Latest post Sun, Apr 2 2017 11:28 AM by Don. 2 replies.
Page 1 of 1 (3 items)
Sort Posts: Previous Next
  • Sun, Apr 2 2017 2:13 AM

    • Don
    • Not Ranked
    • Joined on Thu, May 24 2007
    • Columbia, MD
    • Posts 106
    • Points 1,330

    Cloud based backups. Is there a reasonable option?

    I'm curious if anyone using Shared storage solutions also uses a cloud based backup for all their media, projects, data, etc...

    The reason I ask is I'm being asked about this by non-video people who think it should be available with current technologies but I haven't seen anything that would be fast enough or more cost efficient than LTO or separate hard drive options.

    Currently we use LTO and Raid drives as back ups in addition to our shared storage.  I think a cloud based backup would take way too long to upload files to and if something happened would take way too long to download an average 2-5TB per project.  

    I'm curious what other production houses arare using to backup their media.  

     

    Thanks.

     

     

     

     

    iMac 3.5ghz i7 Core. 32GB Ram. MC 8.5.0 [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, Apr 2 2017 7:59 AM In reply to

    • TrevorA
    • Top 100 Contributor
    • Joined on Thu, Oct 13 2005
    • London
    • Posts 979
    • Points 11,140

    Re: Cloud based backups. Is there a reasonable option?

    Backblaze looking interesting- they'll send a hard drive if you need to restore. Chances are you'd use it as backup to local backup, initially at least, so there'd have to be a pretty big disaster to need it. Does depend in having a fast upload pipe too.

    I'm small potatoes but have script running on a regular schedule to update zip files in google drive folder for live avid/Adobe projects. Added advantage is that I can use it for remote project 'sharing'.

    Freelance - so all kinds of everything. Currently v8.6.5 on an iMac running OSX 10.11.3 (El Capitan) or v8.7.x on z420 running Win7Pro and Blackmagic UltraStudio... [view my complete system specs]

     

     

    Avid, Adobe, Resolve, Fusion, FCP7, FCPx, EVS, Tape, whatever.

    EVS IPEdit and IPDirector bespoke training.

    London editor.

     

  • Sun, Apr 2 2017 11:28 AM In reply to

    • Don
    • Not Ranked
    • Joined on Thu, May 24 2007
    • Columbia, MD
    • Posts 106
    • Points 1,330

    Re: Cloud based backups. Is there a reasonable option?

    The Google drive backup sounds interesting to me.  I use external local drives for backups of projects.  I've thought about using Dropbox as well but I hate how it takes over your system when you have it on you local drive.   

    I will check into Backblaze though, I doubt we have the pipes for it.  My internet connection is faster at home than where this client is.   Thanks for your input.  

    Don

     

     

    iMac 3.5ghz i7 Core. 32GB Ram. MC 8.5.0 [view my complete system specs]
Page 1 of 1 (3 items)

© Copyright 2011 Avid Technology, Inc.  Terms of Use |  Privacy Policy |  Site Map |  Find a Reseller