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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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Home Server: server virtualisation, what to choose? [closed]

I'm looking for virtualisation solutions for storage and OS for a home server. A sort of private cloud where I manage the storage space independently of the VM space. This question focus on VM/server ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Home Server: storage virtualisation, what to choose?

I'm looking for virtualisation solutions for storage and OS for a home server. A sort of private cloud where I manage the storage space independently of the VM one. This question focus on storage ...
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Syncronisation tool for dropbox replacement

I have several Linux-PCs I want to be synced. I have a server exporting a filesystem via nfs, ftp or sshfs. I mount them to ~/syncenc. With encfs they are mounted to ~/sync. Working directly in this ...
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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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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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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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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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Transferring file with Dropbox when it gets cut in the middle

What happens if my internet is cut or I stop a file transfer midway while syncing with Dropbox? Do I need to restart the whole thing? Or does it continue midway?
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Sync files to an external hard drive and the cloud at the same time

I have been looking for a way to sync my files (on my Windows XP machine) to the cloud and at the same time sync those same files to my external hard drive. Is there any software out there (pref ...
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Directly Attach Files from Box.net in Thunderbird

Is there a way to directly attach a bunch of files (JPEG images, if the type matters) from my Box.net account to an e-mail that I'm composing in Thunderbird? Note that I don't want to hotlink to ...
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Desktop application allowing backup (syncing) of local folders onto Cloud Storage? [closed]

(I find it odd that this question hasn't been asked already... I thought there were more people paranoid that I am...) Anyway. Is there a desktop application, that allows me to backup a given folder ...
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Can I run multiple instances of SpiderOak?

I want to synch different folders that belong to different SpiderOak accounts. Can I run more than one instance of SpiderOak at the same time? Can I set them both up to start at startup? (I need ...
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any drawback of using bitbucket/github as cloud storage? [closed]

Technically it's OK to use such public version control system (svn, git, mercurial, etc) as cloud storage. But is it legal or is there any drawback of doing so?
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How to sync a Portable Apps folder?

Couldn't find a good resource for this particular dilemma, so I thought asking the good people at super user for help. Background: I am a portable apps enthusiast, and whenever possible, my apps are ...
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Cloud Storage/Sync solution for families [closed]

I am hoping someone knows of an online storage/sync service like Dropbox that can meet the following needs: I envision that each member of the family has a separate account to keep personal files. ...
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My uncle is the family historian. We need to host about 5-15 TB of images and video. Any inexpensive ideas?

Basically we have hq scans of thousands of old family photos. Plus tons of family video. We want to host them where we can still have total control over the content and restrict access. I'm a php ...
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Create storage cloud using old external drives?

I have so many external USB drives just laying around.. from 100GB to 1TB. I keep buying new ones because I outgrow the old ones. Is there some external drive out there where you can plug in other ...
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Real-Time Automated Amazon S3 Backup for Windows

I'm looking for a service I can configure in Windows 7 that will run in the background to monitor selected file system(s) for changes, and immediately push those changes in a lazy fashion to my Amazon ...
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How can automatically move my files to S3 at night?

I have a MacBook Air with a very small hard drive. So every night, I'd like to move all my large files off my hard drive and into S3. What's the best way for me to do that?
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Sync 30G among several computers using different gmail accounts

I would like to sync my files between computers. With gmail one has potentially 8G, and sometimes one can have several gmail accounts. I wonder if somehow several gmail accounts storage space could ...
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Looking For Live Exchange Backup Solution Utilitizing the Cloud (S3, Azure, whatever) [closed]

I have been tasked with finding some software or a service which can backup user mailboxes from a live Exchange server and SQL databases from MSSQL servers much like a Barracuda device might perform. ...
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What are some good options for shell access to a cloud unix account? [closed]

I'm interested in keeping a couple of gigabytes of personal files in the cloud with shell access to them. Basically, I want to be able to do something like ssh to a machine that I do not maintain, and ...
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How do I 'share' a folder to the public in dropbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you get a public link to a file in Dropbox that isn't in a public folder? I understand that I can share a single file to the public via a link on dropbox, but ...
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JungleDisk for Microsoft Azure

Is there something like JungleDisk, but based on Microsoft Azure?
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Mac Time Machine + Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

I wonder if I can use Azure Blob Storage to store Mac Time Machine files. Is it really possible to mount a blob storage as a drive for Mac Time Machine?
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How to map “Google Storage for Developers” as a drive in Windows?

I just got access to a nice "Google Storage for Developers"-account which I'd like to use as a backup-drive with Windows. Gladinet Cloud Desktop offers this functionality, but their implementation ...
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upload (backup) to cloud from commandline?

Is there any free and established (that is not trashy and prone to go away any day) cloud service that I can upload files to ? I need this for daily backup of some small amount of essential data from ...
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Threaded, incremental CLI/comand line windows FTP program

I need something that takes comands for incrementally copying an entire folder with threaded file transferring. Bonkey does not threading. My host caps me at 100kbps per thread. I am trying to do FTP ...
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Is it possible to use lastpass without the cloud feature?

I want to use lastpass locally, without having it upload my passwords to their site. In other words, I want it to work 100% offline. I know that the upload and cloud stuff is safe and all. Still, I'd ...
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Backups and Virtual Machines [closed]

Wanted: An automated backup solution, for a Windows-based PC, that provides for a holistic, seamless recovery. Practically: I'd like to restore my programs, not just my documents and pictures. ...
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What are your tips for using a Linux laptop as a dumb box and having all your data in the cloud? [closed]

I know that one of these days I'm going to lose my laptop and, I'd like to move to a situation where all my data is backed up to the cloud and the laptop is essentially a dumb box (I already make ...
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How do you store Digital Media

This is, in my opinion, a massive problem and one that the companies selling digital media will need to address at some point. I would quite like to be able to subscribe to programs, ala iTunes ...