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Backup application with specific data security measures? [on hold]

I want to backup certain files and folders to a cloud provider. These are my most important files, they are already backed up to 2 different places and one of them will cease to work soon. So I ...
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Using WD myCloud cloud storage without the bundled apps?

Does anyone know or have experience using th western digital myCloud cloud storage without relying on their bundled applications. Like just use it over the cloud with access through IP address or ...
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Cloud Storage Map to Network Drive [closed]

I've been trying to find a cloud storage provider that can provide direct access as a mapped network drive. Are there any cloud storage providers that allow you to map a network drive over a protocol ...
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How to make an image of drive directly to cloud backup?

I found this command dd if=/dev/sda7 of=/dev/sdb4 The command makes an image of dev/sda7 onto dev/sdb4.What I need to do is to make the image directly oncloud backup like Ubuntu One or Dropbox ...
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Backing up a reasonable number of GB online [closed]

I am considering backing up my files to the cloud or quite simply just online. I know free services are few but exist. The thing is I want a truly free service where I can upload at least 100GB or a ...
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Possible to add a pre-populated item to the sidebar in Windows Explorer?

Anyone who has used Windows 8.1 has noticed that in Windows Explorer there is now a pre-populated sidebar item for SkyDrive. Just as there is for your Favorites, Network, and This PC. This is a ...
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Distributed data storage for slow network with high node churn?

What distributed data storage shall I use for reliably storing data over set of nodes with poor networking between them? I want something that: Does not expect that all nodes are reachable now, ...
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Cloud sync solution without having to install a desktop client?

I need to use some Cloud-sync solution on my workstation. Unfortunately due to the admin rights I cannot install Dropbox (my preferred cloud-sync) or some other solution. So I'm looking for ways to ...
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WD My Cloud very slow

I just bought a WD My Cloud 3 TB, connected it to my modem and connected 6 devices to it. Currently I am getting very slow response times, 0.5 - 3 seconds while browsing the files. (and it is empty) ...
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Cross-platform cloud storage and synchronization CLI?

I'm working with an academic project that's trying to optimize energy efficiency for homeowners by collecting sensor data in smart homes. The problem is that they have to upload their sensor data from ...
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How do I automatically sync/couple an Excel file to Onedrive on Mac OS X?

I know how to save a file on Onedrive and it all works fine. But I would like to couple an Excel-file on my computer (or elsewhere) to Onedrive. That is: I work on a file in Excel and when I save that ...
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How to automatically sync external drive to cloud storage? [closed]

Im looking for a cloud storage service that will allow me to store my computer files (Macbook) as well as everything in my external hard drive. I prefer for the files to be adding automatically ...
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Mirror cloud storage accounts

Is there any service that lets you mirror i.e. Dropbox and Drive? Let's say I change something on Dropbox and it's automatically applied to Drive as well. Like some sort of RAID-concept for cloud ...
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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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api / ftp / rsync / etc. access to “cheap” cloud storage

I'm setting up an offsite backup solution for all of my household data (currently ~10TB). I'd like to go with one of the cloud vendors (backblaze, crashplan, etc.) - but I can't seem to find any ...
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Best practice for storing really large amounts of user uploaded images

We currently have a Django-powered website that allows users to upload a lot of images. All of which are stored on our server on a single hard drive. The problem is: we slowly reach the maximum ...
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Why does copy.come uses A LOT of CPU?

I've noticed several times on Windows 8, and now on OSX 10.7 too, that the copy.com app (a dropbox clone) sometimes starts using a lot of CPU, usually over 100%. This happens suddenly for no apparent ...
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Portable Dropbox/Google Drive

I am planning to buy a new external harddisk, which will hold my project files using XAMPP Portable, my contacts, documents etc, as this thing is dealing with sensitive data, and I cannot rely on a ...
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Synchronise changes to file system

I have a moderately-sized stash (~100GB) of music and photos (and other documents). I'd like to be able to keep (at least) two copies of the files in sync, without requiring that all the PCs be ...
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Blocking SkyDrive on windows 7

I need to block access to MS Skydrive. Its easy enough to block the application, using AppLocker or our AV program. However it will still be available via the web. Is SkyDrive.com and ...
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What is the cloud? [duplicate]

I don't know if this question is suited for superuser or not, but it doesn't seem right for Stack Overflow. Basically I have been hearing a lot about the cloud, but I don't understand what exactly it ...
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Combine multiple online cloud storage services into one drive? [closed]

Cloud storage services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and SkyDrive, all provide a limited amount of free online storage. Is there any way, preferably for OS X or Linux, to combine them into a single ...
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Is Google Drive suitable for use as a corporate file server

We have been using Google apps for a while and I was wondering if I could/should migrate the our corporate file servers over to use Google Drive? as this would mean all my users will have access to ...
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Google drive for multiple Windows users

My wife installed the Google Drive application on her account on our Win 7 desktop. I went to install it on my Windows user (Administrator) and it will start for a second then exit. Can Google Drive ...
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USB Flash Drive that can Recieve Files Wirelessly/Remotely

I am looking for a USB Flash Drive that I can send files to wirelessly/remotely; one that I can transfer files to without actually having to plug it into a computer that the files are on. Does anyone ...
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What network protocol can I use to securely transparently mount a remote file system over an inconsistant connection?

I have a (Debian) file server with lots of storage space, connected to my home network. I have a (Debian) laptop that's sometimes connected to my home network,but travels around with me: sometimes it ...
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How can I securely sync files between machines without needing to run my own server? [closed]

I know of a number of different cloud storage vendors with all sorts of different features. I'm looking for a way to sync files between different machines without the service provider being able to ...
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Best way to sync vimrc files

What is the best way to sync my vimrc to multiple computers, I have multiple different linux and windows installations that I would like it to be synced to and would prefer to rely on some sort of ...
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Personal Cloud Storage

I have an openwrt installed router. I can attach my hdds to the router and access my files from my any computer in the local area network. I am using the university housing wired internet service. ...
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Backing files up with Dropbox and Google Drive simultaneously

I know there are potentially ways to do this by putting your dropbox folders within your Google Drive folder, but it makes me a bit nervous. I have plenty of room on my hard drive, so figured maybe ...
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Has anyone created a “Live Mesh” like application that uses SkyDrive?

Now that Windows LiveMesh is gone, i'm looking for an alternative. Preferably one that uses SkyDrive storage. The key point is the ability to specify a folder to sync, e.g.: D:\Games\World of ...
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Program to access cloud service as a mapped drive on Windows XP/7

I was wondering if there's an online cloud service that can be accessed as a mapped drive letter on Windows XP and Windows 7? Something that would let me for instance, see files from a cloud in ...
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Using a dropbox-type solution for students where their folders are protected [closed]

I need a solution like dropbox for computers in our lab where students have access to their files. We created an account for our lab on dropbox and so there's a folder now synced on all computers for ...
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Synchronizing setting files cross computers

Many times we work on different computers but we want to have the same updated start-up and setting files available across. We can obviously use cloud storage services but how do we update settings ...
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Cubby will not DirectSync between two computers

I have a folder on my work computer (Windows 7 64 bit) containing ~250MB. It was previously on my SkyDrive so I could access it at home, until I decided yesterday to use the DirectSync feature of ...
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How can I encrypt a file on Windows 8 before storing it on Dropbox?

I would like to store some sensitive information in the cloud (my preferred cloud service is Dropbox). I would like to encrypt it before putting it in the Dropbox folder for synchronization. What's ...
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Way to auto resize photos before uploaded to cloud service?

I love using auto syncing services to have my photos taken with my smartphone stored on a cloud storage service. One problem though is that the photos are uploaded in high resolution and takes up a ...
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How do I get a backlog of podcasts into a cloud-based stream for my iPhone?

I have a large ~30Gb backlog of podcast episodes that I am slowly working my way through. Currently these are stored in iTunes and I occasionally sync an old iPod Classic to get new episodes and ...
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Is it possible to map a network path to any cloud storage hosts?

I use Microsoft SkyDrive and Google Drive. I was wondering if it was possible to map to a folder on a cloud service via FTP or something similar? I don't see any obvious ways on Google, or SkyDrive ...
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Is it dangerous to use both Sky Drive and Dropbox?

I'd like to experiment with Sky Drive, but keep using my Dropbox account unless I decide to switch. This answer gives instructions for how to set up both at the same time, but I'm a little worried ...
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Google Drive status icons not appearing in Windows Explorer

I have installed the Google Drive client for Windows. However, the status icons (green check mark, à la DropBox) are not appearing next to the files' names in Explorer. I'm running Windows 7 Pro SP1, ...
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How can I backup a remote home directory to the cloud?

I was looking to backup a home directory of mine to a cloud service such as Dropbox or Ubuntu One. It is my account on my university's servers. We recently had a file server failure but luckily they ...
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Would it be okay to use the Amazon S3 for personal use? [closed]

I understand that AWS is meant for corporate use, but I just thought about using the S3 for personal backups, and by using their calculator it seems like it would be quite cheap in comparison to other ...
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How to transfer all public files on one skydrive account to another?

How do you transfer all public files on one skydrive account to another? I have some files that I have made public and my friends wants to transfer/copy those files to his account without downloading ...
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Why does Dropbox use so much memory on Linux?

pmap shows that Dropbox uses nearly 200MB of memory (on Linux). When I run Dropbox on Windows, it only uses about 30MB of memory. What is the reason for that? Also, why are there so many [ anon ] ...
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how to download dropbox files using wget command?

Seems I can only download dropbox files using explorer such as chrome and firefox. If I use wget to download, then I would get a file which is in html format. Why? For example you can open this link ...
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Backup the Windows user folder in the cloud?

As I understand it, Google Drive and Dropbox, the two cloud storage providers I happen to know, can only sync a predefined folder that is created upon installation. I'd be happy to have an automated ...
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Transparent file encryption

So I'm paranoid...well kind of. I'm curious if there is a solution out there that will take files from a specific location, automatically encrypt them using a provided key, and copy them to another ...
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Good practices of creating redundant archive for long time cloud storage

I want to create digital archive of photos, documents and other imporant stuff to store in the cloud (likely Amazon Glacier). Preferably one year per archive, up to 10 gigabytes each. I want to make ...
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How do I compare cloud based back ups to server based back ups?

I habe been asked to research back up systems for our software and files. We have Windows 7 on most of our computers and XP on the others. We're looking at getting new industry specific software in ...