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Source: The NextCloud Box can be used with a Raspberry Pi to automatically sync files from devices on your local network.

WHILE DEDICATED cloud storage services such as Dropbox and iCloud Drive can be useful, they can be expensive for larger amounts of data, and it can sometimes be difficult to back up only certain kinds of files or folders. You may also have some privacy concerns about trusting your data to large corporations.

If any of these are true for you, this section focuses on other ways of backing up your data online, such as using FTP or SSH to connect to a server, or specialized software such as Resilio Sync and NextCloud. If you have a dedicated server, these options can offer much greater speed and security than subscriptionbased cloud services.) enables you to upload and transfer data from as little as two cents per gigabyte if you set up your own server. There’s also a dedicated cloud storage service (Amazon S3) if you want a readymade solution.

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