I am receiving email from Google asking me to move from GSuite to Workspace by myself or within weeks Google will do it in some automatic way.
In this moment I have GSuite Business account with 1 single user registered and 8 TByte of storage synced with RClone and I really really can not understand: the new Workplace plan to choose and the future cost.
I opened a request to Google: they suggest to move to Workspace Business Plus 2 users, but this will cost 31,2 €/month compared to 9 € I pay today.
I see that I can move by myself to Enterprise Standard at 17 €/month that is the double versus what i pay today, but less than 2 users of Business plus. Is it really unlimited? can i host my 8 TB?
I use GDrive for backup, not for primary storage.
Any suggestion from your side, please?
maybe this is off topic to an off topic:
now might be a good time to make sure gdrive is the best fit for your use-case.
also, there is an open topic about this
I am open to any other solution to better fit my case... Before GDrive I was on Amazon Cloud Drive for 70 €/year... then I had to move to Google. My source data are stored on a Linux\Ubuntu server.
well, i do not know your use-case, so cannot give a good answer.
the main questions are, once the data is in gdrive.
- what is the sync command?
- for how many months, do the files stay uploaded?
- per month, how much data is downloaded?
- per month, how much data is deleted/moved per month?
- I sync all the storage on my Linux box to the cloud, so I move every night what changed on my Linux
- they stay forever
- nothing is downloaded. I need to download just in case of a failure on the Linux box (never happened so far...)
- I upload from the Linux box to the cloud an average of 10 GByte/day. Usually nothing is deleted on the Cloud
The linux box is an archive storage for music, photos, movies and very few documents.
then might consider amazon deep glacier. i keep many TB there.
$1.01/TB/month u.s. dollars, which i think is 0.87 €/TB/month
for sites that i manage, i keep some recent files in wasabi, a s3 clone, known for hot storage.
all other data goes into aws deep glacier.
I am looking into that, thanks a lot for the suggestion. Appreciated very much.
I imagine that, as for other S3 solutions, I pay for each put request and pay to, eventually, download.
I have just checked in this moment: i have 8 TB, 26 MByte is the average size of each file and I can count more or less 300.000 files.
Need to understand the cost for the first upload and, eventually, do download everything in case of a failure on the local HDD in the linux
Anyway, regarding Google Workspace Enterprise, what is the space limit? it say no limit, but not so clear.
i know nothing about google products, i shared a link where other rcloners are discussing that.
imho, too many quirks for it to be a good backup solution.
does not deal well with large amounts of small files.
with wasabi s3
--- no egress costs
--- no api costs
--- no api throttling
in all my testing and in all my time in the forum, nothing comes close to wasabi when syncing lots of small files.
with deep glacier
--- there are api costs , but i have a bunch of ways to mitigate that.
--- downloading is a two step process
------ 1. have to restore files which has a cost and a time delay.
------ 2. download the files.
for all the sites i manage, there is always a local backup server, so never had to restore any files with aws.
anything critical is synced to wasabi.
and some data is copied to 100GB blu-ray discs.
Thanks a lot, very appreciated.
I will post the question in the thread you linked in your previous post.
I have about 5TB in a GSuite Business Account. If I switch to Workspace Business standard will my data be effected? Will google delete it? I am thinking that it is likely that at worst they will just block me from uploading more but in that case I could just upgrade again to Business Enterprise Standard which most people seem to be finding unlimited for now.
If they won't delete my data then I could try that option but I'd rather not lose my files.
Also do I need to change any settings with my Rclone when I change my GSuite account to Workspace?
best to start a new post at https://forum.rclone.org/t/gsuite-is-evolving-to-workspace-so-prices-and-tbs-too/19594/96