Hi, Corey,

That is a sweeping statement that I think needs clarification.

My take on this statement is:

Google Photos: True if you select the unlimited option, not true if you 
pay for the storage.

Dropbox: The only compression that they use is perhaps totally 
transparent data compression on the server side (I have no evidence of 
that) but they deliver files back to you as you sent them. While 
originally running on Amazon Web Services, they have migrated to their 
own multi-location cloud.

Backblaze: Although not a cloud service per se, but rather a backup 
service, I believe they do de-dupe your files and only save one copy, 
but otherwise they give you back what you sent in (again, they may use 
sever side lossless data compression).

Amazon Web Services/Glacier/etc: These services give you back what you 
put in.

There are many others, but these are some I've looked into over the past 
few years. At the moment, I use the first three and had long had a 
thought about using AWS/Glacier.

I don't know a good solution that meets the OPs requirements except 
perhaps splitting items between a service which allows passwords (paid 
service) and the Internet Archive for the free-access stuff.



On 2019-10-06 1:44 p.m., Corey Bailey wrote:
> Hi Laurent,
> Know that almost all on line storage uses some kind of data compression. 
> Besides your password requirement, you need to consider which type of 
> data compression will best suit the needs of your material.
> Best,
> Corey
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering

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