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D3v1an7

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What do you want to use it for?

The cost for cloud storage adds up pretty quickly so you should definitely know how you are going to use it before committing to the spend.
 

ng4ever

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What do you want to use it for?

The cost for cloud storage adds up pretty quickly so you should definitely know how you are going to use it before committing to the spend.

Mainly system images of my computer.
 

auntjemima

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The benefit of cloud storage is redundancy. If you don't have backups of your backups, when using a NAS, time wasted. Initial cost of hardware as well.
 

D3v1an7

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Try to estimate the amount of storage you are going to need for your images and compare that cost to a cheap NAS. I have a Netgear ReadyNAS 4 bay on my network and it does a pretty decent job of holding my files. The downside though is that drives can be expensive and they will eventually wear out. Plus, while having a NAS with RAID does provide you a level of redundancy to protect against file loss, it's not perfect and you can still lose everything. If you have a need for a high level of availability, reliability, and durability, cloud storage is the way to go. Just make sure that you shop around and find a provider that doesn't charge an arm and a leg.

I use Code42 for my local backup solution to protect my NAS. They charge $10 per month, per computer protected for UNLIMITED storage. They were a good fit for me because I had close to 10TB of files that I needed backed up so other consumption based pricing models quickly became too expensive. The downside though is that your upload/download speeds were shared with other customers and can be pretty slow.
 

ng4ever

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Try to estimate the amount of storage you are going to need for your images and compare that cost to a cheap NAS. I have a Netgear ReadyNAS 4 bay on my network and it does a pretty decent job of holding my files. The downside though is that drives can be expensive and they will eventually wear out. Plus, while having a NAS with RAID does provide you a level of redundancy to protect against file loss, it's not perfect and you can still lose everything. If you have a need for a high level of availability, reliability, and durability, cloud storage is the way to go. Just make sure that you shop around and find a provider that doesn't charge an arm and a leg.

I use Code42 for my local backup solution to protect my NAS. They charge $10 per month, per computer protected for UNLIMITED storage. They were a good fit for me because I had close to 10TB of files that I needed backed up so other consumption based pricing models quickly became too expensive. The downside though is that your upload/download speeds were shared with other customers and can be pretty slow.

Thanks!
 

Luke M

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Local storage is generally cheapest especially if you don't count your labor, but it's not as reliable (e.g. if your house burns down, you lose your backup).
 

Nicklebon

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Regardless of cloud storage provider make sure that whatever data you backup to cloud storage is encrypted locally ie on your end with your encryption keys.
 

ng4ever

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What is the best software to use to encrypt locally having your own encryption keys?
 

jad0083

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I can easily push and pull data to/from Amazon S3 and saturate my 1GB fiber via CLI - about $10/mo for 1TB one-zone IA. Pretty steep, but this is enterprise grade, so you get what you pay for.
 

Nicklebon

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What is the best software to use to encrypt locally having your own encryption keys?
Not sure it's the best, or that there is a best, but I use Cloudberry to backup to an s3 bucket. It hasn't let me down, I'm happy that Amazon doesn't know jack about what I store there (filename obfuscation + encryption) and as the above poster states s3 is plenty fast.
 
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