The Cloud Storage Thread

I created this thread so that you can talk about cloud storage.

Currently, I use Icedrive, but you probably use something else such as Mega or PCloud or don't use cloud storage at all.

OK, I'll let this conversation unravel.

I don't trust cloud storage, so my backups are done on used hard drives. If the company operating the cloud storage goes into financial crisis, will their customers' data be kept secure?

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You started a thread some time back re Cloud Storage, but the timelock on that one has triggered. But is work a link to it: [Cloud Storage Recommendation] NordLocker
The title is not good but there are some good replies, if you ignore those accusing you of product promotion.
I use a mix of USB HDD's, USB sticks, SD cards and Cloud Storage to save multiple copies and backups of images and data.

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I also prefer offline backups in hard drives I can physically access. I do use the cloud sometimes because it's convenient, for example to share files, temporary backup while replacing drives, etc. However in those cases I'm very selective as to what I put "up there" and almost always encrypt them beforehand using something like Cryptomator.

Some providers I have good experience with are pcloud and sync.com, neither fully open source as far as I know. ProtonDrive has caught my attention recently but I still remain skeptical of them... so I probably will treat them same as the rest for now.

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Backblaze for cloud backups, automated with BlobBackup software. Trying Internxt out now for a 20GB bump to synced storage.

To start off with I used Box, when Zorin was at version 12. I wrote an unofficial manual for Zorin 12 and then converted it using Google Docs, into Italian, Greek, French, and German. I was going to do a Spanish version but an Argentinian forum member stepped up to the plate for me. After some time I was getting complaints that the link no longer worked. When I contacted Box they told me:

  1. They don't support GNU/Linux
  2. They don't support Firefox
    [Yet I created the unofficial manual in Linux and uploaded via Firefox ... in Linux!!!]
    I moved to PCloud but had concerns about where their servers were, United States - so I downloaded all my stuff and uploaded what I needed to upload to murena.io (servers are in Norway) - You get a free @e.email address and 1 Gb of storage. I pay about £16 per year for 20 Gb of storage and I have only used just over half of that. I was a Vision Support Technician when I was working, transcribing text into Large Print and Braille for Secondary (High School) students with low or no vision. So a lot of my training materials I prepared I store in the Cloud as too large to email, including the unofficial manual for Zorin 15.x. The cloud has it's uses but I currently have:
    a 1 Tb Medion External Device, 2 x 2 Tb Buffalo Drives and 1 x 4 Tb Western Digital Passport Drive.
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