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#1 dude905

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 03:39 PM

Hi... I have google for this but I'm curious to hear opinions from others . Anyone know a good cloud storage site that one doesn't have to install any software for it? I mean I would love to storage my data or what ever in a log in web based site were I don't need a software of their to use but rather just log in and upload and download from. I don't like the sync options. And, it doesn't matter whether its free or pay, thanks



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Posted 03 February 2016 - 04:26 PM

I personally like Dropbox, you do not have to install the application that they have.  I also have the one drive only because I have a office 365 subscription, also had good luck with this as well however I only use it for school and documents.  


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 06:32 PM

There is Mega

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 07:41 PM

I use Dropbox myself - a free account - but I have to say Mega looks interesting, but I don't keep much in Dropbox. Mostly a few large files that I am sharing and a folder of images for use on BC.

 

You don't say how much data you would like to store. Remember you are limited by the performance of your broadband connection - it can take an very long time to upload 1TB of data !

 

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 09:01 AM

Thanks for your input guys ... So it look like Dropbox. I will take a look at them. I will be uploading up to 4 or 5 hundred gb of different stuff . The thing about Mega is you can't upload large files.



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 03:15 PM

Post #1, other alternatives for your needs are google drive and mediafire, both let you work from simply logging in through the brwser and uploading and downloading files from there.
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Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:32 PM

Post #1, other alternatives for your needs are google drive and mediafire, both let you work from simply logging in through the brwser and uploading and downloading files from there.

Thanks for your input. Can those 2 others upload large files? I want to place all my windows backup images and my itunes music in cloud



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:43 PM

Some of the free options I use for my (encrypted) backups:
 
Cubby 5 GB free
Dropbox 2 GB free
Google Drive 15 GB free
HubiC 25 GB free

Jottacloud 5 GB free

MediaFire 10 GB free

Mega 50 GB free

MS OneDrive 5 GB free

OziBox 10 GB free

YandexDisk 10 GB free

 

Most of them offer bonus space and some of them allow multiple accounts!  :devil:

All of them have premium plans...

 

If you don't use their syncing/uploading tools you're always going to have an upload limit. Try different browsers: Google Chrome and Chromium are pretty good in uploading big files. You could splice the files in 1 GB zip files before you upload them if it doesn't work...

 

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Edited by GNULINUX, 04 February 2016 - 05:45 PM.


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Posted 05 February 2016 - 08:28 AM

@ GNULINUX ... Thank you for your list.  :thumbup2:  I'm going to view each and see which is best for large files / folders uploads . I'm hoping to be able to upload my windows back up images. I'm curious if anyone knows whether one could split these images files into parts like within Winrar or such programs? It sure would make it easier to upload, though I'm curious if one does split these files will they become corrupted once placed back together again, has anyone try doing such? Thanks



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 09:01 AM

You can split any file in parts and use WinRAR or 7-Zip, they will not get corrupted after (re)downloading and unpacking. Just download all parts and place them in the same folder before unpacking.

I always use the .zip format (if you use WinRAR it's in the settings) and set it to "uncompressed" to speed up the packing/unpacking.

 

I use this all the time for my (encrypted) online backups, no problems so far!

Never needed my online backup but I do regular tests (on some random files) to make sure it's still working...  :wink:

 

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 11:50 AM

Thanks again much appreciated  B) 



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 04:18 PM

You're welcome!  :wink:

 

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 01:58 PM

Post#8, and Post#10


As a useful note, if you want to backup something really private you could always consider encrypting it with a password using something like 7z before you upload it. This allows you to have cloud backups which are as well encrypted as if you were to use specialised cloud services which sell themselves as being encrypted, even if the cloud you are uploading to has no encryption features.

Edited by rp88, 06 February 2016 - 01:58 PM.

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 06:07 PM

Thanks rp88 for your suggestion. I was planning to password protection with winrar :)



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Posted 06 February 2016 - 07:41 PM

One thing to keep in mind when looking for Cloud storage is size/business history of the cloud provider. In 2013, cloud provider Nirvanix gave their customer just 2 weeks notice before closing. 

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2612299/cloud-storage/cloud-storage-provider-nirvanix-is-closing-its-doors.html

 

A small provider could close with no notice. As long as you have another copy of your data small, lesser known providers may be fine. But a large provider like Dropbox, Google etc will be around for the long haul. 






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