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Migrating 1 terabyte of files from OneDrive to Nextcloud

The OneDrive logo and the Nextcloud logo connected with an arrow going from OneDrive to Nextcloud.

This post documents my journey to find a cloud storage provider that is better than Microsoft OneDrive and migrating all my cloud files there.

In general, I want to store (some of) my files in the cloud for these reasons:

  • I want to have the data available on different devices (mostly a MacBook and an iPhone).
  • I want to back up the most important files, so I don’t need to worry about losing access if I lose or break my devices.
  • I want to share specific files and folders with other people from time to time (for collaborations or just to share a folder with images or videos).

All in all, I’ve accumulated around 1 terabyte of files in the last years. This includes:

  • Photos from different cameras and smartphones (~750 GB)
  • Music projects, including recorded and processed audio files (~170 GB)
  • MP3s with music that’s not available on any streaming platforms (~45 GB)
  • Design projects, including assets and exports (~25 GB)
  • Backups from other devices, video game save files, etc. (~22 GB)
  • Videos and video projects (~17.5 GB)
  • Text documents, scans of letters, etc. (~1.5 GB)

With this amount of data, I’ve run into the storage limit of my current storage provider, Microsoft OneDrive. With my Microsoft 365 Personal subscription (69€ per year), I’m only entitled to 1 TB of storage (plus some extra gigabytes from some special discounts or events).

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My first Atom package: Angular-Bootstrap

For the past year I’ve been using Atom on a nearly daily basis. Despite its sluggishness it quickly became my editor of choice thanks to many packages that are improving my workflow. I’m often using AngularJS and the UI Bootstrap components for my projects, so I decided to write my own Atom package full of snippets and auto-completions for that exact (and obviously popular) combination of frameworks. It’s appropriately called Angular-Bootstrap and received 171 downloads by now! It’s far from done (many components and documentation are still missing) but seeing it being downloaded and used by other people clearly increases my motivation to maintain it over a longer time.

So – if you’re one of its users – thanks for using my package and don’t hesitate to leave feedback in the GitHub repo!

The Modal snippet/auto-completion.