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Secure online cloud based in canada

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Secure online cloud based in canada

I’ve heard that using one drive or google drive isn’t the best idea to store personal information. My partner and I are looking for a secure online storage including financial records and we are looking for something based in Canada, ideally. Just wondering what suggestions folks might have?
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Roll out your own server, you can use something like owncloud.
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shutterbug wrote: Doesn't matter where you store it. Just encrypt it.
+1 this.
Even if it's in Canada I'd encrypt it first.
FrancisBacon wrote: Get a Synology and have your own cloud.
I'm assuming that OP wants an online based service for geographic redundancy. If this is true, your idea is terrible because anything that happens to their data locally (as in physically) means that their cloud is also wiped out.

If all you want is files that are accessible though, sure. I personally wouldn't do Synology, but that's me.
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death_hawk wrote: I'm assuming that OP wants an online based service for geographic redundancy. If this is true, your idea is terrible because anything that happens to their data locally (as in physically) means that their cloud is also wiped out.

If all you want is files that are accessible though, sure. I personally wouldn't do Synology, but that's me.
My interpretation was that he wanted to make files accessible remotely. If it was just non local backup he wanted, then he can just use BluRay, off site HDD or other portable hard drive, tapes, etc.


Synology I suggested because, if he's asking, he probably wants the easiest solution and he's not super tech savvy (vs making your own server)
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shutterbug wrote: Doesn't matter where you store it. Just encrypt it.
+1
Nothing is invincible

Rotate passwords, multi factor authentication, and consider not putting all eggs in one basket.

Also depends how security paranoid you need to be.

If you're a normal user, Google works just fine and fine for 90% of the population.

If you're Edward Snowden and on the run from 95% of world's governments, that's going to be some effort.

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