Best way to backup android photos to S3/B2?

Hi, I'm thinking of backing up my android photos to either Wasabi or B2. I know Folder Sync, but that app was a bit buggy for me so I'm looking for some kind of alternative.

Anything that can do either scheduled backup or instant backup (syncs photo instantly after taking it), and can also backup old photos would be nice.

Thanks :D

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  • seriesnseriesn Hosting ProviderOG

    Why not just keep with google boss? Photos is a wonderful app (unless privacy concern ofcourse).

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  • @seriesn said:
    Why not just keep with google boss? Photos is a wonderful app (unless privacy concern ofcourse).

    Yup, Photos is a wonderful app, but it costs extra $$s (around $3/m for my usage), and tbh Google Photo is good for managing photos itself, but is a PITA to manage as individual files

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    @sanvit said:

    @seriesn said:
    Why not just keep with google boss? Photos is a wonderful app (unless privacy concern ofcourse).

    Yup, Photos is a wonderful app, but it costs extra $$s (around $3/m for my usage), and tbh Google Photo is good for managing photos itself, but is a PITA to manage as individual files

    I thought it was "unlimited" with their optimization?

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  • @seriesn said:
    optimization

    This :(

    I always prefer original files than compressed/optimized/etc.

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    @sanvit said:

    @seriesn said:
    optimization

    This :(

    I always prefer original files than compressed/optimized/etc.

    Ofcourse you do....

    Maybe this would help?

    https://www.goodsync.com/

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  • If you can see a difference in their optimization I'd genuinely be impressed unless your hyper zoomed in or need full quality for photoshop or whatever.

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  • @seriesn said:

    @sanvit said:

    @seriesn said:
    optimization

    This :(

    I always prefer original files than compressed/optimized/etc.

    Ofcourse you do....

    Maybe this would help?

    https://www.goodsync.com/

    Thanks for the recommendation!
    Looking into this. It seems like the host computer needs to be on in order to backup online? I'll give it a try though :)

    @james50a said:
    If you can see a difference in their optimization I'd genuinely be impressed unless your hyper zoomed in or need full quality for photoshop or whatever.

    True, I do understand that in most cases, optimization really doesn't make a difference on viewing the image. It's just my habit of doing so :)

  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    On iOS I use the PCloud App, to store the images/ videos/ screenshots. Then copy them to Rethink. The only problem is sometimes the images get stored as HIEF which many applications do not recognize.
    There use to be another service I used int he past to link different cloud services...multcloud. I am glad they moved to a Freemium Model. Good service, for some providers (like OneDrive) I had minimal data loss- but that was three years ago.
    https://www.multcloud.com/price

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  • edited April 18

    Seafile has a Camera roll uploader

    I turned it off because of all the shitty blurry dog pics it was wasting mobile data on.

    Oops. I need to sync up 6-8 months now

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  • OK, so after some research, it seems like nextcloud + s3 backend seems to be the best fit for me.

    @vyas said:
    On iOS I use the PCloud App, to store the images/ videos/ screenshots. Then copy them to Rethink. The only problem is sometimes the images get stored as HIEF which many applications do not recognize.
    There use to be another service I used int he past to link different cloud services...multcloud. I am glad they moved to a Freemium Model. Good service, for some providers (like OneDrive) I had minimal data loss- but that was three years ago.
    https://www.multcloud.com/price

    Still looking into this though (syncing with a cloud provider and using rclone move to S3) as a backup plan! Thanks!

    @vimalware said:
    Seafile has a Camera roll uploader

    I turned it off because of all the shitty blurry dog pics it was wasting mobile data on.

    Oops. I need to sync up 6-8 months now

    I actually came up with the Nextcloud idea thanks to you (since I'm more familiar with Nextcloud than Seafile)!

  • bdlbdl OG
    edited April 18

    this is great https://www.photosync-app.com/home.html - I use it to backup to my NAS too. I use it for both iOS and Android devices. Developer very responsive via email. Worth the $

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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    @sanvit

    Rclone is a great idea, of course three years ago I had not even heard of it :-)

    That opens up many more options including yes Nextcloud.

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  • @bdl said:
    this is great https://www.photosync-app.com/home.html - I use it to backup to my NAS too. I use it for both iOS and Android devices. Developer very responsive via email. Worth the $

    It seems like the app doesn't support S3 on Android. However I think I can make a workaround via rclone. The app itself seems promising. Thanks!

  • bdlbdl OG
    edited April 18

    @sanvit said:

    @bdl said:
    this is great https://www.photosync-app.com/home.html - I use it to backup to my NAS too. I use it for both iOS and Android devices. Developer very responsive via email. Worth the $

    It seems like the app doesn't support S3 on Android. However I think I can make a workaround via rclone. The app itself seems promising. Thanks!

    Sorry about that, I just checked my Android install and it doesn't seem to support S3 :( . I actually transfer everything from my devices to my NAS via SMB then rclone to cloud from there :)

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  • syncthing has been my go to for personal backup.

    • It is automated,
    • you can have file revisions (if you remove/edit on 1 device, other device will make a backup of said file).
    • set it to receive/send only or both, locally(dont use mobile data)/remotely or both.
    • set the speed limit / limit cpu.
    • ignore file extension/folder/name
    • syncing multiple node
      But still require a server/vps/pc, since android unable run multiple instances of syncthing
      mount the S3 storage object to linux server/vps/pc, then point the folder sync location.
      run 2 instances on server if you want to backup on both local drive and remote drive from a single server
  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    This conversation reminded me I use iDrive mobile app had purchased a 1 TB or so plan for 5 years $20 or so. Have two more years remaining

    https://www.idrive.com/mobile/

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