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How to Sync Destop into Amazon Cloud?!!!

skoopie 119 26 September 30, 2015 at 04:01 PM
Need help desperately! I want to back up my harddrive on the cloud and sync it so any changes to the hard drive files are moved to the cloud. I looked into Amazon Cloud Storage and Carbonite, both of which offer unlimited storage for $60/yr. I went with Amazon because you can share files via a link with others and most importantly Amazon doesn't have a limit to # of computers that can use one account. But I've now learned that Amazon Cloud does NOT offer built in sync function. Carbonite does but it's for one PC only so I can't back up my laptop as well. So my problem..

Amazon Cloud Drive's PC program does not allow you to sync the PC to the cloud. I used SyncBackFree to do this onto an external hard drive before I started this experiment, but how can I go about syncing my desktop's files onto Amazon cloud? I looked into odrive but that doesn't seem to help in my case. Unless my brain just isn't smart enough to figure it out correctly.

any suggestions?

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Why amazon cloud storage over something designed to do consumer file syncing like Dropbox, etc?

There are tools to do this with s3, but they're going to be more enterprise focused, which means complicated, not cheap, or both.

Edit: Oh, I see that amazon cloud drive is a consumer product. I guess they get away with their prices by making it hard to actually use? Smilie

Seems like a promising place to keep data if you can work around that though, so now I'm curious too.
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Quote from quotidian View Post :
Why amazon cloud storage over something designed to do consumer file syncing like Dropbox, etc?

There are tools to do this with s3, but they're going to be more enterprise focused, which means complicated, not cheap, or both.

Edit: Oh, I see that amazon cloud drive is a consumer product. I guess they get away with their prices by making it hard to actually use? Smilie

Seems like a promising place to keep data if you can work around that though, so now I'm curious too.
can't beat $60/yr for unlimited storage and unlimited PCs. All the others are much more expensive, less storage and limited to 1 pc.
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you can try a third party software solution such as Synology's CloudSync
https://www.synology.com/en-us/solution/filesync

http://www.macdrifter.com/2015/06...drive.html

I have never used anything like this, just did a quick google search.

hope this helps

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What do you want to sync specifically? An image of the PC, or just specific folders?
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you can try a third party software solution such as Synology's CloudSync
https://www.synology.com/en-us/solution/filesync

http://www.macdrifter.com/2015/06...drive.html

I have never used anything like this, just did a quick google search.

hope this helps

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What do you want to sync specifically? An image of the PC, or just specific folders?
synology cloudsync can only be used if you have a synology NAS. I'm trying to avoid the cost of a NAS and do this directly from a desktop to the amazon storage cloud.
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synology cloudsync can only be used if you have a synology NAS. I'm trying to avoid the cost of a NAS and do this directly from a desktop to the amazon storage cloud.

Gotcha, makes sense. Now thinking about it i remember that synology is only a NAS os/program.

I found this. Don't know much about it either. The simpleness of the website is a little scary but they say they offer amazon cloud sync, and they have logins from major cloud storage accounts.
https://www.odrive.com/m/
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For Amazon Cloud:
Goodsync, about $30
Arq about $40.
oDrive also, which is free. but I am not sure how to set it up.
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Regarding odrive... I think it has changed a lot. I agree it was difficult to set up before / was confusing, but I think it's better now.

Does anyone have any recent experience with Synology Cloud Sync with Amazon Cloud Drive (primarily as an on-premise backup of my stuff in the cloud--I know, sounds backwards, but I am that one paranoid guy) + using odrive as your main sync client?

Basically, I want to work primarily out of the cloud and just have my Synology around as a backup.
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Take a look at Duplicati http://www.duplicati.com/

Not sure why you would want public links to all your files that easily. That means they would be stored uncncrypted most likely.

Take a look at backblaze, it's cheaper for 1 pc, unlimited and is really designed as a backup program from the beginning. Increase it's thread count for faster backup.
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I use odrive to sync photos to Amazon cloud and it works great.
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Take a look at Duplicati http://www.duplicati.com/

Not sure why you would want public links to all your files that easily. That means they would be stored uncncrypted most likely.

Take a look at backblaze, it's cheaper for 1 pc, unlimited and is really designed as a backup program from the beginning. Increase it's thread count for faster backup.
FWIW, I've given up on duplicati. It's been in this state where the stable version isn't being developed actively and the current version isn't stable for far too long. I don't know of a great open source alternative for windows. I just use crashplan these days. I've also heard good things about backblaze.
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