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I'm currently using Mozy for offsite backups of my personal files. I can get more space for the same money with Google Drive, and there are additional advantages (such as sharing files), but do you know of any disadvantages to switching? Since Google Drive is not intended as a backup service, I wonder if there's something I'm not thinking of.


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closed as off topic by ChrisF, EBGreen, Moab, BBlake, slhck May 21 '12 at 15:12

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This question would invite too much discussion and opinion to be a good fit for SuperUser (superuser.com/faq). I would suggest bringing it up in chat perhaps (chat.stackexchange.com). –  EBGreen May 21 '12 at 14:51
Check the T&C's if you are keeping any confidential information... By using Google Drive you give them permission to use it as their own/make public etc etc –  HaydnWVN May 21 '12 at 15:02
Thanks. I edited my question to remove the "I would consider other options" paragraph. I am not asking for recommendations or opinions about the different file sharing services available, but rather, is there any problem inherent in using a file sharing service for personal backups. I couldn't think of one, but maybe someone here can. –  Derek Kurth May 21 '12 at 15:14
This still somewhat involves discussion and opinion more than anything else — I'd have voted to close as not constructive. As @EBGreen said, maybe you can gather some comments on chat, but other than privacy issues, I guess you won't really hear anything else than "Try this instead" (as seen in the answers). –  slhck May 21 '12 at 15:21
Got to upvote this one. I often go to SuperUser.com for this kind of information. Too much closing of good questions that I need answers to on the Stack Exchange sites. –  Chris Dutrow Jun 26 '12 at 16:52

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It depends on your requirements and how much you thrust google with your information. I personaly think sugarsync is the best option (You can easily get over 8GB off storage from them for free with refers)

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Thanks. I am more curious whether there is an inherent disadvantage to using a file sharing service as a backup solution, but I will consider SugarSync along with the other options. –  Derek Kurth May 21 '12 at 15:10

Try CrashPlan, its made for the job, has a good client and is secure. They don't trawl your data like Google will.

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