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Offline xsphat

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« on: Fri, 25 July 2008, 11:31:42 »
I've been looking for a place to store files online and I found a few places that are cheap / free for a couple or a few GB of storage (which is plenty for me since it's all .doc files). I'm currently trying out Mozy while I'm waiting for an invite to Dropbox.

Does anyone use one of these services? If so, let me know what your experiences with are and which ones to avoid. The only thing I honestly care about is stability and Mac compatibility.

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« Reply #1 on: Fri, 25 July 2008, 12:04:27 »
This may be useful

http://www.rsync.net/

I don't use it though. But it integrates with the Mac OS.

rsync is a really cool tool, btw
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« Reply #2 on: Fri, 25 July 2008, 13:28:15 »
how about using Gmail.  I know it's meant to be for email, but it seems that it's pretty good for remote storage too.
http://www.lockergnome.com/osx/2005/10/18/use-gmail-like-a-hard-drive-on-your-mac/

i've used something similar for Windows, and it worked really well.

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« Reply #3 on: Fri, 25 July 2008, 13:58:41 »
I've been doing the gmail thing for a while but it kind of isn't what I need it to be. Mozy is supposed to back up my links and my Writing achieve automatically every week, so I hope it works out the way they say it does.

But dropbox looks really cool. Does anyone use it?

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« Reply #4 on: Fri, 25 July 2008, 14:20:19 »
iMav gave me an invite for it awhile back but unfortunately, it doesn't work with linux. I was not able to use it.
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« Reply #5 on: Fri, 25 July 2008, 14:32:13 »
Well, if iMav happens to have another invite, I'd be glad to take it off his hands. Did you find out about charges even though it alienates Linux users?

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« Reply #6 on: Fri, 25 July 2008, 14:34:07 »
And let me point out that even though I don't use Linux, I think it's crap that there isn't more support for it, especially in light of it's growing user base (which is partly due to Vista blowing ass so bad).

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« Reply #7 on: Fri, 25 July 2008, 14:56:22 »
as a linux user you get used to it. but thats ok, that rsync.net site I sent you looks promising, but I haven't tried it. It supports all OS's too.
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« Reply #9 on: Fri, 25 July 2008, 20:53:58 »
I tried box.net for the trial period, it's okay and they provide WebDAV access, so you can mount your online directory in your local directory tree using davfs on linux.

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« Reply #10 on: Fri, 25 July 2008, 22:13:57 »
Thanks for the invite iMav, I'll offer my invites here as well.

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« Reply #11 on: Sat, 26 July 2008, 01:40:17 »
Check this out:

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« Reply #12 on: Sat, 26 July 2008, 01:40:58 »
I signed up for the next beta in any case.

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« Reply #13 on: Sat, 26 July 2008, 06:07:05 »
Quote from: JulienC;6920
Why did you use the Comic Sans font for this post ? My eyes are bleeding.

Because I, specifically, wanted to annoy you.  ;)

I dunno, I was just goofing around with fonts that day.

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« Reply #15 on: Sun, 27 July 2008, 18:36:53 »
along these lines for those of you who are paranoid about the privacy of your data TrueCrypt is really awesome, I've been using it awhile.  It's very user friendly.

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« Reply #16 on: Sun, 27 July 2008, 19:31:57 »
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along these lines for those of you who are paranoid about the privacy of your data TrueCrypt is really awesome, I've been using it awhile.  It's very user friendly.

I use TrueCrypt on a 100MB virtual volume to store sensitive data.  very easy to use.
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« Reply #17 on: Sat, 23 August 2008, 01:17:41 »
Iíve still got 56K so itís an impossibility for me.

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« Reply #18 on: Sat, 23 August 2008, 11:28:08 »
TrueCrypt isn't specifically for online storage, it's cross platform and allows you to encrypt files and volumes (even physical disks).  You choose how big you want your volume to be.
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« Reply #19 on: Mon, 15 September 2008, 19:22:35 »
In case someone was wondering, dropbox now has a linux client.
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