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« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2019, 15:18 »
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If someone wanted offsite, they would take these drives to a safe place, bank box Etc. Fireproof storage boxes are easily available. 4T drive $119

I can almost guarantee your disk will fail the very day before you were going to to the bank with a new archive!

Yes, that is what I did before the internet and cloud storage became feasible. And yes, my disk would always fail "the day before, etc"  You will procrastinate because "well, it hasn't failed yet and I am busy today. I'll do it next week."

Yeah. Been there. Done that. Didn't even get a T-shirt... :)


« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2019, 16:32 »
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I set up a Dropbox Business account, and it's the best thing I've done for a long time.

The amount of money I've spend on harddrives (including a 48TB NAS-server configuration that required way too much maintenance) is ridiculous.

At the moment we have 58 TB stored on Dropbox. Everyone I work with can access any files from any shoot anywhere in the world at anytime. It's brilliant.  :) It especially comes handy when you collaborate with people remotely. But it comes at a price and requires a good Internet connection when we upload our shoots.

$720 a year?

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« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2019, 08:40 »
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If someone wanted offsite, they would take these drives to a safe place, bank box Etc. Fireproof storage boxes are easily available. 4T drive $119

I can almost guarantee your disk will fail the very day before you were going to to the bank with a new archive!

Yes, that is what I did before the internet and cloud storage became feasible. And yes, my disk would always fail "the day before, etc"  You will procrastinate because "well, it hasn't failed yet and I am busy today. I'll do it next week."

Yeah. Been there. Done that. Didn't even get a T-shirt... :)

Yes that's a valid point and doesn't make you a psychic, things like that always happen at the worst possible time.  ;D

I'm not against cloud storage and from what I see from people who use it, the availability anywhere, or for sharing with a client, and security is good. Just pointing out that for myself, it's cheaper to have multiple disks. When I read the numbers of files and the totals, like around 50T, cloud makes better sense if someone needs that and can afford the service.

Some of us, don't need the anywhere, anytime, or available for someone else features. I do have dropbox, the maximum free account. If I needed to send a photo, or a series, and I don't do much video, then I have the resources. But yes, for different people, cloud would be much better.

« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2019, 11:09 »
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Some of us, don't need the anywhere, anytime, or available for someone else features. I do have dropbox, the maximum free account. If I needed to send a photo, or a series, and I don't do much video, then I have the resources. But yes, for different people, cloud would be much better.

I think you are missing the biggest draw of cloud backup -- protection against loss resulting from fire, burglary, or similar office-destroying events.

I have zero interest in the "anywhere, anytime" aspect of cloud backups.  In the last 50 years, we have

(1) been threatened by a volcano (we lived in the shadow of Mt St Helens when it erupted in 1980),

(2) evacuated due to a regional fire in the San Jose (CA) hills in 1985. The fire destroyed 36 homes, including that of my boss at Motorola.  The fire was literally stopped across the street from our home, so we ended up only with smoke damage.

(3) Our home was split in two during the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 (also known as the World Series quake, since it occurred moments before the opening pitch of the San Francisco / Oakland baseball world series.)  My office was completely destroyed.  (Actually, we sold that house just 3 months before the quake, so it was the buyers that got destroyed.  We moved North to Berkeley, where....)

(4) evacuated due to the largest urban fire in the US in 1992, in Berkeley (CA) where 3300 homes were burned in the Oakland Firestorm.  Again, the fire was literally stopped across the street from us, so our damage was a canopy and landscaping.

(5) were burglarized in 2016, where the thief took two laptops, a Canon 70-200 f2.8 lens (costs $2500) and $1000 in cash from our petty cash drawer (my wife had sold a painting the day before).  Fortunately, the disk drives were in a separate locked room, and were not taken,

When I have a disk failure, I have local backups to recover, via Time Machine.  Much faster and more convenient.  However, in those 5 instances noted above, we might have lost all our onsite data in one giant flop.  Had that happened, I would have been VERY happy to have a cloud backup to recover from.

« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2019, 17:11 »
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15GB? buy 4 memory sticks and keep them in a safe place, separately of course.

problem sorted for 10 dollar

« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2019, 09:23 »
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Box and mega have 100 gb for free combined.

« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2019, 09:31 »
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Its good to buy the physical HDD and save them.

« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2019, 09:33 »
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Agree with Leaf! I have used Jottacloud for years and have 30TB+ :)

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« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2019, 10:20 »
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Agree with Leaf! I have used Jottacloud for years and have 30TB+ :)

Hi kjekol,

Are you on the Jottacloud Personal plan?
How long have you had 30TB online ?

Thanks!


 

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