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NAS vs Public Cloud vs External Drive

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Hey friends.


I hear more than once or twice from people here in the forums and from people close to me,

Sentences like: "Yes, I have everything backed up directly to the cloud" or "I have an external disk, I back up everything to it"

And all kinds of sentences like that that are mostly logical in terms of concept but incorrect on a technical level.


Synchronizing information to the cloud is not a backup. For the simple reason that accidentally deleting files on the computer or phone will also be deleted in the cloud. The operation on the device, even if done by mistake, will actually be performed in the cloud as well.

(In most cases there is a recovery option through a recycle bin but it cannot be trusted and technically it is not considered a backup)

Copying information to an external disk - this too is not considered a backup. Although it is a copy of the information in a "safe" place, it is a manual operation, on unreliable media and if the external disk is broken or lost or damaged - the information is lost.


I created a video that compares the different options on my YouTube channel.

I would of course be happy if you would SUBSCRIBE

But most importantly I had to explain about the differences, pros and cons of each media and so on

I of course use NAS, I think this is the safest choice for several reasons


Video link: (in English)

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