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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




-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)




-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.







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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.




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).




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.




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.




Old review of Odrive




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






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


Hope you find what you are looking for.







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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).






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







greets from germany !

Edited by LASERzzzzzz, 18 December 2016 - 12:01 PM.

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