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Hello Bill Sir,

Hope you are in good health. I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS right now. Initially I was using Ubuntu 16.04. When I migrated to 20.04, I had lost all my data. So actually I wanted to ask you for a recommendation for a good storage place where I can store my data safely. I do not intend to specifically ask for a free and open source cloud service, but literally anything where all my data is safe and I can feel confident while migrating to any other new Ubuntu version later.

I am asking you this because like you, even I like a clean install of any OS instead of upgrading to a new version

Thank You 😎 


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codecage
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@linuxtech

The simplest, and maybe the least expensive, is to store your data on an external storage device of some type.  Starting with a USB Thumb Drive, or a USB external hard drive, or even SSD.  Or to be be really safe, but more expensive, a NAS drive using a RAID configuration of some sort.

Then there are the cloud storage solutions of which there are many.

If you built a machine like Bill did in his video, then it had two storage devices and one was used just for data.  The first device was the OS, and that way if you want to upgrade to the next version of the OS with a fresh install it is only the first device you overwrite.

SteveG


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I'm probably not the best person to ask because I don't store any data on my computers so I have nothing that needs backing up to begin with.  I keep all of my data on NAS devices, I have two of them on my network. 

I do work on local data for my experiments, but those drives are also synchronized to my NAS devices so they are mirrored there. 

The only files I don't save there are the video clips used to make my videos, as they are just too big. I have a lot of external storage (48TB) on my existing Mac, and my new one (which UPS says will be here on Monday, yay!) already has a 64TB drive array waiting for it. The "raw" video and audio files are also backed up to external drives on another computer.

My two NAS devices use ElephantDrive to dynamically back up everything to the cloud, which costs less than a dollar a day and I can now access my stuff (and share it) from anywhere in the world.

As @codecage said, there are lots of inexpensive options like external drives, SSDs, or USB memory sticks. Any of these would work.  And Ubuntu does have a backup utility built-in, although I've never had cause to use it.

😎

Bill

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LinuxTech
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Hello Bill Sir,

 

Thanks a lot for your reply. Which nas drive do you use? Can you please give me a link to the part of the website from where you bought it. Can you also explain to me to you use an nas drive please ?

Thank You 😀 


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