Michael FarrSolutions Architect

What is the best personal file archiving tool for the cloud?

It is too expensive to put all my files on the cloud (6TB all up), but it is too difficult to figure out which of my many files need to go on the cloud and which ones need an extra layer of encryption (1 in 50 of them) and which ones I am OK to just leave on local NAS. I need something to sort through the files, strip out duplicates and push the important ones to one of my cloud storage locations. Ideally, it will let me decide which files to encrypt and will interoperate with google drive, onedrive, dropbop and backblaze (b2).
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    Unlimited data backup for your Mac or PC for just $5/month

    Lachlan CampbellNYU ‘23—Hack Club/Design+JS—they/them 🌈 · Written
    Unlimited for a flat rate is the best, and backs up connected drives as well. Plus you can get a drive shipped to you with your data in an emergency.
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    Dirt Cheap Backup

    Samujjal PurkayasthaProduct Manager at Google · Written
    Checkout Arq. It dedups and then backs up your data easily and transparently across the multiple cloud storage services that you mention. It has been the most reliable and easy to use cross client and server service for the couple of years I have been using them. Apart from the services you mention, you can also use Amazon Glacier or Google Nearline, for files that you may not require updating or viewing too often at much cheaper rates.
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    Zero Knowledge store, sync and share

    Kevin SuttleSenior Software Engineer at @Webflow · Written
    Only you have access. Ever.
  4. Ben Razuseful web apps lover · Written
    i dont really used it much but it consisted both "cold storage" and "hot storage". as well as simple and easy to use UI
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  5. Jay DelgatoNegative. I am a meat popsicle. · Written
    Duplicati is a free, open-source backup solution that does block-based deduplication. Fully supports end-to-end encrypted backups. Basically, like Arq but free. The trick is this-- you take your backups to a Google Drive with unlimited storage. You can get that for $10/month by signing up for G Suite for Business. And then you have all your backups in the cloud, in storage you control, fully encrypted, _and_ you have unlimited Google storage for pictures, movies, documents, whatever too.
  6. Ryan Patrick Donnelly IIowner, The Donnelly Group · Written
    the best even tho cost is up there
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