Encrypted cloud backup solution that doesn't need a local folder on the PC?
Thread poster: Artem Vakhitov

Artem Vakhitov  Identity Verified
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Dec 17, 2016

Is there an encrypted cloud backup solution that doesn't need a local folder on the PC the way Dropbox and Google Disk do and can just track specific files and folders wherever they are?

What I want to achieve is to minimize the amount of data that are backed up in this way.

[Edited at 2016-12-17 17:17 GMT]


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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Most cloud backup solutions require a local folder Dec 17, 2016

I use Dropbox, Amazon Cloud, Apple's iCloud and Google Drive (not to mention Microsoft's OneDrive on my iPhone). They all require a local folder on your PC.

Now, these solutions are meant for a few gigabytes (the free versions, that is) of data, not the entire computer hard drive.

The last phrase seems to indicate you want to track specific files and folders. Well, you can't track them unless you synchronize them across one or more computers and the cloud (i.e. Internet). Other than that, you'd need to specify what scenario you want to achieve.


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Darius Sciuka  Identity Verified
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Crashplan Dec 17, 2016

Crashplan, for instance, has the features you need. You can specify files/folders to backup, and they are regularly synchronized with the cloud storage. You can group your backups in sets and specify different synchronization interval for each set. It is designed specifically as a backup solution so it is not good for sharing your images/files or viewing them online.

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Artem Vakhitov  Identity Verified
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Crashplan looks like something worth considering Dec 17, 2016

Darius Sciuka wrote:

Crashplan, for instance, has the features you need. You can specify files/folders to backup, and they are regularly synchronized with the cloud storage. You can group your backups in sets and specify different synchronization interval for each set. It is designed specifically as a backup solution so it is not good for sharing your images/files or viewing them online.


Thank you Darius, Crashplan looks like something worth considering in my case. For file sharing etc., there are indeed plenty of alternatives including the ones Mario listed.


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