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Old 09-04-2015, 02:20 PM   #1
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I've been writing a book for about 2 weeks on my Chromebook computer that I've used for about the last 3 years.

My book was stored in the Google Cloud. I tried to down load it about 5 days ago. When I tried to download the file, it would produce an error message 'reload'.

After a day of trying I contacted Google. The first tier response could not fix the problem via a remote connection to my computer. After a day of trying the problem was moved to the second tier at Google.

I assumed there was a Google backup. I told them I was happy to get any backup and after 3 days received a file, all 14,000 words I've written. Apparently they even have the ability to retrieve deleted files.

Feeling better today. Back to writing in the morning.

I'm breathing easier and now using a flash drive as back up.
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Old 09-04-2015, 02:41 PM   #2
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I must be paranoid, because I don't trust the cloud.
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Old 09-04-2015, 02:56 PM   #3
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I really like my Chromebook. It backs up everything on the cloud, I have unlimited photo storage and all the operating system updates are free. No need to buy a new version of chrome like windows, it's updated free. I've also lost files and had files get corrupted using windows, and they could never be recovered. Not even using special recovery software. I also like that the anti-virus and the office is included at no extra cost. Most of the chrome apps are free or sell for a low price. Everything also transfers over to my Nexus phone and tablet.

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Old 09-04-2015, 03:16 PM   #4
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I do like having the cloud but I don't trust Google. At all. I prefer Backblaze.

https://www.backblaze.com/
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I do like having the cloud but I don't trust Google. At all. I prefer Backblaze.

https://www.backblaze.com/
I'd place more confidence that Google will be around in years to come than backblaze ( a site I've never heard of ). And, that's the problem with entrusting your photos etc. to the cloud.
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:45 PM   #6
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Marky,

I love my Chromebook for all its strengths. The price is great and the concepts better. They did retrieve the file and can even retrieve deleted files. My only complaint is the lack of app compatibility between the chromebook and android phones.

I admit I would have lost my mind if they had not retrieved the file. Hard to beat the Chromebook for $150-170.

I looked at backblaze.com, it's $50 a year.
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I'd place more confidence that Google will be around in years to come than backblaze ( a site I've never heard of ). And, that's the problem with entrusting your photos etc. to the cloud.
The issue for me isn't whether they are around or not down the road. I use the cloud for second generation back-ups of my local files. If my cloud storage company disappears, I find another one. The chances of that happening the moment you need a 2nd gen back-up are slim.

But I'm finding Google to be less user-friendly and more intrusive in recent years. I don't trust them with my files or personal data. If you start reading some of their EULAs, you wouldn't either. The problem is, nobody reads them.

Just my opinion. Your mileage may vary.
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I looked at backblaze.com, it's $50 a year.
True, but for unlimited storage space along with support for external drives. I have about 6TB of local data so unlimited space is essential. Most of the other cloud back-up services either charge a premium for more than 10GB of space, or don't offer as much as I need at any price. Of course, not everyone needs that much data backed up but if you do, Backblaze is a good deal.
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:44 PM   #9
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I use multiple back up strategies. First is an external hard drive. Next is dropbox.com, a free automatic cloud service. And about once a week I email copies of vital docs to myself at my gmail account. Then there are the thumb drives in my safe deposit box. Also there are two portable hard drives with 30,000 pictures and 150 gigs of music in the safe deposit box.

So, two or more copies at home, two in the cloud and one or more in the safe deposit box.

Should be ok, but still keep on top of security. Never needed any of my backups, but would nerer go unprotected.

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I'm not sure I trust any internet server to keep a backup, not that I have any reasonable reason for feeling that way. I like to have access to my back system. I had that while working with an in-house server and tape backup. As soon as I retired I bought home server and not it backs up all computers every night. I've had to restore a file or two, which was very easy to do. Now this doesn't do me much good while traveling. Anne has started writing books, on her second one now. The first one was done with note book and pen on paper. I think she'll be doing #2 on her laptop. While traveling I think I'll have her just use a thumb drive since they seem to be laying all over the place. Once back home the server will take care of it.
Also my internet access is very limited while traveling.
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You need an off-site backup. Having an extra server or small drives in your house ( where mine are ) won't help if it burns down.
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Generally we carry a set of USB Flashdrives, usually in the trailer. We used these when we had PCs. Now we both have Chromebooks. Since we're mostly homeless, on the road, we have no home system and haven't had a desktop in 20 years.

With our last event, I'll keep the book also on a flash drive.

I was impressed that I reached a google docs guy in less than 5 minutes. He was able to access the specific file when I gave him access to the specific file. He confirmed the problem and attempted to resolve it.

When he could not resolve the problem he moved it onto tier 2. When I had no immediate response from tier 2 I sent him a follow up email to tier 1 saying I'd be happy with a back up. Tier 2 responded 24 hours later with a backup.

That's impressive.

As to Google they are huge. I've come to realize there are no secrets. If it's not Google it's the government.

One impressive part of our Chromebook is battery life, initially 9 hours.
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Old 09-04-2015, 09:26 PM   #13
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Norm,

You might want to keep an extra flash drive in your Honda and maybe with a friend. RVs sometimes catch fire.

Also 14,000 words make a pretty small file to mail to your gmail account each day.

Maybe someday we will be able to ask Google or the NSA for all our data. They have our whole lives backed up. Bejing and Moscow too for that matter.


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I had my house burn up a few years ago. The house was so well sealed that the flames never got out. It kept smoldering for hours. When I opened the door the blast from letting in oxygen knocked me on the floor. The smoke alarms were all going off but the neighbors never called anyone. Fortunately my wife wanted to go out to dinner and then do some shopping. I had backup hard drives and backups in a safe, the safe was only good for 2 1/2 hours. Needless to say the the backups were all destroyed. I had taken pictures of our wedding pictures and our parents pictures so they would be backed up to the cloud. I also had my documents on PDFs backed up to the cloud. I might not have everything back but I still have our memories and our important documents.
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