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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 ...
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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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Free Cloud Mind Map Solution [closed]

As a Software Engineer we had a lot of discussion on SE design. Although we sync every document on the development process on Google Doc, mind map just didn’t fit in Google doc yet. The best we can do ...
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Dropbox + truecrypt + svn or something else?

I would like a solution for cloud storage with the following demand: Secure, (only trust myself and not even the cloud storage provider) Support for versioning Compression Is these combination the ...
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How can I mount a Rackspace Cloud Files as a drive on a Mac & PC?

I want to have seamless access to my Rackspace files on my laptops. How do I mount my Rackspace as a drive?
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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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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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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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JungleDisk for Microsoft Azure

Is there something like JungleDisk, but based on Microsoft Azure?
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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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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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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 ...