OneDrive or Sharepoint? for cloud storage and file server solution

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I have a client with a windows server standard FE (some kind of obsolete SBS) with around 230GB-300GB of work data they would like in the cloud, but my question is: is sharepoint or onedrive the way to go.

My Understanding of OneDrive is that it is personal and not quite suitable for a business integration. However I have not delved into the functionalities of Sharepoint. Azure is also an idea in terms of cloud server however I don't know if there needs to be some sort of LAN to LAN VPN connection to access it the same way they do their local file server.

But the client wants what the client wants, right? They want a live and constant sync to their PC's from whatever cloud file server solution they go for that is constantly accessible that looks and functions in the same basic way as the onsite file server. So for example if the internet goes down, they have the 9 o'clock sync to their PC's that they can work from, and when the internet comes back up and the connection to the cloud is re-established, the changes to the documents and work files syncs backup to the cloud.

So, would OneDrive/Sharepoint facilitate this and would it be advisable to use some kind of migration tool or can it be as easy as a copy and paste job over a weekend.

I look forward to reading all recommendations, thanks in advance.
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If those are team files, and people collaborate on them regularly, SharePoint libraries are the better option. ODFB is indeed intended for personal use, and while people can share documents, it does not offer the same functionality as normal SP library. The client part is a bit messy currently. You can sync SP files via the old, and notoriously unreliable ODFB client. The new one is much more stable, goes away with several of the major limitations, offers things like selective sync. But, it does NOT allow us to sync SP libraries currently, only ODFB ones. That will certainly change in the near future, but it's something to consider.

You can find info on the migration tools you can use here:
One drive will do the job, get office 365 cheapest like business essentials or something, it has email and one drive
its like 5-6 usd per month
one drive capacity is 1tb
all you need to do install one drive app on pc s
it will act like regular folder and sync with microsoft
you can work offline and once the internet comes back it sync it back
all you need to is drop the files and folders you want to sync with cloud into the one drive folder
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@Vasil I have taken your comment into account and think that OneDrive is the best way to go for this customer due to the nature of the business and the scope of each employees work load.

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