I have more than 5 Terabytes of video files. Currently stored on a Synology NAS. I want to backup to the cloud.

However, video storage is not a natural fit to neither "cloud disk" (Google Drive) systems or "cloud backup" systems (CrashPlan) because:

  • Data is written once and rarely used.
  • There are no file revisions.
  • Delete should be prohibited.
  • Modifications (viruses, ransom-ware) should be prohibited.

So, my question is: Could you recommend a cloud storage service for write once, read only files, specifically one working well with Synology Cloud Sync?

  • Welcome to Software Recommendations! Please note this site is about recommending software, not services – so this seems off-topic. For details, you might refer to our Meta post on Are hosting recommendation requests on-topic?
    – Izzy
    Aug 11, 2016 at 12:19
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    That's why I didn't close your question straight away (didn't want to be nitty either ;). But essentially, you're asking where to host your files – and that the service should also have/provide matching software. I leave the final vote to the community (being a mod here, my vote would be binding immediately). If it needs discussion, there's always our Meta site ;) Until then, let's agree on "border line", shall we?
    – Izzy
    Aug 11, 2016 at 12:28
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    I think what's interesting about this question is that it is about a need that is not immediately obvious. Had I been asking about which cloud storage solution is cheaper, I would not argue. However, I'm asking if there is a solution for storage of immutable files. This is new. Again, not (really) arguing. Border line it is :)
    – Avi
    Aug 11, 2016 at 12:46
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    Agreed. Leaving these comments stay for now, so potential close-voters can balance both sides of the medal before deciding to drop something ;) Good luck then!
    – Izzy
    Aug 11, 2016 at 12:49
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    Amazon Glacier is targeted to write once, read seldom. But that's all I know, you'll have to investigate further.
    – user416
    Aug 11, 2016 at 13:21


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