Now that my local backups are all setup with Duplicati, I’m moving on to making my cloud backups.
Has anyone used OneDrive for their Duplicati cloud backups? If so, I would be interested in how it worked out for you.
The consumer plan is priced at $99/year for 5 logins. Each login gets 1 TB of storage, for a total of 5 TB across the 5 logins. It seems like a pretty amazing plan.
Any feedback on performance, reliability or other perspectives would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
I am going to net-out my experiences so that others don’t have to read the entire thread to get the scoop. I am still in the final stages of testing, so I will make it clear when it is “final”:
- I purchased the $99/year Home Office 365 plan which gives you 5 logins, each with 1 TB of storage. It also gives you 5 licenses for the installed office suite.
- My backup set is 241GB of source data that compresses to 147GB of backup data.
- If you have recently purchased a storage plan that is larger than the free plan (currently 5GB), wait until it shows that you have access to all of your purchased storage at onedrive.live.com. It can take 10s of minutes from time of purchase until the system recognizes that you have access to more storage. If you start the upload before this happens, you will be cutoff with a warning that you are violating the terms of service once you hit the free plan limit (5GB in my case.)
- My internet plan with my ISP is limited to 6mbits/sec of upload speed and this is the speed I am consistently uploading at, so it appears that Microsoft Onedrive supports a minimum of 6mbits/sec upload speed without throttling.
- A more in-depth performance assessment can be found in @JonMikelV’s excellent thread titled Benchmarking different storage providers. OneDrive did well in his tests.
- If have confirmed that verifications and restores work with OneDrive…