Originally Posted by Lsbcal
I'm tending to agree with you W2R. As I mentioned above, it is pretty easy to do the unlink to remove the OneDrive function and I may do this. I think OneDrive is great for business collaborative work. It's not a backup solution.
On my old PC I used Dropbox to backup certain files that were not something I felt was too personal. Then I could see them on my iPad and Android phone when traveling. In an emergency this could be critical. We ran into just such an emergency situation in October with the wildfires and the need to evacuate. If one has a laptop that is fine, but I've got a desktop PC which would be awkward to grab and go.
So what I really need is a very limited file backup and cloud storage utility. The free 5GB Dropbox seems to fit the bill. I may just go back to that.
That sounds like a good solution.
I manually back up my laptop files twice - - once to an external hard drive, and once to a thumb drive. I do this every weekend. My backups are less than 50 GB because I only back up data files and so on; programs can be re-installed to a new laptop should there be an emergency. Back when I still had and used my desktop, I did the same but one of my desktop backups was to my laptop and vice versa.
I never feel the need to access any of my files from phone or iPad, though, so this probably wouldn't work for you.