Re: Cloud backup?

Subject: Re: Cloud backup?
From: Daniel Friedman <daniel -dot- friedman42 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Syed Zaeem Hosain <Syed -dot- Hosain -at- aeris -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:09:20 -0500

An important thing with offsite backups is that the service provider
versions your files. If you get ransomware, using a cloud storage service
like OneDrive or Dropbox might not actually help because the copy on the
"backup" might get overwritten by an encrypted copy created by the
ransomware. You would only be able to restore your data if you can restore
from version of the files before your machine got infected.

On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 2:57 PM, Syed Zaeem Hosain <Syed -dot- Hosain -at- aeris -dot- net>
wrote:

> Depends on how free you want it, how automated you need it to be, security
> via encryption, etc.
>
> Some people like services like Mozy (www.mozy.com) and Carbonite (
> www.carbonite.com) since these are very reliable, don't cost too much,
> encrypt stored data, etc.
>
> Others simply copy manually (or use auto-linked folders) to Dropbox (
> www.dropbox.com), Microsoft OneDrive (https://onedrive.live.com/
> about/en-us/), or Box (www.box.com) ...
>
> Many of these storage sites offer some amount of data for free, and charge
> for more storage.
>
> My own preference: Mozy (designed for backups) or Box (designed for
> general storage).
>
> Z
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> I'm considering backing up my media server to the cloud. Are you doing
> this? Who is your preferred (non-Apple) service?
>
> Being a Scot, price is certainly a factor (as is upload speed and
> security).
>
> Chris Morton
>
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