Re: Cloud backup?

Subject: Re: Cloud backup?
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Daniel Friedman <daniel -dot- friedman42 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:22:35 -0500

FWIW, my company uses Box. It supports versioning and data encryption, but
I don't know if that's standard or add-on.

On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 4:09 PM, Daniel Friedman <
daniel -dot- friedman42 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> 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).
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References:
Cloud backup?: From: Chris Morton
RE: Cloud backup?: From: Syed Zaeem Hosain
Re: Cloud backup?: From: Daniel Friedman

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