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End of Life of Dreamhost Personal Backup

Got an email from Dreamhost this morning. It announced that Dreamhost Personal Backup is retired. The last day of access of the data on my backup account is 2015-7-24.

I was using Dreamhost Personal Backup to backup my website database and sites periodically.  The free capacity is 50GB. It was a wonderful place to do the backup with ftp protocol.

Let us look at the email from DreamHost.

 

We’re writing to tell you that the Personal Backup feature you’ve been using has become too dated to be sustainable, and is being retired. Please note that starting 2015-07-24 Personal Backup will be turned off permanently. If you decide you don’t want to keep your data, no action is necessary.

If you would like to preserve your data, you should download it before 2015-07-24. Instructions for how to do so are available here.

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Cloud Storage or Online Archiving places

I am thinking about put my digital pictures archives in cloud. It will be my second backup for these digital life records. The first backup is on my NAS at home. The original one is on my Desktop.

I need a remote backup, just in case. My previous solution is to burn these files into small DVD-Rs, which is 1.4GB capacity. I put them into safe box in TD Bank. The photos are back to 2001. I took by my first digital camera, Finepix2400.

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It is old way. now it is time to move them to online archiving or cloud storage.

There are so many options right now. I am only consider the free storage.

Dropbox has 2GB free storage.

Microsoft OneDrive has 7GB free storage

Google Drive has 15GB free storage

Box has 10GB free storage

 

For me, I have more than above default new user limits. Because I refer some new user to them or I am a loyalty user.

Dropbox, I have 16GB

Microsoft OneDrive, I have 25GB

Google Drive, I have 15GB

Box.net, I have 50GB

 

So, my decision is to put my photo archives in Box.net. 50GB is enough for now.

 

 

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