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Windows 7: Massive Cloud Storage Suggestions?

07 Jun 2011   #11
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I use Carbonite on two of my computers.

Win 7 (Dell 3.4Ghz) is my primary Desktop and I have about 15GB backed up. Initial backup took 3 days.
XP Pro (Dell 933Mhz) is my Web Server and I have about 30GB backed up. Initial backup to about 6 days.

Now they both update regularly and it only takes a few minutes each time. Restore as mentioned is simplke and straight forward to use.

I have 20MB download and 2MB upload with my Brighthouse Cable connection.


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08 Jun 2011   #12
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

If you want to keep costs down for Cloud storage you might consider Wuala. The difference between Wuala and other cloud storage is you can trade space on your own PC and get free access to Wuala's cloud storage (otherwise you can just buy the space you need).

The Wuala Trading FAQ explains how it works in detail.

I've supplemented my paid for cloud storage with 25G from Wuala, which works fine for me as I have plenty of unused space.

Whilst searching for the full feature list for this post, I came across an article with promo codes to add +13G of free storage to Wuala (I've added them and they worked fine at this time). The article mentions 'Pro' features which is outdated as Wuala now includes these for all accounts.

Article

Features include;

Security & Privacy

Backup & Versioning

Sync

Store & Access

Share

Collaborate

Trade (up to 100G I think) or Buy

The time it takes to upload the initial backups will depend on your connection speed. If it's good set the bandwidth limits to high and leave to run overnight. Once the initial backup is completed drop these settings down to about 15-20% of the max, and the rest will take care of itself.
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08 Jun 2011   #13
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oaken - Interesting concept. I don't know if I'll go that route but I'll think about it
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08 Jun 2011   #14
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm sure i've read somewhere recently about an online backup company who send you a harddrive through the mail or fedex (or whatever). you fill it up, send it back to them, and they make the files available to you online.

been looking through my browser history and googling, but can't find the name of the company. sorry.
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08 Jun 2011   #15
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OakenG View Post
you can trade space on your own PC and get free access to Wuala's cloud storage (otherwise you can just buy the space you need).

The Wuala Trading FAQ explains how it works in detail.
It's really not my bag to have part of my information lost because joe schmoe's hard drive went bad.
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08 Jun 2011   #16
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OakenG View Post
you can trade space on your own PC and get free access to Wuala's cloud storage (otherwise you can just buy the space you need).

The Wuala Trading FAQ explains how it works in detail.
It's really not my bag to have part of my information lost because joe schmoe's hard drive went bad.
Wuala is not for everybody necessarily. Wuala users can opt to contribute idle resources that Wuala then uses to reduce costs for bandwidth, electrical power, etc.

"A complete backup of your encrypted files is always kept on our servers, so that it can always be accessed and restored. The Wuala cloud serves as an optimization that allows us to operate a large-scale infrastructure at low cost and to provide you with better performance."

As far as I know, there is no perfect cloud storage solution as yet. Yet having used a number of solutions over time, Wuala is the only one so far for which I have not seen any major security alerts- unlike recent articles for Dropbox (I also have Dropbox premium account). As far as my redundant data backup portion is concerned I've been very happy with Wuala thus far...
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08 Jun 2011   #17
gazz9496

 
 

100gb is alot to leave on a cloud, especially since cloud solutions haven't really been put through there paces yet.

granted i'm a skeptic regarding anything online but i'd be really damn picky leaving anything on a cloud storage solution.

here's a list of what i can only presume are good services
Directory of Services Cloud Storage: Keep it in the Cloud

you could try looking through those and see if any of them fit your needs.
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09 Jun 2011   #18
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

gazz - thanks for the link
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09 Jun 2011   #19
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I agree with those who say it's best to get a good external HD and put everything there. I still don't like the idea of Cloud Computing. I like to have my stuff on my device in my home.
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09 Jun 2011   #20
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i suppose it's better to have a backup at home and online too - in case your house gets flooded, burned down, burgled etc etc...

it all depends how important the data is to you, and how much of it you have.
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