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Best way to store master photo files and LR catalog in the cloud...Without using the Adobe system.

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I know this topic gets old, but I can't seem to find a single good answer.

Is there any reason why my master photo files and my LR catalog can't be stored on a non-Adobe cloud service, like iCloud, OneDrive, Dropbox or something similar? Personally I prefer Sync.com. I'm getting tired of schlepping an external drive around all the time, and while it is backed up in a few places so I don't really worry about doomsday drive crashes, it still makes me nervous.

Adobe only offers 1TB of storage, at $10/month, while my sync.com account has plans up to 10TB for WAY cheaper on a per unit basis. (10tb is only $180/year, per user, with minimum of two users.) My master folder is almost 1TB already, and I expect it will increase by several hundred GB's very soon due the volume of photos I generate, not to mention how big .tif files get.
 

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Thanks. You're right. I have just learned something new. When I looked yesterday, it maxed out at 1TB, but after reading your post I went in through another avenue and found the "up to 10TB" plan. With a Creative Cloud subscription, 10TB is $1,320/year. Back out the CC software subscription cost of $10/month and the storage alone is $1200. I don't need that much storage but it doesn't scale down to any advantage. :confused:
 

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Thanks. You're right. I have just learned something new. When I looked yesterday, it maxed out at 1TB, but after reading your post I went in through another avenue and found the "up to 10TB" plan. With a Creative Cloud subscription, 10TB is $1,320/year. Back out the CC software subscription cost of $10/month and the storage alone is $1200. I don't need that much storage but it doesn't scale down to any advantage. :confused:
For $1200, I can buy a pretty powerful NAS storage unit. Or, for $5/month (at least in the US), I can get unlimited cloud backup here: Backblaze Cloud Backup

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True, but you can’t access individual files from Backblaze. It’s great disaster backup, but it doesn’t sync anything. And my experience with NAS drives is that they’re very clumsy for basic access, especially remotely.
 
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