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Cloud Storage - who are you using?
I've been playing with cloud storage and trying to decide for myself what goes to the "cloud" and who's cloud do I use for storage. I have accounts on AT&T Locker, OneDrive, Box and of course Google Drive. Of course I can look at as many as possible as for the most part accounts are currently are no cost.
1. Who are you using?
2. If anyone knows, how does Google Drive see my accounts on OneDrive and Box and does this imply some hierarchy in the world of "Cloud Storage"?
- 08-21-2014, 01:24 PM #2
Re: Cloud Storage - who are you using?
1) I use Drobbox, Box, Google Drive, SurDoc and a few others. (One pretty much just has a full backup of a website. Google Drive has the ROMS for my phone, my app bckups and password data file. Different cloud servers for different uses.
2) a) Google doesn't have time to look through everyone's data and, most likely, if an employee was found doing that he'd be fired - most likely from a cannon. I've dealt with customer proprietary data - to the point that I actually caught some zipcodes that were for the wrong state [they used the store zipcode for an out-of-state customer) or the phone area code was wrong - in a brick and mortar store. Trust me - if someone had asked me to find the zipcode I fixed 5 minutes ago, it would have been impossible. You do the work, then move on to the next thing, or you're not doing the job properly and get fired for not producing results. So even if Google were, say, scanning your picture file names for something that looked like kiddie porn (they actually do that by computer - no humans involved), anyone remembering the name of one of your files for more than a few seconds would be fired for laziness. b) No, one cloud storage server isn't connected to another cloud storage server - there's no "hierarchy" of cloud servers. (Except through the NSA, which probably knows what you're thinking 5 minutes before you think it).
I make sure that any file I don't want to lose is backed up to my NAS (a drive connected to my home network), and at least 2 cloud servers, each in a part of the continent. If California slips into the ocean at the same time my NAS gets fried, I still have at least one backup. I don't waste time creating data I don't need, so if I have it I back it up. (Say "backing up isn't important" to a young mother whose baby's first step was on a picture on a phone a car just ran over, and wasn't backed up anywhere.)
- 08-22-2014, 12:06 AM #3
- 08-22-2014, 12:19 AM #4
Re: Cloud Storage - who are you using?
Google Photos. Used to use Dropbox, but my free storage is expiring soon, so I just stuck with something that I won't have to move later.
Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.4
- 08-22-2014, 12:48 AM #5
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Here's an outline of what services I use.
1. If I have some slightly important documents, I encrypt them first and upload them to Spideroak or Tresorit. Both offer client side encryption.
2. I use Copy to upload photos and basic documents. It's really easy to backup photos from my phone. I use Google Drive and Box to do the same as well, but I'll use it mostly if I need to collaborate with other people.
3. I use OneDrive to host a lot of my programs, ROMs, and files since I am a developer. I have about 2TB of storage on there.
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