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Gozogozo Sun 14-Dec-14 21:35:03

Hi I have posted elsewhere asking for data safe recommendations, as I had my PC & backup drive fail very quickly. I now use a backup drive and cloud backup but still want to keep a backup in a safe elsewhere.

Can anyone recommend such a safe? TIA

NetworkGuy Sun 14-Dec-14 22:08:57

Have you no relatives or friends who could hold onto a backup for you? I'm guessing you want to use a safe as a form of protection from fire?

Also, Amazon Glacier as a tertiary backup might be worth considering - costs relatively peanuts, only used to 'retrieve' from if all else fails. (I think my calculation was a charge of 8 quid for a year holding 100 GB of backup data.)

niceguy2 Wed 17-Dec-14 12:26:00

I just encrypt my drive and sling it in the wife's car. That way half the day it's at her place of work so even if the house is on fire I still have backups.

I used to use Crashplan but to be honest it's too slow if you have a lot of data to store.

Lastly if you have a lot of photos and are an Amazon prime member then they're now offering prime members unlimited space for photos (including raw files)

Gozogozo Wed 17-Dec-14 13:42:55

Thank you both, very helpful, especially as it is photos, so valuable to me and my family only.

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