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  Reply # 1420561 4-Nov-2015 11:25
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freitasm:
MikeB4:
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MikeB4: I am going to investigate self provided cloud options and eliminate these occurrences


Either a QNAP or Synology NAS, or if running Windows, Tonido...




What would you suggest for a mixed network, that is, Windows 10, Windows 7, OSX Yosemite, IOS, Android, Xbox One and Panasonic TV?

with the option for remote access.


What's the storage? A NAS or a Windows box?

All three solutions have mobile clients anyway.




I am looking for a stand alone Networked attached solution that will allow storage and retrieval of files, photos and video from all devices and accessible when out and about.




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  Reply # 1420568 4-Nov-2015 11:28
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MikeB4:
freitasm:
MikeB4:
freitasm:
MikeB4: I am going to investigate self provided cloud options and eliminate these occurrences


Either a QNAP or Synology NAS, or if running Windows, Tonido...




What would you suggest for a mixed network, that is, Windows 10, Windows 7, OSX Yosemite, IOS, Android, Xbox One and Panasonic TV?

with the option for remote access.


What's the storage? A NAS or a Windows box?

All three solutions have mobile clients anyway.




I am looking for a stand alone Networked attached solution that will allow storage and retrieval of files, photos and video from all devices and accessible when out and about.


Synology DS414. 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1420569 4-Nov-2015 11:29
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I'm bit too nervous to open my synology nas to the big bad www.

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  Reply # 1420571 4-Nov-2015 11:32
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afe66: I'm bit too nervous to open my synology nas to the big bad www.


Don't. Configure an inbound VPN instead.






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antoniosk: It would be funny if Apple now decided to up the storage and drop the price on their service, just to be mean...


Hahah. Who's cloud do you think Apple is using? It's not theirs...

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wasabi2k: self provided cloud?

What does that even mean?




It's called cloud washing

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  Reply # 1420589 4-Nov-2015 11:46
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One of the key take-outs from this announcement is it is not a good idea to rely on one vendor or technology, especially for backups. Redundancy is an absolute key principle to adhere to.  After months of playing around and thinking about it I have the following schema for our critical files - photos, home videos, documents, PC Backups, etc.

Local Storage (iMac) --> synced with NAS (Synology) --> synced with cloud storage (Dropbox).  

Naturally you can change any PC, cloud storage component as you wish.   The first two parts are locally based and only the third-tier is cloud-based.  Luckily we are on the unlimited Vodafone plan so that made this process work well.

We have about 750GB of stuff and I am happy to pay the annual $150-odd for 1TB of Dropbox storage. Peace of mind and all that.

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  Reply # 1420598 4-Nov-2015 11:55
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@Tinshed, have you looked at a "proper" backup provider like crashplan?

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  Reply # 1420603 4-Nov-2015 12:00
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I took the opportunity to feedback via our TAM how unimpressed I am by this.

I'd suggest others who have contacts via their professional lives do the same.




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sidefx: @Tinshed, have you looked at a "proper" backup provider like crashplan?


Funny you should say that as we are using Crashplan at work. It was a breeze to setup, nice interface and now just works seamlessly. Untried in anger though.  




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  Reply # 1420612 4-Nov-2015 12:09
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freitasm:
afe66: I'm bit too nervous to open my synology nas to the big bad www.


Don't. Configure an inbound VPN instead.




Yep, VPN only.
avoid all the nice, easy consumer level internet/cloud options on you NAS, you might find it becomes a P2P/torrent node for other NAS owners (as per one clients Qnap )
Not to mention the various security holes when opened up to the internet , people have lost data that way, NAS's hacked into.


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CYaBro: With Google Photos giving you unlimited storage for images up to 16MP, and video up to 1080p, this is a pretty stupid move by Microsoft.
Or will we see Google follow them?


You're overstating what Google actually offer.

Google don't guarantee photos up to 16MP and videos at 1080p will be stored at those resolutions but they do guarantee that they will be downsampled if they exceed those resolutions:

 

  • "If the camera takes photos with 16 megapixels (MP) resolution or lower, most stored photos will essentially look the same using either storage option." cf. "If the camera takes photos with a resolution higher than 16 MP, then photos will be downsized to 16 MP."
  • "If the video is 1080p or less, your stored video will look close to the original." cf. "If the video is higher than 1080p, then it will be reduced to high-definition 1080p."

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  Reply # 1420711 4-Nov-2015 12:48
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After reading the Onedrive blog post it won't effect me that much.  Thanks to the geekzone heads-up a couple of years ago about the 10GB loyalty bonus (was only available to redeem for a short window of opportunity), will still have 15GB OneDrive storage next year.   I might even go over that now just to get the 1 year free Office 365 subscription.

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I use https://www.odrive.com/m/ + https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/home 

Unlimited photos for $12 US per year.

Everything else (documents etc) go into One Drive so the 5GB wont really affect me. Ill probably use the Amazon unlimited storage for $70 once i start exceeding my limits everywhere else.

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  Reply # 1420718 4-Nov-2015 12:52
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The standard conditions in Google Photo's ToS also give me pause to upload to the service, especially when I'm storing photos that are exclusively licensed to third party's. Hence this is why I'm sticking with Onedrive/other third party solutions.

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