wolfkinara's picture
wolfkinara's picture


I am my companies first dedicated Sysadmin and am now in charge of migrating the existing Infrastructure away from the MSP that hosted everything IT related prior to my arrival. This is a 45 person company selling hardware and software.

First thing i did was migrating Email to Office 365 and Webservers to azure. My next task is migrating the fileserver and our backup vault. I am unsure how to approach that topic, thats why i am asking you for advice. We have a small server room that we could use to selfhost some components, but the company would prefer a cloud based solution.

My question to you is what experience you made with cloud hosted file sharing for small companies and what service you can recommend. One very important aspect for the company is high quality backups. We need backups to be in 2 seperate locations and to be saved for 5 years. Currently we have 17 TB of backups.

Thank you for helping me out

Jeremy Davis's picture

As we're TurnKey Linux, my recommendation for "cloud storage" would be to consider running our Fileserver appliance from the Hub. You'll then essentially have your own private fileserver running on the cloud!

Another alternative (with a few more bells and whilstles) would be to consider something like our Nextcloud appliance.

Regarding your backup requirements, our built in automated backup tool, TKLBAM should provide for your backup needs. By default it does daily incremental backups and monthly full backups. Backups are encrypted server-side, then uploaded to AWS S3 'Standard' storage. Whilst it does only store your data in one bucket, AWS replicate bucket data across availability zones, so essentially you have multiple copies of your backup residing on separate physical storage. FWIW as per their docs S3 "standard" has what they call "11 9s" of durability, i.e. your data is 99.999999999% safe. That's way better than you'll get even with your current regime of storing backups in 2 separate locations. By default, the Hub will store your backups indefinitely, but it can be configured to only keep a specific number of backups if you don't want to keep them forever (or you want them to be auto deleted once you reach your lifespan limit).

If you need any further input or have more questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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