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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 receive files wirelessly/remotely?

I am looking for a USB flash drive that I can send files to wirelessly or remotely; one that I can transfer files to without actually having to plug it into a computer that the files are on. Does ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 ...
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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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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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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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Exclude files from sync based on filename and/or filename extension in online file storage service [closed]

Is there an online file storage service (like DropBox, Google Drive, Skydrive) where it is possible to exclude files from sync based on filename and/or filename extension?
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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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Use DropBox Cloud storage from Linux file system

Anybody know how to use DropBox cloud storage from the Linux file system (that is, access the files through the file system without storing them locally, as opposed to the normal method of storing a ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Can I put Applications into Dropbox? If not, is there anywhere else I can?

I am wondering if I can use Dropbox to put applications in, or if there is another 'cloud' that I can use. This would make transferring applications from computer to computer much easier.
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What desktop app can sync Amazon S3 with an FTP folder?

What I'm trying to do is migrate large files off my web site to S3.
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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 ...