Info Amazon killing Amazon Drive support for Hyper Backup and CloudSync

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Info Amazon killing Amazon Drive support for Hyper Backup and CloudSync

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Amazon just informed its users that they will be killing the Amazon Drive support via Hyper Backup and CloudSync tool.

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This was announced to third-party developers (Synology included) over eighteen months ago. Synology continued to "patch" their apps to defeat the blocks Amazon set. Now the day of reckoning has finally come to Synology.

Notably, in a move to garner more traffic to their lame C2 program, Synology is now offering free C2 access through March 2021.

Synology has you cornered

You have been warned.
 
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Came here to post the same after seeing this from Amazon today. Had a nightly push to Amazon for my off-site backup. So, what are people doing instead? Google photos?
 
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Backblaze B2 here, plus random "free" services (Dropbox, Google...)
 
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Notably, in a move to garner more traffic to their lame C2 program, Synology is now offering free C2 access through March 2021.

Synology has you cornered

You have been warned.
I’ve never used C2, and don’t know a lot about it. Does it not work well, or have a bad reputation?
 
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I’ve never used C2, and don’t know a lot about it. Does it not work well, or have a bad reputation?
You'll get varying opinions, but it is expensive, slow, and not so flexible. Additionally, it is solely for your NAS, so if you want to send your other devices backups to the cloud, the only way to do that is to have them reside on the NAS.

B2, Wasabi, Amazon Glacier... are all superior IMO.
 

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You'll get varying opinions, but it is expensive, slow, and not so flexible. Additionally, it is solely for your NAS, so if you want to send your other devices backups to the cloud, the only way to do that is to have them reside on the NAS.

B2, Wasabi, Amazon Glacier... are all superior IMO.
I agree but I still use only C2. The reason being is that all my data are on my NAS devices so those are the only ones that need backing up. But hopefully, with upcoming HybridShare in DSM7 we will have more room to use C2 for more than just a "backup bucket".
 
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You'll get varying opinions, but it is expensive, slow, and not so flexible. Additionally, it is solely for your NAS, so if you want to send your other devices backups to the cloud, the only way to do that is to have them reside on the NAS.

B2, Wasabi, Amazon Glacier... are all superior IMO.
Thanks for the info. All of my data from all of my devices ends up on my 'main Synology', so that wouldn't put me off.

But I run offsite backups to another Synology at my parents', so don't really need this anyway.
 

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C2 in Frankfurt (EU) is fast and cost effective for me

Speed of the cloud backup is based also on your Upload throughput (an examples in the table below):

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what is important, you need to take into account max. "live" speed of your upload. Fortunately the upload speed is frequently near to max level of your product definition purchased from ISP.
Colorized results: in hours spent for the Transfer

From my side everything what takes >4 hours for single Backup task is unacceptable (yellow and red fields).
But each of us has different business/cost model and patience. What is also OK.

Also there is necessary level of bandwidth capacity in the C2 datacentre and utilization.

Last, but important point is - if you really need to backup every single file from your NAS to this kind of backup. You can save time an money.
 

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Also Synology announced this as a result of Amazon killing their API

 

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account max. "live" speed of your upload
You missed off my 6Mbps even though it should be 10Mbps I can't seem to get it changed. Pity the price for the inbound speed makes it a hard sell otherwise I'd move connection.
 
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So, what are people doing instead? Google photos?
I backup to a DS in another house not far from where I am and to a DS in a different continent. In addition to locally attached USB 3 external drives.
 

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You missed off my 6Mbps even though it should be 10Mbps I can't seem to get it changed. Pity the price for the inbound speed makes it a hard sell otherwise I'd move connection.
sorry M8,
try to purchase RJ11/SFP+ unlimited speed converter/unlocker ;)
 
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I backup to a DS in another house not far from where I am and to a DS in a different continent. In addition to locally attached USB 3 external drives.
Similar setup here. I only use my own cloud.. :)
 
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While I like all the options it makes the selection process a bit challenging from a newbie's standpoint... like me. Still have not decided but it appears from my limited research that Backblaze is favored and gets positive reviews in most circles.
 

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The proof of any backup strategy is in the restore pudding, as I (nor anyone else) have never said. That aside...

I'm not being a Synology marketeer here but I'd point to a couple of things that C2 does provide:
  • Plan 1: this is up to 1TB and the size only calculates live data. You can have up to 30 days (30 instances) of historical data points and the previous versions are 'free' storage.
  • Plan 2: any duplicated data is not counted multiple times, so think btrfs storage optimisation. But historical versions count in the storage calculation.
For my modest needs to protect our photos and important docs C2 Plan 1 works for me and is a reasonable price. If I was wanting to backup TB then BB B2 sounds very interesting, but I'll need a faster outbound link.
 

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