Skip to comments.Free 20gb cloud storage from Barracuda networks at Copy.Com
Posted on 02/20/2014 5:20:22 AM PST by dennisw
I have heard Barracuda networks advertising on talk radio so I am hoping they are a decent outfit that does not walk in lockstep with the NSA
Good review of Copy.Com http://www.gxjansen.com/new-copy-awesome-dropbox-alternative-starting-at-20gb-free-storage/#comments
You will get 15gb free but will get 20 if you use his referral link https://copy.com/?r=rh68jN which so many people have used that he has more than one terabyte free cloud
Very good interface they have learned from others and done better
Less tracking and scanning of content you upload in my opinion, so better than signing up with MS or Google who will give you 7-15 GB of cloud storage.
Copy.com will sync with computers and devices if you allow. It is up to you
You get free 5gb for each referral
Yep...gonna post all my mail outside my house on a big bulletin board......
Who you gonna trust...
Me or your Uncle Sam?
Could be clean as Caesar’s Wife, as they say, but who taps and tapes your data on it’s way to the cloud?
Ah...no thanks. I’m very pleased with the 2Tb of storage I have on my desk top and the solutions I use to back up my stuff. Not going into ‘the cloud’.
The 3 TB NAS drive cost about $180.
My data is not in some cloud that could dissipate without notice. [I have had many internet services over the last 15 years that just disappeared -- many without any notice.]"
The only issue with all that is disaster preparedness. If you're away, and your house burns down, will your data survive?
If you insist on physical local backups, one of them needs to go in a fireproof safe, and it needs to be regularly updated. Not many are disciplined enough for that.
An even better idea is a rotated device that goes into a safety deposit box.
Even with all that said, there's the issue of "bit rot". What are your precautions against that? (This may still be an issue with cloud storage, depending on what precautions the cloud service is taking with regard to bit rot.)
Strong encryption is sufficient to protect your data on the cloud, if you know what you're doing. If you don't know what you're doing, the data on your local machine is far from safe.
(BTW, I'm don't mean to pick on you, there are many posts here that fall under the same general umbrella - you just seem to be one of the more tech-savvy posters.)
Of course. That is a total of all drives I use for various purposes.
C:\ boot drive for WinXP running a Linux guest OS.
E:\ drive as a slave unit that stores backups of data and docs.
M:\ drive for all music files.
F:\ drive that stores images of the other drives/partitions.
Plus there are two other USB connected drives that store copies of all images and regular data backups. All drives except the C:\ boot drive are encrypted with TrueCrypt.
It is also a good idea to create an image backup of the OS drive occasionally, especially if new programs or significant upgrades have been made.
On my systems (Laptop & Desktop) the imaging takes about 45 minutes and the restore time is about the same.
Restoring an image is much easier than reinstalling and reconfiguring in the event of a hard drive situation. Images of the OS have saved me many times in the XP days and even Win7 days. Just last fall I had to put a new HD in my laptop. I had it up and running and almost back to normal in about a 1/2 day. Without images, it would have taken probably 2 weeks.
I use the Win7 image backup occasionally. I also use a Macrium Reflect home version. Both will ‘save’ images to most USB drives and read the drives for restoring.
I’m with you. I might see posting digital books, music, videos, and other “in the public” items for mobile access on smaller devices. I would never do my own data.
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