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Old 07-07-2019, 06:11 PM
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Are any of you using Amazon Prime to back up your photos and files? Actually now I'm not sure if it's just for photos or if you can include files.

Just trying to consider my options for online backup and since I have Prime already... it might be a good option.
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:55 PM
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It's unlimited for photos, but there is a limit for files and videos.
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:21 PM
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Oh I didn't know that about prime. I do use google photos and love that!
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:34 PM
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I use Amazon Photos, Google Photos and Shutterfly (overkill I know but I just can't stand to think I could lose all of my photos)
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I use it. You have to pay a premium if you exceed a certain amount of storage for videos, but it's still super inexpensive ($1/month). The only issue I have is when I upload large TIFFs, it takes forever (probably because each one of my pages is the size of a kit, lol).
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:59 PM
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I use it. You have to pay a premium if you exceed a certain amount of storage for videos, but it's still super inexpensive ($1/month). The only issue I have is when I upload large TIFFs, it takes forever (probably because each one of my pages is the size of a kit, lol).
SeattleSheri, I never thought of saving my layouts to Amazon Photos -- you do this the same way you save photos?
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:56 PM
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SeattleSheri, I never thought of saving my layouts to Amazon Photos -- you do this the same way you save photos?
I do! I upload both the jpg and the TIFF. I'm too lazy to do all of my kits, but they upload too.
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:42 AM
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I have Backblaze, and use Google Photos. We are Prime members. Maybe I should look into that, too!
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Old 07-08-2019, 01:39 AM
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I use Dropbox, Google Photos, Amazon Photo, & Backblaze. Also paid for iCloud storage.
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:41 AM
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I don't have Amazon Prime, but I use Google Photos & Carbonite.

I recently had to pay my subsription to Carbonite, and I'm thinking that if my photos are on an EHD & backed up to Google Photos, and my files are backed up to Google Drive, is it really worth $110 a year to store my kits? I think that a backup EHD seems like a better investment than Carbonite. What do y'all think?
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:36 AM
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I use EHD, SmugMug and Crashplan. I have Prime; I need to look into that!
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:14 AM
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I use Amazon Photos, Google Photos and Shutterfly (overkill I know but I just can't stand to think I could lose all of my photos)
Not overkill. I lost all of my photos on Winkflash when they changed owners. Luckily it wasn't ALL of my photos, and they may be burned to a CD somewhere, but it was a very upsetting experience. I read one heartbreaking story from another one of their customers where they had lost all of the photos of her husband with their kids and her husband had since passed. In my opinion, it pays to choose multiple back ups, including printing some hard copies.
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:21 AM
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I love my Amazon Prime photo storage. I have the app on my phone and it automatically uploads my photos from my phone.
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Old 07-08-2019, 05:33 PM
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Alright!! I’m convinced! The only thing now is I probably have to be a Prime member for the rest of my life to keep my files lol
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Oh my goodness! So happy I found this thread! I had heard about Prime having unlimited photo storage! (We just started Prime in January) Just checked it out, and now my phone and desktop and backing pics up!! Thank you!!! Thank you!! Thank you!!!!!!!!
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I haven't investigated a lot of my prime benefits ... including photo storage. Currently I back up to two EHDs and Smugmug. I worry about free sites (seen too many of them disappear) and Google is just not who I want to give access to all my stuff to, so I choose to pay for Smugmug. They've been good stewards of my stuff for close to ten years and I've seen them actually host failed free sites for a time JUST to help people retrieve their photos before the failures. I update my externals periodically and replace them every once in a while (I'm afraid they will die from underuse lol).
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I use Amazon Photos, Google Photos and Shutterfly (overkill I know but I just can't stand to think I could lose all of my photos)
No such thing as overkill when it comes to protecting your photos, in my opinion. I paid around $1300 to recover photos about 15 years ago. Never ever gonna go through that pain again
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:58 PM
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I store LOs and jpegs at smugmug but have amazon prime (for Canada) and haven't really looked into the photo storage there. I should since I pay for Prime anyway. I store photos on 2 EHDs since losing 1000s a few yrs ago. Not going to let that happen again.
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