So I've always been interested in the online cloud storage/backup services that are widely available now, and I even considered buying 100gb or 250gb or so to back up all my important pictures. But we have an 8mbit/1mbit connection (Bell Sympatico, Canada). So if I were to try and upload 100GB of stuff, it would take over 12 days non-stop.
Does anyone know if any of these services allow pausing and resuming? Sure, each individual file isn't very big, but with the current services, if the transfer of my large photo collection got interrupted and I tried to resume it, I would either have to figure out which file I left off at, or let the slow HTML interface scan every file to figure out which ones already exist, and then there's still the chance that if my connection dies in mid-transfer, one of my pictures will be corrupted, and neither I nor the service will know, unless we do a CRC check on every individual file.
Something like BTSync, that checks for file integrity based on hash sums, and allows pausing and resuming, and automatically figures out which bytes to upload and which ones are already there, but using a service that hosts my files on some proper server somewhere out there with redundant storage backups and such, rather than just me backing them up to a second hard drive in my house?
And please don't suggest that I upgrade my ADSL connection. I sort of have a nice thing going with Bell Sympatico here... I've had an account with them since they were called Advantage and sold 14.4kbit dialup. Back then, there were no such things as bandwidth limits. Well, because of some computer error or human error or lifetime contract or god knows what, we still don't have any bandwidth limits. The 8mbit/1mbit service by Sympatico is supposed to have 30GB or 60GB monthly bandwidth limits, but I regularily go over 300GB every month, and it never showed up on the bill, and my bill never changed from $30. I've been doing so for at least the past 5 years, and nobody's seemed to notice (except for their brief foray into throttling the speed of torrent packets of high bandwidth users, but they stopped doing that when someone filed a class action lawsuit against them ). I don't think I'd ever be able to find such a good deal ever again. I mean $30 for unlimited bandwidth? Who offers that?!