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cloud backup service. what do you use and why

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cloud backup service. what do you use and why

I backup my photos to google photos and amazon photos but am looking for a relaible full resolution service. dont mind paying, but what is everyone using. I have about 100,000 family photos so far that I want to keep safe after backing them up in multiple hdds ect.
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1TB amazon storage with Prime. Photos (including RAW) are zero rated and only videos, Lightroom masterdata, etc. count. Costs $60USD/yr for the storage, plus Prime.
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Kasakato wrote: 1TB amazon storage with Prime. Photos (including RAW) are zero rated and only videos, Lightroom masterdata, etc. count. Costs $60USD/yr for the storage, plus Prime.
i have a prime account already. it just uploads anything from my phone.

Also I should say that I am also looking for storage of videos as well. amazon photos says i only had 5gb of videos that would save and ive used it up, $24.99 a year for 100gb. i will prob need more but dont want to.pay $150 a year for that. any other options?
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riseagainstthemachine wrote: i have a prime account already. it just uploads anything from my phone. can ai manually upload everything from my hdd?

Also I should say that I am also looking for storage of videos as well.
Yup get the desktop app and have it sync. I have an ongoing backup from a network mounted drive.
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Kasakato wrote: Yup get the desktop app and have it sync. I have an ongoing backup from a network mounted drive.
ok great ill do that. any suggestions on how to backup the videos cloud based? should i just shell out the $25 a year? i think at some point I will easily have 100gb+ of videos. is there a better service out there for that,
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riseagainstthemachine wrote: ok great ill do that. any suggestions on how to backup the videos cloud based? should i just shell out the $25 a year? i think at some point I will easily have 100gb+ of videos. is there a better service out there for that,
After 100GB there's the 1TB option for $60USD.
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I have a Synology NAS and have it set up to back up to Backblaze B2 cloud storage. I pay for the storage I use, right now it costs me about CAD$48 per year for 620GB. Restoring the backup would probably cost me a bit, but I haven't needed to do so, thankfully.
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I have over 2TB of DSLR photos and videos and close to 250GB of cell phone photos and videos. I used to use two services – google drive and back blaze but stopped using back blaze and just backed up the DSLR photos and videos to a local NAS but I'm reconsidering.

I pay for the 2TB Google Drive ($140 annually). Why I like Google Drive:
1. Google Photos on cell phones will automatically upload all photos and videos (only RAW and some video formats count towards the storage)
2. Google Photos organization and sharing are really great
3. You can share Google Drive with Family so that they can also take advantage of #1 and #2 above
4. Random free/discounts from the Google Store

Why I don’t like google drive
1. Privacy…
2. Google took away the ability for photos in google photos to show up as a folder in google drive so that you can sync that folder on your computer/NAS

I think I’ll go back to:
1. Synology app on iPhone to upload photos and videos to NAS at full quality
2. Sync DSLR backups to NAS
3. Sync Synology NAS
4. Go down a few tiers on google one and keep google photos are high quality
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I use Amazon Prime Photo because of the free photo storage including Fuji RAF files. Also backup to my local NAS as well as take a backup drive offsite? I’m looking for another backup solution as a backup to my backup so I’m interested to hear what others are using.
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I use Lightroom and they include one TB storage. $9.99 USD/month
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I use Prime Photo and Google Drive. I used to have a big honking Lightroom catalog I backed up locally, but have really culled that back in the past year. I realized that after I deliver photos to clients, I pretty much never reprocess photos after say, 2 weeks. So the jpegs go to the cloud and the raws are gone.

I am doing more and more video lately and would like to get a better solution for that.
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baillieul wrote: I use Prime Photo and Google Drive. I used to have a big honking Lightroom catalog I backed up locally, but have really culled that back in the past year. I realized that after I deliver photos to clients, I pretty much never reprocess photos after say, 2 weeks. So the jpegs go to the cloud and the raws are gone.

I am doing more and more video lately and would like to get a better solution for that.
this is what i'm looking for also. seems like most cloud services except for backblaze only allow photos or very limited video space
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