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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Using Azure as a backup drive only

I have some Azure credits from my MSDN subscription, but I don't need a website on there. However I do have a need for backing up 300GB of photos and files to the cloud, for which I am considering ...
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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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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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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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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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Efficient solution for on the cloud backup and archiving [closed]

At my current office i have an old PowerEdge server machine with the following spec: 2.1 Xeon, 500GB, 8GB DDR2. The machine is installed with MS Server 2008, and mostly used as a storage server ...
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How to transfer my files from Ubuntu one to another cloud?

As we all know , Ubuntu one services are coming to an end. I was wondering if there was a way to transfer files between ubuntu one and mega ? If anybody has done something of the like please help.
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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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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 ...