My latest update on the best personal and SMB cloud storage services.
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- difficult to hack into? Not prone to normal server vulnerability?5w
- It's like any other server service. Therefore, yes, they are all potentially vulnerable to attack. How vulnerable depends on the service. The major ones are as secure as anything is these days.5w
- , thank you for honest answer. I suppose this is analogous to keeping money in a bank vs. matrass. Money could be stolen from either place, but in some ways keeping valuables in the bank is not always better. At least, if they hack into my machine I know whose fault it is :)5w
- How much duplication do you think you have b/w your Google Drive files and your Next cloud(s) ? Are you able to have clear lines of what data you put where? (Surely you don't back up your nextcloud data to your GDrive or vice a versa...)5w
- Lots, but that's because to test these drives out I put a lot of the same data on all of them. Most people will want to pick one or two and stick with them or pick out several for file-sharing. In my own case, leaving aside my test dat, I use Dropbox to share files with some editors and Google Drive with others. I also use Google Drive as my main cloud drive since I use Chromebooks a lot. For personal data, including backups, I use Nextcloud since those servers are literally under my direct control.5w
- One thing that is not clear from your article is which services 'sync' data, i.e. hold a copy on their cloud and sync (aka backup) changes made on any of the connected devices and which are purely cloud storage. Is that distinct just to Google Drive? Or does GDrive also have the ability to specify local directories to keep synced. Sounds like their 'Backup & Sync' service is more like the dropbox approach.
When I got my chromebook it took a while for it to sink in (or 'sync-in') that there didn't need to be a local copy - the CrBk loads it files from the cloud. And I was sitting on ~2GB of Dropbox data repeated across 5-6 devices. Seems wasteful by comparison... Gdrive is just one location with all the data really and truly 'in the cloud'.5w
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