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I was wondering what companies people are using to backup RAW images on the cloud.

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none. too expensive for me as of now!

 

Have read some interesting things about Amazon Glacier. cheapest cloud space available. Realistically, its for back ups, so no need to access it regularly if at all.

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I'm about to see how Amazon Glacier works for me. All I need is offsite long-term backup storage, and on paper it looks cost-effective.

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Glacier is about $400/year for 3 TB storage. Not terribly cheap (you can get a TB free from Flickr) but not a killer. For 400 you can get at least 3TB worth of hard drives and keep them backed up and moved offsite (if you have an office).

Bill

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...And the biggest problem is shifting the data up to the cloud.

 

Its not been an exhaustive study, but so far:-

 

The physical volume of data for just one year is bigger than I imagined. And I only shoot around 5000 images a year...

The Glacier uploader I'm using for Mac does not support folders.

Zipping up batches of directories is OK, but you cannot retrieve a single file from the zip - you have to download the entire file. Which would be OK except you pay for data OUT.

If you set your Mac to go to sleep and save power...the upload won't restart on wakeup...not surprising really that one but I did forget...

 

So I think there is something here, but its not as quick/seamless as I hoped for. I'm sure I'm missing something to make my life easy and will continue and report back as and when.

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I've just signed up to Backblaze - unlimited backup for $5pm

 

Auto syncs as you go... obviously takes a while to upload the initial 'seed'

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I'm using "crash plan" have just over 1.5tb of data on there, took about 20 days to fully upload the initial bit, but works fantastically now. It also manages my on site backups, to an internal backup drive in my editing machine and a nas upstairs.

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I do the "keep it at the office trick" and I use BitTorrent Sync to keep things up to date.

 

If I didn't have that option I would trade with a friend or family member and exchange 4 TB drives: he keeps my backup, I keep his. BT sync has a read-only mode which would keep inadvertent changes on one side from propagating to the other side.

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