Considering options on personal cloud storage needs.
I’m currently in need of somewhere in between 2-500 GB of storage (need to move away from Flickr + consolidate smaller free cloud services into one). I guess it might grow beyond 500 GB in a year or three …
I could use my own NextCloud, or NextCloud or StorageBox from Hetzner, but I could also go with pCloud or Sync.com or something similar. Not sure if this is the right forum, but I guess you guys might have useful suggestions and interesting opinions.
The benefit of using NC or pCloud/Sync.com, would be the mobile apps for auto-uploading photos from cell phones etc. (And sync clients for laptop/desktops.) And it makes sense for me to not mix my personal files into services/disk space I’m using for clients on different VPS’es and shared webhosts.
I have over 500GB of files in Onedrive.
Here’s how I deal with it. My office desktop syncs every bit (Where I have several TBs of available storage anyway), my desktop only syncs what I need. Which is whatever I’m working on at the moment.
Onedrive did add some neat feature, which is that you’ll see the file in your computer but it’s not really there, it only downloads the file if you decide to use it. And it works pretty darn well, for instance the other day I wanted to upload a file to a vps, I only noticed it was not in the desktop when I dragged it to the ftp window (filezilla) and a notice came up that it was being downloaded, then it was immediately uploaded via filezilla without me having to do anything.
pCloud and Sync also has selective sync. Google Photos are nice, but free version compresses every image >16 MB, IIRC. Still very nice. Was kinda thinking I would keep all photos both in Google Photos’ free version and also backed up in full resolution somewhere