Backup Service(s)

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Backup Service(s)

Post by StephenJondrew » Wed May 17, 2017 9:17 am

I'm placing this here because I THINK it has the potential to be more service discussion than process, but go ahead and talk both. How do you backup your podcast and/or important files?

For me personally I use a combination of local network backup, OneDrive backup and external offline backup. Staying mostly on podcast topic - I keep a running folder on my computer of all of my complete podcast files (audio and video), which gets uploaded to OneDrive, as well as periodically backed up to an external drive. I do retain my working files as well (such as original audio tracks, video record, project files, etc). I do work in FLAC though, so that makes the ongoing storage minimized to a degree.
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Post by yakko » Wed May 17, 2017 10:24 pm

I had a crashplan account at one time that I should revive at some point. It is a great backup service. We use Google Drive to store our files and every month or so I'll take all but the last couple episode folders and move them to an external drive. We do need to think about another off-site backup though. I've been thinking about maybe getting a couple drives to duplicate my existing backups then shipping them to the other hosts. Then we can all copy the new files from there.

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Re: Backup Service(s)

Post by StephenJondrew » Sun May 21, 2017 9:02 am

I've used crash plan before too and keep thinking to myself that I really should get it going again too. I was always impressed with how well it worked.
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Backup Service(s)

Post by PlanetTwylo » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:34 pm

A word of caution for Mac users concerning OneDrive. OneDrive is firmly rooted in the Windows architecture. Microsoft has not seen fit to truly accommodate Mac users. Consequently, files names that are perfectly fine and legal under MacOS (OS X) can be incompatible with the Windows files system, and therefor incompatible with OneDrive. If you are not aware and careful in how you name your files, you could end up with files which will not replicate to your OneDrive cloud folder, leaving you without the backup/safety copy you thought you had.


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Re: Backup Service(s)

Post by StargatePioneer » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:43 pm

PlanetTwylo wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:34 pm
A word of caution for Mac users concerning OneDrive. OneDrive is firmly rooted in the Windows architecture. Microsoft has not seen fit to truly accommodate Mac users. Consequently, files names that are perfectly fine and legal under MacOS (OS X) can be incompatible with the Windows files system, and therefor incompatible with OneDrive. If you are not aware and careful in how you name your files, you could end up with files which will not replicate to your OneDrive cloud folder, leaving you without the backup/safety copy you thought you had.


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Interesting. Not being a MAc user I have not encountered this issue before. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Backup Service(s)

Post by PlanetTwylo » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:07 am

Yeah, it kinda sucks. Save for that issue, OneDrive would be a good alternative to services like Dropbox, particularly since, for the same price as Dropbox, you also get Office 365.
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