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CarolineH



Joined: 29 Sep 2011
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Location: Nr Dinan, Brittany, France

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:29 am    Post subject: Clouds Reply with quote

Can I have recommendations for cloud use, please. Primarily between my desktop and laptop, but possibly for my android devices, too?

What is the most efficient and easiest to use. I have, for many years, been using Carbonite to do automated online backups, can I replace this with a cheaper (or free) cloud solution?

Many thanks
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RichardHenshall



Joined: 05 Sep 2009
Posts: 409
Location: Luz, Algarve

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've found Dropbox to be useful though the amount of free space is limited. However there is extra free space to be earned (by both parties) by referring friends (such as by following the link above).

At present I restrict my use to my essential files only that I need to be able to access anywhere.
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Jenster



Joined: 08 Mar 2016
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Location: Cornwall

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for Dropbox, fairly easy to use and free for limited use. For my less frequently used/ less important files I back up on a good old fashioned memory stick.
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Joanna



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
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Location: Chester, North West England & Sidmouth, East Devon

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for Dropbox. I pay an annual sub to make sure I have enough space for everything, primarily my photos. I'm paranoid about losing them so I have them backed up on USB drives and on Dropbox.

OH and my siblings also have access to my Dropbox pictures folder so they access any photos relevant to them.
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ianh100



Joined: 10 Jan 2013
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Location: Sherborne Dorset

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say that for photos Google Photos is good as an additional back up (Free at good resolution but you have to pay for super high res). They do some fantastic image recognition and if you trick it into thinking you are in the US you can tag faces to names. It makes it so easy as I can just type items and names like Ian and Lobster and it shows all of the pictures of me with a lobster. Smile
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Essar



Joined: 12 Jun 2011
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Location: Bournemouth

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ianh100 wrote:
It makes it so easy as I can just type items and names like Ian and Lobster and it shows all of the pictures of me with a lobster. Smile


Sad really, comes from living in rural Dorset I expect! Laughing
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