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Offline Mamushka

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Online backup question
« on: December 19, 2020, 09:59:06 PM »
So, the main computer was acting up (all family picts on it etc.). Blue screen about 80% of the time when waking it up and then basically useless for the next 15 to 30 min as the HD was at 100%. After that it was fine.

Did several recommended steps to fix the 100% HD issue with no luck. I decided to start from scratch and upgrade to a SS HD at the same time (this computer does not support NVRAM).  I backed up everything (2 different drives) and swapped out the HD.

During the reinstall of Windows I noticed they were driving me towards OneDrive. Looking it over I see that I get 6TB of storage for $99 a year (up tp 6 computers). They offered the first month for free so I signed up.

So here is my question: It looks like my files are automatically backed up and I can down load them pretty much from anywhere. For $99 a year and no effort on my part, it seems like a no brainer. I'm sure there is a cheaper version that does the same thing but I don't really care. If this works the way I think it does I'm ok paying the $99 so I just don't need to think about it.

Am I missing something or is this a reasonable way to have my files backed up (and accessible) if my house burns down?
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Re: Online backup question
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2020, 10:19:27 PM »
until they pull a google, and tell you if your over your storage cap, or inactive, they will start deleting.

i use a program called syncthing that syncs my folders between computers on net, i do a once a month "update" to a computer that is off net to prevent any file corruption from going over the sync.
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Re: Online backup question
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2020, 10:35:57 PM »
i keep a flash drive backup, and 2 hard drive backups. i don't have a boatload of pictures, or music, no movies, nothing that takes up mega space.

i've seen every conceivable method fail (including carbonite). so i just keep it inhouse.


i also don't trust anything microsoft recommends, but that's just me.
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