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Google Drive Users reporting lost data?

Discussion in 'All Internet & Web Performance News' started by eva2000, Nov 28, 2023.

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  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    First I've heard of this https://www.techspot.com/news/100976-google-drive-users-report-losing-files-last-few.html. Anyone experienced this?

     
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    I recently moved from GDrive to PCloud for my backups (because...google) so luckily I didn't.
     
  3. buik

    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

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    And that is exactly why you should not use sync tools like Google Drive, OneDrive etc as backup.
    With the main objective data protection.

     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Interesting. I use to use SyncBackPro to set custom rules for folders to sync to backup locations - mainly to sync data between 2 laptops https://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/sbpro.html. At one time I did sync Google Drive to local storage but stopped as my local storage disk space was running out heh. Will have to look at this again.

    SynbackPro currently has 20% off Black Friday deal too https://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/compare.html
    Yeah it can be dangerous even if you accidentally delete a file, it will be deleted in cloud too.
     
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    buik “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

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    That just depends on which 'cloud' service you use. OneDrive, for example, has a feature for this. And depending on your subscription. Deleted files are kept for 30 to 93 days.
     
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    For my laptop backups - cloud storage - I use dropbox AND I use my own Synology Server at home so have 2 backups - Thereby I have and am in control of on set of my own backups - Synology is a 12 bay NAS on synologys own raid (like raid 6) each drive being 4TB and one of the 12 is a hot swop, done this for many many years now as dont entirely trust outsourcing my backups to a third party.....
     
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