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Enhancing your computing experience

Oscar
Total posts: 1323

Thanks Matt. That looks pretty good but it confirms the problem I've accidentally run into. I don't have an actual website that I need to run so I was just using my webspace as a file archive site. With the advent of half-decent image hosts like imgur and archive sites like dropbox I don't even really need it for that anymore.

So I was thinking I'd put it to use as a remote backup dump since it supported rsync. Come to find out despite all these webhosts supporting rsync and claiming "unlimited" storage space their ToS state you will not use it as a backup/file server. For that you have to go with a service specifically designed for backups like ElephantDrive.

I may just shut the whole thing down and go with Symform which gives you free cloud storage space when you donate your unused disk space to their cloud.

mwinter
Total posts: 4178

Dreamhost has unlimited hosting for websites but they also have a separate 50GB backup-only storage area included with hosting plan. Rsync supported :) I really should set mine up for important things... oh well nothing like catestrophic data loss to light the fire under my ass.

Oscar
Total posts: 1323

Yeah but their Acceptable Use Policy says the storage is for data directly related to your website not for personal backups. The 50GB backup storage means only 50GB of the unlimited storage is backed up by them. You could probably get away with doing it as long as you're not uploading many gigs/day or week consistently but I don't really want to risk surprise cancellation or fees...

mwinter
Total posts: 4178

Your understanding of the backups is incorrect. I have a completely separate server & account that is specifically for personal backups and I can put anything up there.

Oscar
Total posts: 1323

Oh I stand corrected. Still won't work for me seeing as my photos directory is 75GB by itself...

acelxix
Total posts: 2242

Now the question becomes:  do you really need 75 GB of photos?  Haha ;)

Oscar
Total posts: 1323

I blame my wife DSLR and 2 years of her 1+ picture/day blog.

mwinter
Total posts: 4178

Soon instead of typing "mkao" I'll be able to simply imagine Natalie Portman covered in hot grits to sign in to facebook.

Drew
Total posts: 4776

but that's my password

Drew
Total posts: 4776
win 10 free at first but maybe not later?? why is MS so bad at letting you know what you're getting with their products