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Private & Encrypted Cloud Storage Using Silo & Storj

Why Data Backup is Crucial

In today's digital age, our lives are heavily reliant on data. From precious photos and important documents to work-related files, data is invaluable. That's why it's crucial to understand the significance of data backup.

Data loss can occur due to various reasons, including hardware failures, accidental deletions, and malware attacks. Without a proper backup system in place, you risk losing your valuable data forever.


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Introducing Silo

Silo is a modern solution that provides a safe and convenient way to back up your data. It involves storing your files and documents on remote servers, which you can access from anywhere with an internet connection as if it were a local drive on your Windows machine.

For the purposes of this tutorial, we will be using Storj, a distributed, decentralized cloud storage network with over twenty-five thousand (25,000) nodes hosting over 24 petabytes of data (24 million GB).

Cloud Storage

How to Back Up Your Data Using Silo & Storj DCS

Here's a simple step-by-step guide on how to back up your data using Silo with Storj as the backend hosting your data:

Estimated time: 10 minutes

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  1. Step 1:

    Visit Storj here (new tab) and sign up for a Personal account

  2. Step 2:

    Create your first bucket

  3. Step 3:

    Create an access grant for your bucket

  4. Step 3a:

    Configure Access Grant


    Save this access grant for when Silo is installed. It is only shown once.

  5. Step 4:

    Install & Run Silo

    For this tutorial, the Free plan will meet the needs of the task.

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    Silo Setup

    Step 4a:

    Install WinFSP Core (new tab)

    Silo requires WinFSP to operate on the Windows operating system.

    WinFSP requires less than 10mb of space and can be installed with the default settings.

  6. Step 5:

    Run Silo &
    Click "Configure"

    Silo Configure
  7. Step 5a:

    Name your configuration

    Silo Configure 2
  8. Step 5b:

    Enter your access grant and press Create

    Restart Silo after creation

  9. (Optional) Step 6:

    Enter a path for Silo to mount your Storj drive (defaults to User Desktop if blank)

    We'll be using "X:" to mount our Storj bucket to the X:/ drive

    Silo Mount
  10. Final Step:

    With your Storj drive selected, press Mount


Open the drive in File Explorer

Enjoy your free, self-managed, private cloud storage powered by the Ethereum blockchain & Silo

Silo FileExplorer

To mount multiple drives, Silo premium is offered at $26.00/year to support development costs. It features support for multiple drives, provider-compatible encryption, and many more features.

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