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« Reply #50 on: December 15, 2019, 19:09 »
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Hello everybody!

I have been a freelance photographer for over 8 years and have accumulated over 15GB worth of images which are all mostly stored on external hard-drives.  A few months ago I had an issue with a failing external hard-drive and I now need to look into storing all of my back-catalogue of images onto cloud storage. I therefore need a cloud storage company that would enable me to have unlimited storage.  I will then continue to use the cloud storage to upload all the new images that I take over the coming years.

Can anybody reccommend a good storage company that they use themselves?  How do you all store your back-catalogue of images? 

Thank you in advance for you input and I look forward to reading and responding to your replies!

Thanks,
Chris.

If you have Amazon Prime you get free unlimited uploads to Amazon Photos, this includes RAW files too!


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« Reply #51 on: December 15, 2019, 21:10 »
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If you have Amazon Prime you get free unlimited uploads to Amazon Photos, this includes RAW files too!

Is there a limit to the overall size of the uploads?

« Reply #52 on: December 15, 2019, 22:08 »
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If you have Amazon Prime you get free unlimited uploads to Amazon Photos, this includes RAW files too!

Is there a limit to the overall size of the uploads?

Not that I know of.


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« Reply #53 on: December 15, 2019, 23:10 »
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If you have Amazon Prime you get free unlimited uploads to Amazon Photos, this includes RAW files too!

Is there a limit to the overall size of the uploads?


Not that I know of.


Thanks for that. I'll check it out.

EDITED TO ADD: I did just research this service, and apparently the photo storage capacity is unlimited. Not so with videos, however, since it specifies a 5GB limit there:

From amazon.com: The company offers free, unlimited photo storage, at full resolution, to its Amazon Prime customers. Members get an additional 5GB of storage for videos and other documents or files

That might be enough for a good collection of HD videos, but it won't hold many 4Ks.

For the moment, I'll stick with Backblaze which I do like but just have to remember to plug in my main backup drive at least once a month.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2019, 00:47 by marthamarks »

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« Reply #54 on: December 16, 2019, 10:20 »
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I keep separate folders for all the JPEGs that have been created for stock uploads on a different physical drive to my original Raw shots. I back up the Raw ones continually onto an external drive, but I've been uploading all the JPEGs to the free Amazon prime drive over the past weeks. I now have 25000 images for 159GB of storage that is all free (obviously I pay for Prime). It all happens in the background - whenever I add a new JPEG to my stock upload folders, it gets backed up to their cloud. I can see them and download them wherever I am, which also helps if someone actually buys an image from my personal stock website and something goes wrong with the delivery!

Steve

« Reply #55 on: December 16, 2019, 10:49 »
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I keep separate folders for all the JPEGs that have been created for stock uploads on a different physical drive to my original Raw shots. I back up the Raw ones continually onto an external drive, but I've been uploading all the JPEGs to the free Amazon prime drive over the past weeks. I now have 25000 images for 159GB of storage that is all free (obviously I pay for Prime). It all happens in the background - whenever I add a new JPEG to my stock upload folders, it gets backed up to their cloud. I can see them and download them wherever I am, which also helps if someone actually buys an image from my personal stock website and something goes wrong with the delivery!

Steve

Steve, that sounds like a reasonably simple and effective approach. I may give it a try.

Thanks for the suggestion.

« Reply #56 on: December 16, 2019, 11:08 »
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I keep separate folders for all the JPEGs that have been created for stock uploads on a different physical drive to my original Raw shots. I back up the Raw ones continually onto an external drive, but I've been uploading all the JPEGs to the free Amazon prime drive over the past weeks. I now have 25000 images for 159GB of storage that is all free (obviously I pay for Prime). It all happens in the background - whenever I add a new JPEG to my stock upload folders, it gets backed up to their cloud. I can see them and download them wherever I am, which also helps if someone actually buys an image from my personal stock website and something goes wrong with the delivery!

Steve

Steve, that sounds like a reasonably simple and effective approach. I may give it a try.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Backblaze backups your entire machine, not just photos. I have Amazon Prime, but I still rather use backblaze. Also you can now pay extra on backblaze to not have to plugin your external hard drive once per month.

« Reply #57 on: December 16, 2019, 15:51 »
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Also you can now pay extra on backblaze to not have to plugin your external hard drive once per month.

I didn't know that. Will check it out and sign up if it's not too much $$.

Thanks!

Chichikov

« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2019, 03:35 »
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I am trying Jottacloud, the free version, for test.
I find is incredibly slow!!!!
It arrived enough fast to 33% of the job, but now it sticks there for hours

Edit:
Even if it is not the best cloud in the world I think that this offer can interest some of you
https://www.idrive.com/idrive/signup/el/techradar3tb?subtag=trd-1260711583174608650
« Last Edit: December 17, 2019, 12:33 by Chichikov »

« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2020, 14:55 »
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A word of caution for anyone using Backblaze to backup videos, check your account and see if any of your video files were actually backed up. I've had Backblaze running for almost 8 months and decided to go and see what was backup up so far and I was very disappointment to see that none of video files were there. Yes, I checked the files exclusions in the settings, no mp4 or mov. Also the control panel is very buggy and often freezes.

rinderart

« Reply #60 on: August 15, 2020, 15:39 »
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Ever since digital happened I tried many times to save stuff and it always goes Out of style.....NOW... I keep 3 systems.... everything saved On huge array of HD's One here and One at a neighbors house and a Third ONLINE paid for By clients to hold Only their work. each client gets a password for access to their stuff Only. After years of trying everything available. this system works well.Until something better comes along and looks Like It won't be Long before that happens.....it always does.

Not interested in a cloud.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2020, 15:41 by rinderart »

« Reply #61 on: August 15, 2020, 17:14 »
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realize this is an old thread - but if you have MS office/365 you get 1 Tb of online storage included

i've used it for years & what's great is you can sync across multiple devices so each has full access

i also have an ext HD w another backup

rinderart

« Reply #62 on: August 15, 2020, 19:07 »
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Sounds great. everything sounds Like a "Old Thread" But Im Older...........LOL


 

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