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Mindovermaster    1,964

A lot of you probably use different cloud services for different reasons.

 

I need to backup my important files, pictures, documents, some movies (that I don't have backups on but was ripped), etc.

 

I know of one host that has been good to me over the years. MediaFire. I have currently 21GB out of 51GB (for free version) About 99% of that is old minecraft server saves. For each version. And I give it to people in our group to do whatever they want with it. For memories.

 

Now, I am looking at their pro plan for 1TB storage, and it's $3.75/Month (50% off), paid anually, so $45/Year. (I doubt that will stay the same, but..)

 

This is about the best deal I can find online. I never had a problem with them either. I mean, I had a corruption on a update once, but that was because we lost power to the house... :laugh:

 

Is MediaFire a good company, or should I look elsewhere? Price doesn't really matter. Let's say $100/Year MAX. Just the best $/TB, and the best security.

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+BudMan    3,513

Is this for BACKUP or sharing your files with others?

 

$45 a year for 1TB backup is not really a deal.. Backblaze personal is $5 a month for unlimited..

 

If you use their B2 your only talking and uploaded a TB and that was that you would be at 60$ a year..

 

Backup/Archive is a bit different than working with files and sharing to people from the cloud.  Better understanding of your use case would help determine best service for your needs.

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Mindovermaster    1,964

This is quite old, I hardly remembered this... :laugh:

 

Anyway, I want to use it for backup purposes. As my last storage HDD broke, I'm getting jitterry.

 

The only thing I have with BackBlaze, is they don't allow me to download separate files, They only do mass files.

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+BudMan    3,513

Yeah it was a bit dated, but hadn't noticed it until they changed the layout.

 

Not sure what you mean by not being able to download sep files.. I use B2 and download single files.

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Mindovermaster    1,964

I think that was the way Dev explained it. He explained it as, you upload unlimited data, and they send you an USB Hard or Flash Drive to send you said data.

 

That what he expained. He never mentioned the web part of it.

 

I think that is where I got that idea/concept...

 

But, now that I know, I might look into that...

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+BudMan    3,513

They can send you a disk sure... If you have 4TB and you need to restore now ;) Is going to be way faster to get the data shipped to you on a disk vs downloading it.

 

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The zip could have 1 file in if that is the only file you need, or it could have 100, etc. etc..

 

Another cheap option for BACKUP/Archive is amazons glacier.. I use it as well its $0.004 per GB per month..  This is your backup of those home video's and pictures you can not loose, etc.

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Haggis    1,008
9 minutes ago, BudMan said:

Another cheap option for BACKUP/Archive is amazons glacier.. I use it as well its $0.004 per GB per month..  This is your backup of those home video's and pictures you can not loose, etc.

This

 

I use Amazin Glacier to backups photos etc too, very cheap

 

I have 10Gb backed up there so far and costs me 4p per month

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+BudMan    3,513

Yeah I have 190GB currently on glacier - whole 76 cents a month ;) very reasonable!!

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dipsylalapo    1,764

I may have to look at Glacier...I did have a Crash Plan plan but they moved away from the consumer space so I went to OneDrive with an Office 365 sub. 

 

Glacier looks like it could be infinitely cheaper. 

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Mindovermaster    1,964

There any difference between BackBlaze and Glacier? I mean, the difference is 0.1 penny of a diference...

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+BudMan    3,513

Glacier is for long term archive/backup - backblaze b2 is more of amazon S3 sort of storage.

 

Im killing my backblaze b2 bucket soon, it has a hard time uploading large files.  The synology app atleast.. And I don't have desire to dick with it.. Looking over my what I thought was backed up on backblaze b2 shows 41 large files not backed up.  I might switch over to the computer $60 a year version and just backup my critical media with the desktop client..

 

I have my critical media (home movies and pictures) on multiple cloud services.  And also on multiple disks in different systems in my home.  Along with optical media (mdisc - 1000 year media) over at my son's place.  And normal bluray at my place, and a copy on my webhost via nextcloud.

 

You can never have enough copies/backups of irreplaceable media/files.  Even that novel your writing could be redone.  But you can never get back your granddaughters first ballet recital, or the play at school, etc.

 

I was using crashplan as well, when they switched there was  1 year discount that made it same price as their home version.. But that runs out soon.. So need to find alternative to go along with my glacier backup.

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Mindovermaster    1,964
45 minutes ago, BudMan said:

You can never have enough copies/backups of irreplaceable media/files.

Ain't that that the goddam truth... :)

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DevTech    1,517

https://www.backblaze.com/cloud-backup.html

 

Unlimited Online Backup

 

Backblaze will automatically back up all your files including documents, photos, music and movies. Unlimited files. Unlimited file size. Unlimited speed.

Back up all your attached external drives.

 

Restore multiple versions up to 30 days

 

Automatic or scheduled backups

 

Locate a missing or stolen computer

 

Be notified of your backup status

 

Auto threading & throttling - or set your own upload limit

 

Order a USB drive of your data and mail it back to us in 30 days for a refund.

 

File sharing via Backblaze B2 - share files you've backed up.

 

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DevTech    1,517

Backblaze B2 Cloud STorage (general purpose usage)

 

https://www.backblaze.com/b2/cloud-storage-pricing.html

 

B2 Cloud Storage Pricing

 

What amazing things will you do with our uniquely affordable cloud storage?

 

Provider            Storage ($/GB/Month)    Download($/GB)

 

Backblaze               $0.005                              $0.01

 

Amazon S3            $0.021 (+320%)               $0.05+(+400%)

 

Microsoft Azure   $0.018+ (+260%)             $0.05+ (+400%)

 

Google Cloud       $0.020 (+300%)               $0.08+ (+700%)

 

 

 

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Mindovermaster    1,964
1 hour ago, DevTech said:

Backblaze B2 Cloud STorage (general purpose usage)

 

https://www.backblaze.com/b2/cloud-storage-pricing.html

 

B2 Cloud Storage Pricing

 

What amazing things will you do with our uniquely affordable cloud storage?

 

Provider            Storage ($/GB/Month)    Download($/GB)

 

Backblaze               $0.005                              $0.01

 

Amazon S3            $0.021 (+320%)               $0.05+(+400%)

 

Microsoft Azure   $0.018+ (+260%)             $0.05+ (+400%)

 

Google Cloud       $0.020 (+300%)               $0.08+ (+700%)

 

 

 

Glacier is 0.001 cheaper than backblaze, you know.

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DevTech    1,517
7 hours ago, Mindovermaster said:

Glacier is 0.001 cheaper than backblaze, you know.

Everything in life is ideally driven by "suitability to requirements" which applies to storage, hardware,  and managing Planet Earth. (Unfortunately 1% of the population is so overwhelmed by pure evil greed that they would not even understand that concept)

 

B2 has a comprehensive programming API which makes it comparable to S3 and Azure.

 

https://www.backblaze.com/b2/docs/calling.html

 

You get your .001 cents worth if that is on your requirements list...

 

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