1. James Auman's Avatar
    I'm curious on what people think are the best Microsoft-driven storage and backup strategies. Specifically...
    1. Is it better to store your documents/photos on your local hard-drive and sync them with OneDrive or is it better to actually store your documents/photos in OneDrive.
    2. What is the best way to backup those documents/photos? A local external hard-drive? Or another cloud service? If external hard-drive, is there a model that works best with Windows 10/OneDrive?

    Thanks!
    12-28-2015 12:06 PM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    IMO, you should always backup important documents to an external drive. Finding the "best" one will depend on the hardware you are using and your backup needs.

    And Microsoft does not see OneDrive as a backup solution, thus they are significantly reducing the amount of storage. OneDrive is best for syncing content across devices. If you really want to backup your files online, then you will have to settle for another company.
    Laura Knotek and James Auman like this.
    12-28-2015 12:51 PM
  3. P_Pdon's Avatar
    I found a problem with onedrive...usually i upload to onedrive through computer to get the images onto my phone, so i can upload to instagram, but they never get saved on the sd card. How do i get rid of onedrive using up all the storage and still be able to just keep the images on the sd card..its like onedrive makes a duplicate..
    12-28-2015 03:11 PM
  4. Ecm's Avatar
    IMHO, the best backup strategy is redundancy.

    I (and my wife/kids) store all our individual files, music and photos in OneDrive. With the Office 365 subscription, everyone has over 1 TB. On our mobile devices, we use the various OneDrive apps so that all camera photos back up to our OneDrives.

    We use the Win10 backup utility to back up those OneDrive folders and local settings, etc., to an external drive -- a NAS. All our "shared" files and family photos/videos are stored on the NAS. Then all files on the NAS back up to Crashplan.

    This may seem a little overboard to some, but I've seen too many friends and acquaintences lose important data. I rest better knowing that all of OneDrive, the NAS and the Crashplan servers would have to fail before we'd risk losing our documents and precious family memories.
    James Auman likes this.
    12-28-2015 05:24 PM

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