archiving, and cloud storage for active projects.

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I have used Dropbox. Through getting folks to signup I have a lot of room there. I use it mostly for business, no gaming stuff or porn, just lots of photos of my wood, from all angles and exposures. :-) Each client will get a custom box full of photos of my wood. Never thought my wood would be so popular. :-)

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Carbonite. Unlimited space, backs up in the background without user intervention, files can be accessed from any PC (or Mac). The Personal Basic plan is $59.95 per year (which covers internal hard drives, not USB - other plans available that cover those if needed). I can get it for you for a discount through my business if you decide you are interested, Rev.

 

 

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Wish there were way to get online backup that isn't slow. I tried Carbonite, I was getting at best 8KB per second. Try uploading 200GB worth of digital pictures (15 years) over 56k dialup pace.

 

My DSL upload is capped at half meg (64KB) so it is not the upload bottleneck with my ISP. :/

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Wish there were way to get online backup that isn't slow. I tried Carbonite, I was getting at best 8KB per second. Try uploading 200GB worth of digital pictures (15 years) over 56k dialup pace.

 

My DSL upload is capped at half meg (64KB) so it is not the upload bottleneck with my ISP. :/

Carbonite throttles down if you are using your computer, especially if lot's of other applications are using your Internet connection. The best course of action if you've just installed it is leave your computer running over night, with other applications closed, then Carbonite will operate at its full capacity (which, according to their FAQ, is up to 10Mbps: http://support.carbonite.com/articles/Personal-Pro-Mac-Windows-Backup-Speed).

 

If you have a large initial backup, obviously you may need to do this more than one night. Once the initial backup is done, then you're only doing incremental backups, which obviously happen much quicker.

 

One other thing to mention, they also do 'versioning' - you can recover multiple/older versions of files if needed.

 

As they say.. your mileage may vary.

 

 

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