Howdy folks, I just discovered that the “Amazon Prime Photos” service you get with your Amazon Prime subscription will accept raw files in addition to JPEG, and that these are included in the “unlimited” photo storage you get.
Not only that, I discovered that there are a few different ways to connect to your storage on Linux, including this one: http://xmodulo.com/access-amazon-cloud-drive-command-line-linux.html.
Although I always try to follow the 3-2-1 rule for my backups, it’s the “offsite” part that has always been the weakest. I have a Dropbox pro account that I use for most of my other files, but 1TB ain’t enough for all of those PLUS my photos. I use Google Photos to back up all my JPEGS, but they are at reduced resolution. I upload all my “finished” photos to Flickr at full resolution, but that doesn’t save any raw files. Amazon Prime Photos seems to fill that gap, and since I pay for Prime anyway, it’s no added expense. I’m currently uploading all my raw files (using the 100megabit connection at work), so I guess we shall see how well it works!
Anyway, this was just a PSA in case, like me, you already had a Prime subscription and you didn’t know about the ability to back up your raws.
EDIT: I just discovered that adc_cli and rclone access to Amazon Cloud Drive has been disabled due to “security reasons”. Using the manual method of upload for now!!