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1 - 06-22-2018, 12:34 PM
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We have a NAS at work with about 5 TB of data on it. While our building hasnt caught fire yet id like to be on the safe side because its pretty much our livelihood.

Anyone have a suggestion on cloudstorage that is good and inexpensive, if there is such a thing?
 
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I'd like info on this too. I have full wav rips of my (true story) music cds reaching 5 gbs. After recently loosing a hd it got me thinking about this. Don't want to rely on hds anymore.
 
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3 - 06-22-2018, 12:57 PM
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https://sia.tech
 
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The cloud is someone else's computer. The key is multiple back ups, or replication. USB drives go up to 4TB. Use Beyond Compare 4 to back up your files. I use the mirror to right feature which syncs all changes from my source drive to the target.
 
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5 - 06-22-2018, 01:11 PM
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there are 8tb usb drives. there are also waterproof / fire resistant hard drive cases. simple. i use cobian backup.
 
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kinda weird that your company wants to come to us for ideas on backups...
 
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You should replicate to both local storage and offsite (cloud) storage. The reason is because you want to reduce the recovery time to a minimum in the event of a disaster. If you only have offsite replication, then you're limited to someone shipping you a hard drive or downloading the data over the Internet. Either way can take a lot of time depending on how much data you have. If you have both local and offsite storage, then you're covered.

Many folks, including myself, and businesses have the same challenge. I use a Datto appliance for this because from my experience, they are the best in the business. It takes local backups, replicates offsite, verifies and notifies all automatically. It can even spinup a virtualized failover of a failed production server to buy you some time, if needed. It's not cheap but it is worth every penny.

I'd encourage you to have a look as they are geared for business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR). They have a channel only business model meaning that they don't sell directly to the public. You would need to purchase through one of their channel partners. Hit me up if you want more info. https://www.datto.com/
 
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What's your downtime estimates etc
Most companies take disaster recovery seriously, you could tell yours to wake up
 
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gsuite $10/mo

they don't enforce the 1tb limit, just upload whatever to google drive you're fine

people have 20+tb on there no problem

I use arq to make things easy, you should use something to encrypt your backups, like duplicati or something
 
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10 - 06-22-2018, 01:45 PM
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there are 8tb usb drives. there are also waterproof / fire resistant hard drive cases. simple. i use cobian backup.
and if the drive fails?

you need an array

they have cheap raid enclosures that will fit 2-8 drives. they're not a NAS, its usb connected and there's no OS, but it protects you from outright drive failure. that's what I'm using for my nas backup
 
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gsuite $10/mo

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Storing 1TB of files on Sia costs about $2 per month, compared with $23 on Amazon S3.
https://sia.tech
 
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gsuite is unlimited data, they don't advertise it but it is.
 
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13 - 06-22-2018, 06:13 PM
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Another vote for datto
 
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gsuite is unlimited data, they don't advertise it but it is.
yes of course u can count on that never changing right
 
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yes of course u can count on that never changing right
They likely don't care. Youtube, google photos, etc. dwarfs gsuite user data. People have been using it for years with no issues.

And even if they did, that's not unique to google. Any cloud service could change its terms tomorrow. Crashplan did, ACD did. I think google due to its sheer size is the least likely to do so.
 
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Your mom

I stored a bunch of my backup genetic stuff in her the other day
 
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gsuite is unlimited data, they don't advertise it but it is.
https://gsuite.google.com/intl/en_us...campaign=en_us

*Accounts with fewer than 5 users get 1TB of storage/user.

google is a great company with excellent customer support, I'm sure if they purge everything over 1TB they'll get right on restoring your cloud backup.
 
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https://gsuite.google.com/intl/en_us...campaign=en_us

*Accounts with fewer than 5 users get 1TB of storage/user.

google is a great company with excellent customer support, I'm sure if they purge everything over 1TB they'll get right on restoring your cloud backup.
I have a one user gsuite account right now and my drive says "You have unlimited storage!", and I'm well over 1TB. They don't enforce it. It's a safeguard so people don't store 20PB of **** on their servers. Don't abuse the privilege and they don't care.
 
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Osiris
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19 - 06-23-2018, 07:41 AM
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Thanks for the replies ill check out this stuff when im not hungover as ****.

I do local offsite backup once in a while but its always a hassle to actually do it regularly. I think the last one i did probably a year ago. The NAS does have the ability to schedule backups to a ftp server.

The reason the company comes to tw for ideas on backups is beacuse its my company
 
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