backup my 3 GB photos to the web?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mapotholik, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. Mapotholik

    Mapotholik OSNN Junior Addict

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    hi,

    i've about 3 GB of photos in my pc and i wanted to backup them to the web through free or not free service. what are the best ways to do that?

    thanks :)
     
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  2. sean.ferguson

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    Streamload - never used it myself however it looks like its exactly what you need. Only 100MB transfer per month though on the Free plan, however they do offer some premium plans with higher rates which may suit you better.
     
  3. Grandmaster

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    Taking into consideration that online services might not be very reliable, I think a better solution would be to go to a friend who has a DVD burner and get him to burn your photos for you.
     
  4. ElementalDragon

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    i kinda have to agree with Grandmaster. that..... and the fact that it'd probably take like 2-3 days to upload 3GB of files depending on your connection speed.
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Flickr is one of the most popular sites for hosting photos. You can upload 20MB for free monthly, or purchase a membership ($24.95/year) that gives you a 2GB monthly upload limit.
     
  6. sean.ferguson

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    Ok. I have gave a web solution as you asked, but to follow suit I agree that for 3GB of files web storage would be the greatest. You might as well just buy an external drive and back them up via firewire or USB2.0.
     
  7. kcnychief

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    I agree, if you are just trying to back them up another hard drive or removeable media is your best option.
     
  8. Mapotholik

    Mapotholik OSNN Junior Addict

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    thank you for all the answers. actually i've DVD burner and i'm backup the 3GB of photos regularly, and i also keep one copy of that DVD in somewhere else except my home.
    i just wanted to do it more quickly with online service rather then manual DVD backup.
     
  9. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I think an online service would take alot longer to backup. Your upload speed is always slower then your download. So uploading 3GB could easily take several hours.
     
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  10. _kC_

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    2 gmail accounts and gmail drive

    4gb + and totally free
     
  11. ElementalDragon

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    _kC_ yeah.... that MIGHT have worked...... had Gmail not had what..... a 4MB file limit? so he's have to upload like what.... close to 750,000 chunks of his 3GB of photo's?
     
  12. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I think a external hard drive is the way to go. It's reusable too.
     
  13. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    People need to read.

    He already said he backs his stuff up locally to DVD.

    He now wants an online solution. If he wants one, give him one. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Grandmaster

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    I vote for Flickr. It's owned by Yahoo now so it's not likely to just dissappear, and it's generally excellent.
     
  15. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Yep. Exactly.
     
  16. kcnychief

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    I have used Photobucket, and it works great :)
     
  17. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    but he also said he wanted it FASTER than using a DVD

    anything web will be MUCH slower... :laugh:

    EDIT: just like adm. mike already said:

     
  18. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I completely agree that uploading would be slower. I was referring to the continued suggestions of local backups when he already stated he was doing so. :)