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Jstrawsine

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After a series of unfortunate events that caused my at home server and NAS to be completely inoperable I began looking into hosting Plex in the cloud. At first, there appeared to be no useful resources and I was beginning to lose hope... That was until I found this amazing PlexGuide community! I cannot believe all the effort that has been put into this project and am truly thankful. Today, I already work in the IT Industry as a technical consultant, but hope to get more experience with Linux and Gsuite products.

As a new user I am trying to weigh the pro's and con's of hosting in the cloud. First is cost, because I typically paid $50 a month for electricity just to run my server 24/7. Second is security, I understand the process of Newshosting relatively well and feel comfortable downloading material. However, as of now I plan on using Google's Compute Engine and have some concerns as to what they track.

Finally, I am trying to get a better understanding of how this all works.... Will be trying to install tonight. There is only one area of confusion I have and that is storage. Is the Unlimited Google Drive supposed to be associated storage for a VM? In my case utilizing Google's Compute Engine... Or specifically for Backups? I have not yet researched the purpose of Rclone and other features.
 

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unlimited storage would be through the GSuite Business account ($8/m), and the associated Google Drive that it comes with. You can chose the encrypted option and all files would be encrypted on google drive.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I was watching a video briefly on encrypting the G drive. Again, is the G Drive supposed to be used for backups only or you can have a VM utilize the unlimited storage?
 

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Thanks for the reply. I was watching a video briefly on encrypting the G drive. Again, is the G Drive supposed to be used for backups only or you can have a VM utilize the unlimited storage?
it's unlimited storage all around for whatever
 
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