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Can you recommend a photo storage solution

by shortjma / January 15, 2015 12:28 AM PST

Can you suggest a cloud storage vendor?
I need a cloud storage service to store thousands of family photos. I prefer a solution that lets me store documents and other file types besides just photos but will settle for just photos if necessary. I have read a lot of articles and reviews comparing cloud storage solutions and I have tried two services already (Just Cloud and Carbonite) but they were disappointing. Just Cloud advertised unlimited storage but uses a proprietary "dynamic limit" formula to limit your back up. When they accidentally created a bug (while trying to patch something else) that deleted 80% of my photos and could not retrieve the files they accidentally deleted, I canceled my subscription. Next I subscribed to Carbonite (which was highly recommended in on line reviews). I just found out that Carbonite requires you to keep a local copy of the files you have backed up on the device from which you backed the files up. Delete files from your local drive and Carbonite freezes your backup tor 30 days then deletes the files from your backup. Ergo, Carbonite isn't a storage solution at all but file synchronization software. Along with this comes the fact that practically speaking their "unlimited" storage option is limited by the size of your local hard drive.
My ideal cloud storage solution would meet the following criteria:
- Would not require me to keep a local copy of a backed up file to keep the file stored in my space on their server.
- Allows me to access my files from any device via the internet
- Allows me to download my files to any device via the internet
- Offers 1TB or more of storage space (whether under a truly unlimited plan option or by including a 1TB option in their offerings)
- Has a local app includes a basic search functions (seach of stored files by file type, name, date, for example)

As you can see, I just want to store files remotely with the expectation that I can access them anytime, anywhere via the internet, any file I back up stays stored remotely until I delete it for as long as I subscribe to the service.
Can you recommend a remote storage solution that meets my needs? Thank you for your help.

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As noted in your other post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 15, 2015 12:49 AM PST

A recipe for disaster, pain, loss and more.

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lynx photo managment
by cmv1982 / February 25, 2015 8:30 PM PST

My company just started using Lynx and its perfect and so simple to learn to use.
It was software targeted at construction firms and a lot of police agencies use it as well because of the security features built in. It works with standard sql database and they will train you and anyone else who needs to use the system for no extra charge. Also the data base is on your server or nas, not hosted on their servers. (i think they have that option if you want or need it but for me, i want my all important photos on my server that i give permission to who gets to see what and when, i don't like depending on or having important data of any kind on a 3rd party server who no matter how you slice it has control over it.) . Very simple and and easy to use. I do not work for them or receive any money from them in any way, Check out their website and watch the videos, see if it fits your needs. If it does tell them christian from morgnerco recommended it to you, that way you will get Bob, hes the guy there you want to talk to. Here is a link to their web page. Everything you describe this software does and im still amazed at how easy and intuitive it is. it requires almost no training at all. Once again i dont work for them im just a very satisfied customer.

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Try this one
by WebOutGateway / August 31, 2015 7:29 PM PDT

I suggest to use Google Photos

Google Photos will offer you cloud storage for free. Google offers users unlimited storage of both videos and photos without any cost. The photos can only be 16MP and the resolution of the videos should be below 1080p. The new Google Photos is available for free for web, Android, and iOS.

Enjoy Happy

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