However I am not prepared to be the middle man so I turned to IFTTT and CloudHQ:
- CloudHQ - "A leading cloud data replication services used for consolidation, collaboration and backup." From https://www.cloudhq.net/dropbox/what_is_cloudhq
- IFTTT - "A service that lets you create powerful connections with a one simple If This Then That statement" From https://ifttt.com/wtf
The CloudHQ sync personal account ($99) allows for 3 sync pairs. My current three one way syncs are:
- From Evernote to Dropbox
- From Google Drive to Dropbox
- From Gmail to Dropbox
IFTTT is free and I use it for two backup orientated recipes:
- If a new photo is saved to iPhone then save to Dropbox
- If a photo is tagged as me on Facebook then save to Dropbox
As a result of these services and recipes/syncs I am able to backup my primary services to Dropbox. I do not use dropbox for anything other than backup. But dropbox has to be my other expense as I do need the space for all these backups (£79).
In summary I am able to ensure my data is safe across multiple cloud services and all for roughly £10 a month. Unfortunately I haven't yet found a cloud backup solution for my MP3s uploaded to Google Music.
Like always I do not believe I know everything and really appreciate your comments in auditing this solution.
Another one of my posts is: Managing my digital legacy after I die