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« on: September 21, 2017, 07:55:32 pm »

Until I find a better solution as I will have to prob order some external storage from AliExpress, are there any free online services that you use to host some of your downloads?  Any you can recommend?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 04:18:21 pm »

I tend not to use online storage services because of the government and law enforcement's ability to subpoena information from those providers. Instead, I have a few servers of my own setup. The two most commonly used ones are the one located in the basement at my parents' place, and the one located in the basement of the house that my trailer piggybacks off of (for power and network/internet) through underground wire that runs from the house 200 feet into the bush to the trailer. In both cases, they have external hard drives that are attached, which I can access over the network when I'm in the physical location, and soon, also over the internet securely. This way, if any information is sought after, I'll know about it because I'm in physical possession of all the hardware where the information is stored, but yet, it's easily accessible from the trailer, without the need for the bulky equipment in the trailer. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 07:40:47 pm »

I live in Israel where piracy for personal use is legal so i'm not to worried about that part...
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 09:04:06 pm »

I use micro-SD cards.
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2017, 07:31:57 pm »

I use micro-SD cards.
any idea of a good place online to get?  i had from ali express and they were junk
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 11:17:19 am »

https://mega.nz/

- 50 GB
- solid, been for years
- encryption (back up ur key)
- desktop client can stream to ur local media player from cloud
- mobile apps that are able to stream as well
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 03:26:16 am »

I prefer hosting eveything internally on my own backbone. Smiley

It's more expensive, but it's also a means to ensure that I am in complete possession of all the content.
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 09:31:14 am »

I wish I had more HDD! My total storage space is only 700GB!!! :arrrgh:
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 01:51:28 pm »

My laptop has the smallest of all my hard drives, coming in at a mere 500 GB...

From there, I have three different 5 TB drives in the basement of the house about 200 feet away from the trailer, all attached to the server that doubles as a file share host, allowing me to access all of the content through the single underground network line that links my trailer into the main network guts in the house. It's particularly handy because it leaves all the bulky equipment in the basement of the house, where it never gets seen on the most part, but still leaves it accessible to the laptop or the TV in the trailer through the network. Cool

I have two more locations where I have storage. One of them has two 2 TB drives, and the other has a 5 TB drive and a 1 TB drive. Smiley

All of my different networked locations are all accessible to one another through the internet. The slowest location in the series is here at the trailer where I am now, and that's largely because I only have oldshool pre-Y2K legacy COPPER based ADSL2 that I have to bond together with MLPPP to be able to get a reasonable speed. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 07:02:22 am »

If anyone interested - I'll take donations Cheesy And shipments from Amazon (or similar) Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2017, 12:02:45 pm »

i miss having a terrabyte storage
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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2017, 02:41:19 pm »

If anyone interested - I'll take donations Cheesy And shipments from Amazon (or similar) Smiley

As will I He He
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2017, 07:30:10 pm »

I put a 2Tb drive in a older laptop and use that as network attached storage. I also run a Plex server on it and love having my own Netflix like interface on the TV using a fire stick.

I'm working on collecting parts for a low power server (intel atom) with a ssd for the system drive and several drives using BTRFS for the media storage.

-TJ
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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2017, 06:18:27 pm »

I have two 2 TB external drives, I originally purchased two and named them Drive 1 and Drive 2,  I put all my movies on both drives so if one breaks I still have the back up.  Every few years I will replace one of the drives just to be safe.

I also have a 64G flash which has stuff taken from the 2 TB drives. once I am done watching those , I will replace the movies with other stuff from the big drives.

I do not like to store stuff online.
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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2017, 01:49:11 pm »

i rarely store stuff online, but it is more as a way to share stuff to other people, not to save for myself: mega.nz /google drive

i have currently 2 hard disks i keep my data archived on, and every 1 january i attach two other hard drives and do a yearly backup

it would have been cooler to just have 1 archive disk + 1 yearly back up disk... sadly at the moment i just can't

i figured out i do not need to save data that much, i need to carefully select what to keep...

in the past years i reduced alot the quantity of downloaded data... and i try to delete something when i can.

as i only have less than 50gb of porn i am kinda fine on that (still need to select alot of it, and delete most stuff)

the problem lies on videogames... i got more than 3tb of data, and i never played most of them ...

i had a compulsion about collecting them... my long term goal is to delete stuff i do not need, after i share it online maybe on a file locker
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2018, 06:31:40 pm »

For my collection I use

-MEGA.nz [50 gb - free]
-MediaFire (with AES Cript) [10 gb - free]
- External HDD 2 tb
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2018, 11:50:11 am »

Portable Hard Drive is what I use.
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2018, 04:59:32 pm »

Remote Solution - Local Driver
Windows, Mac, or Linux

Google drive is 1 TB for $11.99 USD a month, a RESTFul API tool can have your drive storage mounted as a network share instead of using the default Google Drive app, from which you can seedbox on.  I did that when I was homeless, just left a laptop lying around at a library.  Automount drive storage as drive X: or in /media/username/gdrive if you're linux, make seedbox run at boot and there you go.  Only drawback to this is for you have to have a HDD > then the size of your cloud storage + space for the OS because the only way to use gdrive is to mirror sync, unless you're using a RESTFul method that handles all this without eating hdd space.

Pros:

backed to cloud storage
easy
cheaper than full cloud
isp bandwidth - vpn and they don't care, bye DPI.

Cons:
you need the same amount of hdd space as the cloud due to mirror sync operations without RESTFul on windows
you have to leave physical hardware laying around with compromising data on it.
local hardware needs hardware maintenece

Remote Solution - Cloud and unmanaged cloud driver (droplet/unmanaged vps)

Back that with a droplet with centOS and deluge-web on it to make it fully remote and eliminate the laptop if you wish.  Mounting cloud storage as an fstab at remote server boot is a bit convoluted, though...  It will slow down any graceful server reboot because it has to handshake during fstab mount and authenticate with google.  There are also some boot order tweaks to ensure your network adapter goes up first so that it can auth with google to avoid the bootloop.  Go unmanaged cloud (NOT shared VPS) if you want access to init.rd, init.sh and a root shell (you'll need to it mod fstab and bootscripts).  They will give you RESTFul API solutions to hook up your server to GDrive without needing extra HDD space.  Since web providers pretty much allow this as an extra package I'd recommend it overall.  Most will preconfigure it at the click of a button.

Pros:

fully remote
easy management
no local data to incriminate you
web provider support for hardware issues
full RESTFul - no hdd mirror sync required

Cons:
you must know linux
you must have an apt knowledge of server admin
you must have an apt knowledge on how to keep said space secure
a bit of money to go fully remote.
hackers like cloud targets, this ties into the second and third point...keep it secure, it is remote and you are not there all the time to pull the plug.
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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2018, 08:22:30 am »

hmm perhaps i should UL this windows explorer type of app cloudairexplorer app. it can connect to heaps of cloud providers like mega google yandex etc and one can even connect multiple accounts (for same provider), sync between clouds and much more.
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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2018, 05:32:53 pm »

In a short term, if your video collection is small, you can rent a server (VPS), prices can be as low as 1 euro a month (Arubacloud runs VPS (20G hard drive, 1G SAM, 1T traffic) to more premium ones.
You then use an FTP software to link your computer to the server, creating a folder, and store the vids on there.  Though I must say it is quite a waste to use VPS as only an online storage.  One can use VPS to do a lot of things, for example, I live in China, and I use VPS to bypass network censorship and blocking. One also can set up and host one's blog on the VPS. And in torrent's case, set up an online 24/7 seeding machine on the VPS (like a mini seedbox).  Just one week after setting up the seedbox, my ratio on GT has rocketed quite a bit, and now I never have to worry about low ratio dilemma.
In the long run, you have to buy a hard disk. It is not that expensive. I mean I am from China, and if I can afford 2 2TB disks, someone from Israel surely can as well, being a country richer than China.
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