100 GB Free Cloud Storage 1 User & Lifetime Protection For Your External Drives & Data
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100 GB Free Cloud Storage 1 User & Lifetime Protection For Your External Drives & Data

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Found 25th Mar 2017
100 GB Free Cloud Storage 1 User & Lifetime Protection For Your External Drives & Data.

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Secure, automatic backup for all your data

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Save an extra copy of your backup locally thanks to our Tribrid technology.

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Intruiging, thanks.

I've grabbed an account just in case they're limited, but i'll look in to it first before i think about uploading anything.

#edit

pretty good review here ..

cloudwards.net/rev…lz/
Edited by: "HankHandsome" 25th Mar 2017
they use 256-aes encryption for your files apparently ..
I've been using Zoolz for several years now - Recently upgraded from a 100GB account to a paid for a lifetime subscription with 2TB for about £40.
Edited by: "happymanuk" 25th Mar 2017
Have just signed up and my data is backing up. So far so good. Heat added.
is anyone worried that "lifetime" can be anything from a month to years

do you back-up your back-ups on another "cloud" ?
Signed up, great as long as you understand it's not a cloud service like Dropbox or OneDrive (although that type of service can be bought as an optional extra) but an archival service.

Better to use something like Backblaze or Crashplan. They are established player and has been running for years. These smaller provider are not as reliable and as many are not profitable they might shut down without any notice which is bad if you are storing important Linux ISO.
jimbb

Better to use something like Backblaze or Crashplan. They are established … Better to use something like Backblaze or Crashplan. They are established player and has been running for years. These smaller provider are not as reliable and as many are not profitable they might shut down without any notice which is bad if you are storing important Linux ISO.



See Comment #4 :).
repouk

Signed up, great as long as you understand it's not a cloud service like … Signed up, great as long as you understand it's not a cloud service like Dropbox or OneDrive (although that type of service can be bought as an optional extra) but an archival service.:{



I might consider using it for my music collection in that case. I've already backed it up on my NAS and locally (as well as being on my iPhone) so maybe a 'cloud' solution won't be such a bad idea. Everything else i've got that needs backing up goes in to terabytes so wouldn't fit ..
happymanuk

I've been using Zoolz for several years now - Recently upgraded from a … I've been using Zoolz for several years now - Recently upgraded from a 100GB account to a paid for a lifetime subscription with 2TB for about £40.



​If I were you, I'll setup my own personal cloud as you pay quite high.

I recently setup wd cloud 4tb for around £100 (refurbished) and it gives me my own cloud. it is not difficult to setup and maintain. I also notice that the encryption that these providers keep mentioning are the transmission encryption. but on my cloud, admin access can access all account files without any encryption. not sure whether the business cloud differs but if they are the same then they will have access to your data.
Ever since bitcasa i will never trust a storage provider so easily again, after 2 years they transfered everything to a cheaper provider and 50% of my data got corrupted
fr3dy77_sp33d

​If I were you, I'll setup my own personal cloud as you pay quite high. I … ​If I were you, I'll setup my own personal cloud as you pay quite high. I recently setup wd cloud 4tb for around £100 (refurbished) and it gives me my own cloud. it is not difficult to setup and maintain. I also notice that the encryption that these providers keep mentioning are the transmission encryption. but on my cloud, admin access can access all account files without any encryption. not sure whether the business cloud differs but if they are the same then they will have access to your data.



​I did the same with a cheap 2tb. Not one I updated the firmware, there was no way to safely power down the unit! I only found out a few days before setting off to India, so I guess it's staying on for 5 months!
I went for the Canon irista promo on here for backing up my photos, but I've not used it yet. Worryingly, a lot of people who used the loophole to get 330gb free, had the extra storage removed
Don't bother, Ive tried zoolz before, tried to upload around 60gb from a Hard Drive, very buggy and slow, got to about 3 months and it still hadn't uploaded completely, as for could I recover my Data at a later date, didn't stick around to find out.

Stick with the well known ones, and pay for what you get, most freebies will be gone tomorrow or end in tears.
fr3dy77_sp33d

​If I were you, I'll setup my own personal cloud as you pay quite high. I … ​If I were you, I'll setup my own personal cloud as you pay quite high. I recently setup wd cloud 4tb for around £100 (refurbished) and it gives me my own cloud. it is not difficult to setup and maintain. I also notice that the encryption that these providers keep mentioning are the transmission encryption. but on my cloud, admin access can access all account files without any encryption. not sure whether the business cloud differs but if they are the same then they will have access to your data.


Given how many of those fail just out of warranty, you might want to back up your back up!
fr3dy77_sp33d

​If I were you, I'll setup my own personal cloud as you pay quite high. I … ​If I were you, I'll setup my own personal cloud as you pay quite high. I recently setup wd cloud 4tb for around £100 (refurbished) and it gives me my own cloud. it is not difficult to setup and maintain. I also notice that the encryption that these providers keep mentioning are the transmission encryption. but on my cloud, admin access can access all account files without any encryption. not sure whether the business cloud differs but if they are the same then they will have access to your data.



I see the word refurbished and shudder.
I used to use Zoolz and they were OK have not used them in a while, I think I will sign up to this and see how it fairs and if its OK will sign up for limetime deal.
Don't rely on this as your only backup, have an offsite backup on an external hard drive as well.

• Zoolz may go bust.
• your backup with the Zoolz backup software may become corrupt or not backup crucial files.
fr3dy77_sp33d

​If I were you, I'll setup my own personal cloud as you pay quite high. I … ​If I were you, I'll setup my own personal cloud as you pay quite high. I recently setup wd cloud 4tb for around £100 (refurbished) and it gives me my own cloud. it is not difficult to setup and maintain. I also notice that the encryption that these providers keep mentioning are the transmission encryption. but on my cloud, admin access can access all account files without any encryption. not sure whether the business cloud differs but if they are the same then they will have access to your data.



What about redundancy? You backup to something all located in one place?
Seems good so far (it's just a front end for Amazon Glacier after all), but is definitely not something I'd rely on as your only backup as others have said... A few stories about people being locked out of their data with no way to delete it unless they sign up to an inflated contract. I guess that shouldn't apply to lifetime free users, but who knows...
https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/3835ag/goodbye_zoolz_old_news/

Make sure you go into preferences and use multithreaded upload if you've got a decent connection. Currently maxxing mine out.

The "faster backups and recovery" part is a bit of a swizz, too. Glacier storage takes HOURS to recover from, so don't get this expecting to be able to instantly recover stuff that you've backed up.
Edited by: "dfunked" 26th Mar 2017
thanks
Guys, Upon trying to signup it says this offer is not yet available in your country. WTH
happymanuk

I've been using Zoolz for several years now - Recently upgraded from a … I've been using Zoolz for several years now - Recently upgraded from a 100GB account to a paid for a lifetime subscription with 2TB for about £40.




That seems very good! I must look into it.
is it just me or does anyone else feel the need to have stuff > back it up > back it up somewhere else > and back it up again
Thanks
woldranger

​I did the same with a cheap 2tb. Not one I updated the firmware, there w … ​I did the same with a cheap 2tb. Not one I updated the firmware, there was no way to safely power down the unit! I only found out a few days before setting off to India, so I guess it's staying on for 5 months! I went for the Canon irista promo on here for backing up my photos, but I've not used it yet. Worryingly, a lot of people who used the loophole to get 330gb free, had the extra storage removed



​there is an app to power down the unit
Graham1979

I see the word refurbished and shudder.



​I used it for my backup only. I understand your concern, it took me a while before I take the plunge so we will see. I backup my backup too so no worries
repouk

Signed up, great as long as you understand it's not a cloud service like … Signed up, great as long as you understand it's not a cloud service like Dropbox or OneDrive (although that type of service can be bought as an optional extra) but an archival service.:{


So what do you do with it then? You just upload to the cloud and then you can't access it again unless you buy the service and then you can?
jimbb

Better to use something like Backblaze or Crashplan. They are established … Better to use something like Backblaze or Crashplan. They are established player and has been running for years. These smaller provider are not as reliable and as many are not profitable they might shut down without any notice which is bad if you are storing important Linux ISO.



Agreed - Backblaze/crasplan (or even carbonite) are generally what i recommend to people (or set up your own S3 if you're technically inclined). A lot of smaller outfits aren't as reliable.
Aldnoah

So what do you do with it then? You just upload to the cloud and then you … So what do you do with it then? You just upload to the cloud and then you can't access it again unless you buy the service and then you can?



I suspect you can access it again, but only if you need to restore the backup. It's probably not a service like dropbox where you're constantly writing files to and from your cloud space.

Doesn't matter to me either way really. I've got three seperate backups of my music collection and this one will be the fourth, so if they don't let me access it i'll just remove the account.

Still got 3,500 files to upload though

There's an interesting article here from Torrenfreak from 2014 about a Zoolz user who had his entire account terminated because he'd seemingly uploaded some ".torrent" files without realising - no actual pirated content, just the .torrent file itself.

torrentfreak.com/bac…23/
Edited by: "HankHandsome" 27th Mar 2017
best life time service nowadays is NAS with multiple WD drives (blue edition with 2M hours lifetime ~ 200 years) in it.
alex_uk

best life time service nowadays is NAS with multiple WD drives (blue … best life time service nowadays is NAS with multiple WD drives (blue edition with 2M hours lifetime ~ 200 years) in it.



Got all my music and media on my NAS. Ideally i'll also get a portable HDD as well as a further redundancy but 3TB ones are quite expensive for me.

The more backups i have of my music, the better ..

Also, been doing some more reading and it appears that if you do want to restore your backups from Zoolz, it will apparently take 3 hours at a bare minimum to grab one file, so if, like me, you've got nearly 13k files, you might be a while ..
Edited by: "HankHandsome" 27th Mar 2017
Yes Zoolz is cold storage so will take a few hours to retrieve files. I backup my home media files something that I do not access all the time.

If you take up the 2TB lifetime offer you get 1TB cold storage and 1TB vault storage which is instant access to files.
i won't need the vault storage personally. the only time i'll ever need to restore these backups is if i've had some kind of catastrophic failure of all three of my other copies, so i won't be too fussed how long it takes
NotoriousC

is it just me or does anyone else feel the need to have stuff back it up … is it just me or does anyone else feel the need to have stuff > back it up > back it up somewhere else > and back it up again



That's what I used to do before cloud and relied on phsycal hard drives. I moved everything to DropBox but had iCloud for photos.

Now everything sits in iCloud. I use 1.1TB this includes emails, photos, desktop old pictures that are archived. I mean everything! And I don't have a secondary backup. Should Apple ever delete my data I'm screwed. Scary world we live in.
qazim

And I don't have a secondary backup. Should Apple ever delete my data I'm … And I don't have a secondary backup. Should Apple ever delete my data I'm screwed. Scary world we live in.



It's hardly "scary" when there are so many options available to make a secondary backup ..
NotoriousC

is it just me or does anyone else feel the need to have stuff back it up … is it just me or does anyone else feel the need to have stuff > back it up > back it up somewhere else > and back it up again


i like to keep local and cloud backups - you know just in case
Perfect
qazim

That's what I used to do before cloud and relied on phsycal hard drives. … That's what I used to do before cloud and relied on phsycal hard drives. I moved everything to DropBox but had iCloud for photos. Now everything sits in iCloud. I use 1.1TB this includes emails, photos, desktop old pictures that are archived. I mean everything! And I don't have a secondary backup. Should Apple ever delete my data I'm screwed. Scary world we live in.


Speak for yourself... It's a scary world that you live in!
I have all of our baby pics and videos stored with Google photos. I have a few physical printed copies but most is stored on the cloud. What would be the best way of backing this up in a second way to make sure I never lose them? Is it easy enough to do? X
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