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Can using cloud storage for backup backfire and ruin local data?

I was thinking of using a simple backup strategy like copying my Documents directory into the Dropbox directory. This strategy should work in case my laptop gets stolen or my house burns down. But ...
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How to automate regular google takeout backups to cloud storage

I would like create a regular google takeout backups (let's say every 3 months) and store them encrypted in some other cloud storage like DropBox or S3. It does not have to be cloud-to-cloud ...
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49 views

Windows losing cloud backup sync symbols on Files & Folders when multiple folders are in the same directory?

I seem to be losing my sync symbols (green ticks) when I install multiple cloud backup sync programs for example: Dropbox, Copy, MEGA, SugarSync, Box... etc As you can see from the screenshot below, ...
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Has Dropbox an upload limit? Upload slows down after lots of data has been transferred [closed]

Are there any limitations when uploading data via the Dropbox client? I'm backing up my RAW-files when travelling and after having uploaded 20 GB at around 1 MB/s the speed has dropped to around 10 ...
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1answer
112 views

Backup encrypted dmg to dropbox, google drive, box etc

I use an encrypted dmg for my sensitive documents. I don't want to place this dmg in a google drive or dropbox folder because I'm terrified I'd open it on another computer and corrupt the dmg. I have ...
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2answers
35 views

Backup Solution for Field Netbooks?

Windows 7 and Windows 8 Laptops Connected via cell phone hot spots and twice a week WiFi in the office We have about 20 computers that are in the field and about once a day at different times they ...
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2answers
694 views

One way sync with either Dropbox or Google drive on linux and windows

I could not google this one. I would like to use Dropbox or Google drive only as backup, so I would like to ensure I only upload to those services and never download (unless done manually via the web ...
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2answers
149 views

Backup program like Dropbox, but without online storage [closed]

I am interested in a program that does backups of my laptop periodically or continually. The destination is a computer at home that is always running. Is there a program which would facilitate this ...
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1answer
432 views

How to backup data on debian vps to dropbox?

I have really simple private VPS with some webpages and music server. I want to backup some configs and some scripts to dropbox or similar service. Server has no gui (except simple ssh X forwarding, ...
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1answer
160 views

What kind of links (symbolic, hard, junction pts…) for multiple cloud backups?

Google-Drive's MS-Windows software doesn't follow links of any kind. Dropbox and Skydrive both - apparently, follow links. I am using MS-Windows7 64-bit professional edition. What I did was to move ...
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0answers
74 views

Offsite backup solution in UK (home office disaster recovery) [closed]

I'm reviewing my data backup/recovery strategy for my home office and associated kit (Window-8 PC, 2 x Buffalo Linkstation Mini units, Windows 7 netbook, Android phone). My on-site data breaks down ...
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1answer
677 views

One Way Sync with Dropbox?

Is there any way I can mirror a dropbox folder to my C drive by just running a portable file? Extra background information because I know you guys hate it when you don't get the entire situation: I ...
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2answers
222 views

Keeping config files synced in an encfs-encrypted dropbox

I using my Dropbox to sync my config files on different machines. In addition my Dropbox is synced with encfs. encfs mounts a volume with the decrypted Dropbox-folder on startup. This process takes a ...
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2answers
465 views

Automatically copy a folder when it gets updated

I am working on a project on my hard drive F, but my Dropbox-Folder is on my hard drive D. Now I want, that everytime I save something in the folder on hard drive F, that it get's automatically copied ...
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2answers
3k views

Safe way of synchronising Dropbox with backup

I use Dropbox but also like to back up my files to an external hard drive. I am currently doing a one way sync from Dropbox to the external drive every hour. This is very inefficient as the ...
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1answer
83 views

Dropbox won't detect edited files using Remote GIT bare repository folder and ssh

Here's the situation... I develop under windows8 and I have some projects, every project, with a specific local git repository For each local repository I have a remote bare repository on my VPS (I ...
2
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4answers
958 views

Backup Dropbox to Amazon Glacier

i'm using Dropbox for Backup which means i keep all my files in my Dropbox folder (encrypted using encfs but that should not be relevant). I like this solution because it is automatic and keeps copies ...
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1answer
279 views

Can't access my own windows 7 backup image? (Want to only restore dropbox folder)

I just got windows 8. Since dropbox takes a bit of time to download 100GB I just wanted to transfer the dropbox folder from the windows backup image. But that doesn't work!! Is it possible that the ...
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2answers
4k views

How do I back up all my email messages from Mail to Dropbox?

My goal is: Take all of my email messages in Mac Mail, and compress them into one file. Upload that file into Dropbox. Even if I do not use Macs in the future, I should be able to see all my ...
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3answers
688 views

Make backups of Dropbox folder every week

I have a Dropbox folder which is shared by couple of users. I would like to make a backup of this folder that will occur every week and store this backup on another hard drive. I can simply copy the ...
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1answer
118 views

Process for migrating Dropbox to SpiderOak

I want to move my data from dropbox to SpiderOak. I have 3 computers running dropbox. But I have a poor WAN connection with very limited upload bandwidth. So I thought I do as first step install the ...
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1answer
1k views

How to zip folder and upload to Dropbox?

I would like to zip a folder and upload to my dropbox from Ubuntu shell. I intend to use this as a backup solution, so it would also be nice to run everyday and replace the older file.. If dropbox ...
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3answers
4k views

How to set up a centralized backup server with lots of offsite workstations, intermittent internet connectivity, and stubborn users?

This might be an impossible question. Context: We have a bunch of computers across around 1000 users. We have a centralized office where 900 of the users work, most of the time. Most of the ...
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0answers
191 views

Folder synchronization software for great volumes and with a tracking database

I'm looking for a synchronization software for my iMac-MacBook configuration. Other systems would be a plus. I'd like to synchronize everything, which is many Gb, also for a backup purpose. I know ...
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2answers
2k views

Prevent data corruption when using dropbox

So i have a backup system running that basically stores all files in Dropbox using encfs. (In addition i do a nightly rsync of the complete Dropbox folder to Amazon S3). I'm quite happy with that ...
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1answer
168 views

Is there a performance hit to local file access with dropbox?

I've been considering using dropbox for a few reasons, since it seems to solve a lot of potential headaches. However, one thing I didn't find a lot of information on were the drawbacks from a ...
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1answer
566 views

Keep connection to external HDD alive on Mac OSX

Currently I have an external hdd connected to my Mac Mini and (as a temporary measure) we are backing this up to Dropbox using a Symbolic Link. This works fine but the main problem is when the ...
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1answer
406 views

Backup folder on Box.net - similar to Dropbox

Is there a way you can have a folder on your computer which would backup automatically on Box.net like you do with Dropbox? The reason I am not using Dropbox is for the capacity; Box.net offers 500GB ...
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1answer
438 views

How can I back up the Documents folder on my Macbook?

I don't want to use Dropbox because I don't want to sync a separate folder - I just want to sync the Documents folder that already exists in ~/Zachary/Documents. Any tool recommendations? Ideally ...
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1answer
357 views

How do I setup rsync and any other scripts to mimic a minimal viable replica of DropBox?

The tools I use to mimic the service are not as important as creating a reliable replacement in case something happens to the DropBox company (price flux, acquisition, etc) My original question was ...
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4k views

Is there any P2P private file storage? [closed]

I would like to upload my private encrypted files to the cloud. However I don't want to rely on a company to do this, such as Dropbox. If I share it on a P2P network (such as using torrents) nobody ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Syncing Chrome Extension Settings w/ Dropbox

I was wondering where I could find the settings for extensions in Google Chrome so I can create a symbolic link to synchronize the information w/ Dropbox until Google offers an official solution. ...
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5answers
6k views

Using Dropbox as a backup service

I'd like to use Dropbox as a backup service. By default, Dropbox will only synchronize files in the My Dropbox folder with my online storage. Can I configure it to synchronize from other locations, so ...
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4answers
222 views

Revision / backup software for folder?

I'm looking for a simple backup/revision software that will monitor a folder for new changes and make a backup of newly modified files? I have a folder with some text files, a few Word/Excel files and ...
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3answers
5k views

How to avoid losing all my files when my Dropbox syncs to a compromised Dropbox account?

So I am trying to find a way to prevent a possible Dropbox doomsday scenario. Say someone gets my dropbox login credentials. They log into the Dropbox web interface as me. They delete all my files. ...
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1answer
553 views

Using FileVault and online backup on OS X

I use Carbonite for offsite backup, and am considering turing on FileVault on my Mac. If I do so, what will happen to my Carbonite backup? Will Carbonite have to redo the entire backup? Does ...
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4answers
1k views

Alternative to dropbox with direct public link and explorer integration? [closed]

Dropbox is blocked in China! I need some other service that offers direct link to uploaded folders, like http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/123456/file.jpg from dropbox. And also could integrate with ...
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6answers
2k views

Best way to synchronise photos to three machines. Laptop, Desktop, NAS

I'm using Picasa as my photo management software, and I have a collection of photos that gets downloaded from my cameras either onto my Desktop or onto my Laptop. I'd like to automatically have ...