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Optimum Cloud/backup setup, and general organizational tips needed


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#1 TheJungleCook

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 06:12 PM

Hi, I'm tackling the task of organizing, backing up, and automating the two former tasks for future file creations across my PC, my Nexus 6P, my wife's ZTE 817, a laptop will be added when she starts school, my daughter's two iDevices,  and my son's Galaxy Tab 3 Lite.)

 

Where I'm at now.

 

-Main Google account (for Photos and Drive- 100GB upgrade, a catch-all of sorts), also use this account for Play Store purchases.

-Family Memory Box Google account (Photos for selective backup of memory box type photos)

-DropBox account (free- 2GB), empty at present

-PoGo Plug router attachment w/ a year of premium service paid for. Just purchased and set up to be informed they are shutting down their cloud service. However I am still able to set folders on my pc as accessible to my cloud and access said files through a mobile broweser (NOT on my pogoplug mobile app, however).

-PC with 500GB of storage

-a subscription to Amazon Music Cloud Unlimited

-Synchronize Ultimate Pro from Play Store

 

+Thousands of pictures to organize and backup, 100s of family videos

+825 music files to convert to either .mps or .m4a for Amazon MC compatibility (inquired about in a different post, included here for totality).

+minimal text documents and/or .pdfs

+haven't even begun to tackle incorporating the iDevices into any of this

 

Goals

 

-To have at least one hardware backup and two cloud backups for a majority of the photos and videos

-Automated backup of future photos, videos, and documents across PC, android, AND iDevices

-Optimize current folder hierarchy and organization (tips much needed)

 

Concerns

 

-iDevice cross-platform compatibility and backup and migration

-The PogoPlug was not what I hoped, need another solution for remote mobile-to-pc auto back up and selective pc-to-mobile backup

 

Going forward

 

-I am happy with the Amazon music cloud service for my music.

-I would like a more long-standing and proven service for my mobile-to-pc solution because the pogoplug service and mobile seems very unreliable, although sound in ideology.

-I am set on using Google Drive and Photos as my main source of cloud solution.

     -Is DropBox a good choice for my second cloud backup, or are there better options

-I need any tips and tricks that come to mind to help me organize all this into an optimized folder tree.

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 



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#2 VB30

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 08:54 PM

Hi TheJungleCook,

 

I'm looking at doing something similar for myself and my family, but i have not got very far as of yet besides looking around for a few apps to achieve this. Below are the apps I've looked at to achieve my goals. They may or may not suit your goals but i thought i would share them.

 

Crashplan for keeping pics, music etc on a external drive and a backup to a family members PC. They also have a cloud option and mobile apps, but this is a paid option.

 

https://www.crashplan.com/en-us/

 

pCloud For Cloud backups of photos, they have Windows, Mac, Linux,Android, IOS Apps. I believe this one creates a Network Drive on your PC with Drive letter (P).

 

https://www.pcloud.com/

 

MiMedia Ive used this app just for my music CD's and to test a view photo's. You can create Midrives for family and friends.

 

http://www.mimedia.com/

 

Odrive Backups all in one place for selected apps, Dropbox Google Drive and other's, Also you can move between Dropbox and Google drive etc.

 

https://www.odrive.com/

 

Old review of Odrive

 

http://www.backupreview.com/odrive-review/

 

Multcloud This is used to transfer files between clouds and is used from a browser.

 

https://www.multcloud.com/

 

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I also use Dropbox and Google Drive but am looking for something better.

 

Hope you find what you are looking for.

 

Regards

 

 

 

 



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Posted 18 December 2016 - 11:48 AM


pCloud For Cloud backups of photos, they have Windows, Mac, Linux,Android, IOS Apps. I believe this one creates a Network Drive on your PC with Drive letter (P).

 

https://www.pcloud.com/

 

 

 

i'm using pCloud on all my machines.  The pcloud client is also installing  a drive letter 'P' that is visible in your windows explorer:  you simply can access all you

files in the cloud via drive letter. You can use this cloud service like a network drive: you dont't have to use any clients/browser. To synchronize your local files

with the cloud you also can use synchrionzation tools like (the popular) FreeFileSync.

 

pCloud is also offering encryption:  https://www.pcloud.com/features/crypto.html

 

If you want you also can buy a lifetime licence, costs: $59,99 (for a short time only: this offer expires in 2 days, Regular price: $478,80 ):

 

pCloud Premium Cloud Storage: Lifetime Subscription

 

https://bitsdujour.stacksocial.com/sales/pcloud-premium-lifetime-subscription

 

 

 

 

greets from germany !


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