Online storage recommendation

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Joe94 Regular Member • Posts: 281
Online storage recommendation

Hi,

Im looking for an online storage solution that I can use to back up my final images to, but also one that allows me to delete them from the main hdd but stay in the cloud (iCloud doesn't allow this).

I understand there are many like Dropbox etc.. but just wanted some advice on the best one that doesn't cost a fortune and allows the keep in cloud feature.

Thanks, Joe

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Amazon Drive? I have Amazon Prime which allows unlimited photo storage on their cloud drive (in Canada at least). There is a small amount of video storage included too, with the option to pay for more. You can install their app and configure automatic uploads to their storage. Might be an option worth looking into?

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Lettermanian wrote:

Amazon Drive? I have Amazon Prime which allows unlimited photo storage on their cloud drive (in Canada at least). There is a small amount of video storage included too, with the option to pay for more. You can install their app and configure automatic uploads to their storage. Might be an option worth looking into?

Thank you for this, I actually do have Amazon prime and knew they did photos but must admit didn't know they offered auto upload, I will take a look and see if they offer that here.

On a side note, have you ever had any experience with Flickr or Dropbox?

Cheers, Joe

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Joe94 wrote:

Lettermanian wrote:

Amazon Drive? I have Amazon Prime which allows unlimited photo storage on their cloud drive (in Canada at least). There is a small amount of video storage included too, with the option to pay for more. You can install their app and configure automatic uploads to their storage. Might be an option worth looking into?

Thank you for this, I actually do have Amazon prime and knew they did photos but must admit didn't know they offered auto upload, I will take a look and see if they offer that here.

On a side note, have you ever had any experience with Flickr or Dropbox?

Cheers, Joe

No, neither of those. Once I found Amazon's service I didn't look at any others. I also keep two external hard drives at home with all my photos/videos on them. FYI, Amazon Photos also has a "Family Vault" feature, where up to 5 people in a family can have their photos uploaded, stored and viewable by other people in the family.  My wife and I do this with our cell phones via Amazon Photos app. Works quite well

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I have a backup drive that I sync with iCloud.

i copy files to the backup nightly with a copy command.  If I delete an image it stays on my local backup and iCloud.

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Lettermanian wrote:

Joe94 wrote:

Lettermanian wrote:

Amazon Drive? I have Amazon Prime which allows unlimited photo storage on their cloud drive (in Canada at least). There is a small amount of video storage included too, with the option to pay for more. You can install their app and configure automatic uploads to their storage. Might be an option worth looking into?

Thank you for this, I actually do have Amazon prime and knew they did photos but must admit didn't know they offered auto upload, I will take a look and see if they offer that here.

On a side note, have you ever had any experience with Flickr or Dropbox?

Cheers, Joe

No, neither of those. Once I found Amazon's service I didn't look at any others. I also keep two external hard drives at home with all my photos/videos on them. FYI, Amazon Photos also has a "Family Vault" feature, where up to 5 people in a family can have their photos uploaded, stored and viewable by other people in the family. My wife and I do this with our cell phones via Amazon Photos app. Works quite well

Okay and yeah tbh I use a couple of external drive too aha so probable im just being a bit over cautious and I am only a hobbiest so its going to take me a while to even fill 1TB, so in that case i think I'll stick with Amazon Photos.

Thanks for you advice today

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Joe94 wrote:

Lettermanian wrote:

Joe94 wrote:

Lettermanian wrote:

Amazon Drive? I have Amazon Prime which allows unlimited photo storage on their cloud drive (in Canada at least). There is a small amount of video storage included too, with the option to pay for more. You can install their app and configure automatic uploads to their storage. Might be an option worth looking into?

Thank you for this, I actually do have Amazon prime and knew they did photos but must admit didn't know they offered auto upload, I will take a look and see if they offer that here.

On a side note, have you ever had any experience with Flickr or Dropbox?

Cheers, Joe

No, neither of those. Once I found Amazon's service I didn't look at any others. I also keep two external hard drives at home with all my photos/videos on them. FYI, Amazon Photos also has a "Family Vault" feature, where up to 5 people in a family can have their photos uploaded, stored and viewable by other people in the family. My wife and I do this with our cell phones via Amazon Photos app. Works quite well

Okay and yeah tbh I use a couple of external drive too aha so probable im just being a bit over cautious and I am only a hobbiest so its going to take me a while to even fill 1TB, so in that case i think I'll stick with Amazon Photos.

Thanks for you advice today

No problem, I think it works very well and is relatively easy to use. May as well use the Prime membership for all its worth 🙂

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ChrisLumix Veteran Member • Posts: 3,111
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When Dropbox stopped supporting my OS I found two alternatives:

In both cases I use their free option* which provide more storage than Dropbox.

If you don't want ANY sync at all, you could create a few Google accounts, each of which gives you 15GB of free storage.

*note - both have very much more storage if you pay for it.

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robgendreau Veteran Member • Posts: 7,502
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Joe94 wrote:

Hi,

Im looking for an online storage solution that I can use to back up my final images to, but also one that allows me to delete them from the main hdd but stay in the cloud (iCloud doesn't allow this).

I understand there are many like Dropbox etc.. but just wanted some advice on the best one that doesn't cost a fortune and allows the keep in cloud feature.

Thanks, Joe

Well, certainly not anything Canon runs...they crashed their system and lost data, and are subject to a current ransomwhere attack. https://www.diyphotography.net/report-canon-loses-10tb-of-data-after-a-maze-ransomware-attack/

I'd suggest BackBlaze. Or another backup company, not just some freebie service. If the photos are important, that is.

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