For the same price point, honestly there’s no other service that offers storage and doesn’t delete files on inactivity but it’s slow to the point that it’s almost unusable.
On a 1Gbps connection, the max I got was 20-30Mbps upload speed on 1ficher
In my opinion 1Fichier is one of the best backup solutions out there. It may not be fast with constant gigabit connection in bandwidth, but it’s definitely good and cheap, especially with special offers like this.
The main issue people notice is those 60 days on cold storage, after which files get deleted. Using some custom scripts with their API and some wget/curl, just “touch” the files by starting a download once a month, and that will refresh the files in cold storage. Please note that if you have many files, those will still appear in cold storage, but will not be deleted in 60 days because you “touch” them with a download (I consider this as a bug on their side). To achieve this “refresh” of files, simply use that bare-bone, dirt-cheap, low-end NAT vps you got on offer and it’s still idling somewhere.
Other people complain about FTP. Yes, you can only upload, but this is not actually designed to be abused as a hot redundant storage. 1Fichier is designed to either share files with other people, or use it as a short-term storage. If you would take weekly backups it’s just perfect, because you would constantly have 8 last backups, without even touching or downloading any of the archives in 60 days. In my opinion 1Fichier uses FTP like this to stop abuse on their network and storage, while allowing professionals/sysadmins to take advantage of their storage through APIs and more advanced scripting.
Even though I can’t really define what 1Fichier is, I do like it, and I hope they will continue to evolve and provide services like this as long as possible.
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