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Cloud Backups

A few years ago I upgraded my Virgin broadband to a more expensive pricing tier to take advantage of free unlimited cloud backups. I keep 3 copies of my NAS box on a PC and then back the latest copy up to their cloud service, when it works.

I've just had an email from them saying the service is stopping in May but they have a replacement solution which they will charge me an extra 13.99 a month to back up my 180Gb of data.

Does anybody gave any reccomendations for a good cloud backup solution?
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Not consumer level, but I will say if you are paranoid about privacy make sure whoever you use is in the UK, if you offshore cloud backup the data sovereignty rights may be different and you might find the nation where your data is hosted crawling your data for data mining or more nefarious purposes.

Some goverments ARE that paranoid...

This is a uk based company who profess to keep your data in the UK.

https://www.squirrelsave.co.uk

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Not consumer level, but I will say if you are paranoid about privacy make sure whoever you use is in the UK, if you offshore cloud backup the data sovereignty rights may be different and you might find the nation where your data is hosted crawling your data for data mining or more nefarious purposes.

Some goverments ARE that paranoid...

This is a uk based company who profess to keep your data in the UK.

https://www.squirrelsave.co.uk
Thanks. I've been looking at a couple which integrate with my NAS box. Symform which appears to be a crowd funding kind of service where the data could quite literally be anywhere in the world and Amazon Glacier which looks to be a backup solution rather than cloud storage and is business orientated.

I've come across Cloud storage like Dropbox where I've heard they own your data and they read it so that they can target junk mail at you. I have a number of such free accounts, but don't really use them.
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