I’ve got a ton of data sitting on my mostly unused dreamhost account, largely personal stuff like artwork and music and my favorite music videos, stuff like that. Maybe two or three gigs total. It seems silly to maintain a $20/mo Dreamhost account just for file storage.
Nearlyfreespeech.net charges $0.01 per megabyte-month. I move all that stuff over and suddenly I’m paying, like, $20/month for my Dreamhost account, which otherwise would cost nickels a month. Not so cool. Nearlyfreespeech.net is not intended as a storage space for tons and tons of files.
So I’m wondering if anyone out there knows of a good storage/backup service with reasonable prices for this kind of giggage.
I could put it all as attachments on a Gmail account, but that seems lame. Maybe next month they’ll change their terms of service and delete all the people who treat them as a file storage service without warning, you know? Within their rights. It’s a free service.
I could make everything I’ve got up there Creative Commons licensed and upload it to archive.org…. if I held the copyright to all of it… which I largely don’t.
I figure there must be somebody out there who’s got a really solid, reasonably priced service, like fastmail.net for email and nearlyfreespeech.net for web space…
It may just turn out that there’s nothing more reasonably priced for that kind of storage than my $20/month dreamhost account, in which case, cool, but it seems likely that some more specialized service will probably have better rates.
Does anybody out there use a dedicated file storage/backup service they could recommend?
Especially one with SFTP/scp/rsync access?