Do you pay for Cloud storage?
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November 29, 2017 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm #1415616
If you do, then who’s your recommended subscription-based cloud storage provider for keeping one’s personal and private records?
Thank you ☺November 29, 2017 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #1415664WolfishMusingsParticipant
Yes, I do. Pictures take up a lot of space.
I’m using Dropbox.
The WolfNovember 29, 2017 9:01 pm at 9:01 pm #1415679JosephParticipant
If hackers breach your cloud provider and steal the data of millions of customers, something that’s likely to occur at some point, you might find your life history freely available on the internet.November 29, 2017 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm #1415696
Joseph: How do you backup your computer?
What do you do when you need to access your digital files away from home?
Will today’s technology be accessible in 10 years from now?
…. I am asking you questions… I think that your statement about security is valid… so I’m weighing the options while taking into consideration the pros and cons… thank you 😊November 29, 2017 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm #1415697
Thank you Wolf ☺
Would you use Dropbox to store your private and vital records and/or family documents?November 29, 2017 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm #1415723WolfishMusingsParticipant
Would you use Dropbox to store your private and vital records and/or family documents?
I probably wouldn’t put a scan of my driver’s license and social security card on there, but for stuff that’s not super-secret sensitive, probably.
I do have some genealogical stuff in my cloud account, but it’s the type of stuff (pictures, scans of census pages, etc.) that would likely be publicly available to anyone who searched hard enough anyway.
The WolfNovember 29, 2017 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm #1415745JosephParticipant
LB: You could backup your data to a physical drive either at the same location as your computer or to a drive you physically place at an off-site location (that’s backed up via the internet, much as you’d do with a cloud backup service.)
In either event, you could leave your backup drive (or your computer with the original data) connected to the internet and available to access remotely.
The tech should be fine in 10 years.November 30, 2017 6:08 am at 6:08 am #1415760DovidBTParticipant
If you do put sensitive information on a public server, it should be encrypted with a strong passphrase. I.e., encrypt the data before uploading it to the server, decrypt it after downloading it from the server.November 30, 2017 6:08 am at 6:08 am #1415803iacisrmmaParticipant
Use an encryption program such as BestCrypt on sensitive files.November 30, 2017 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #1416334SadigurarebbeParticipant
I do not. I use gdrive and use google photos to back up my pics and vids. BH google doesnt count them in the memory allocation count.November 30, 2017 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #1416401DovidBTParticipant
Use an encryption program such as BestCrypt on sensitive files.
There are also free software alternatives that provide top quality encryption, such as GnuPG and VeraCrypt.
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