Online hard-drive or back-up storage solution?

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  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 25 Mar 2010 17:05:39 7,010 posts
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    I was wondering if anyone can recommend an online storage solution?

    I've had two laptops nicked in as many years and am frustrated with having to pull all my documents back together from attachments/online galleries/hard-drives/memory sticks etc.

    What I'd ideally like is a solution whereby I can either
    a) Mark folders to automatically back-up online and they do it in the background or if I choose to do so
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    b) a drag and drop solution that behaves like a folder so I can just pull a bunch of files onto it and have them upload

    Anyone know of anything suitable?

    It's purely for storage and recovery - I don't need to share it with other people or run projects etc.
  • Chopsen 25 Mar 2010 17:06:14 15,999 posts
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    Dropbox?
  • macksed 25 Mar 2010 17:06:28 3,798 posts
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    dropbox; upto 3gb free; works perfectly =D
  • Immaterial 25 Mar 2010 17:18:23 1,377 posts
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    There's also G-Space, which is very nice for a firefox user.

    Think I'll just switch everything off.

  • Immaterial 25 Mar 2010 17:18:29 1,377 posts
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    stupid double-post.

    Think I'll just switch everything off.

  • nickthegun 25 Mar 2010 17:19:56 59,937 posts
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    Humyo do something like 100gb for 3 quid a month.

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  • Jazzy_Geoff 25 Mar 2010 17:20:58 7,767 posts
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    google docs is also good :)
  • Dirtbox 25 Mar 2010 17:22:02 78,209 posts
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    Dunno how it works, but Adrive has 50gb.

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  • HoriZon 25 Mar 2010 17:23:14 13,546 posts
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    The online ones freak me out tbh they have your stuff and tbh that scares me they can do anything to it if they wanted.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • nickthegun 25 Mar 2010 17:24:05 59,937 posts
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    Yeah. I used iDisk for a while and found that apple had drawn cocks over all my family photos.

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  • HoriZon 25 Mar 2010 17:24:58 13,546 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Yeah. I used iDisk for a while and found that apple had drawn cocks over all my family photos.

    Could happen!

    But i mean they could use your stuff i bet they can let the government have a look if they wanted etc.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • HoriZon 25 Mar 2010 17:29:11 13,546 posts
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    Yeah i understand that but if 'a' government really want to look they wouldn't have a choice this goes for all things though email is the same.

    Looks over shoulder...

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • corimi 25 Mar 2010 17:32:05 1,311 posts
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    Dropbox is great, but it's more of a syncing service than a backup service, so for each machine you connect you need to have enough storage space (at least at the minute).

    Jungle Disk ( https://www.jungledisk.com/ ) works like you describe - you tell it what folders to back up, and when to back up. It stores everything on Amazon S3, so the storage space is expandable and you pay for what you use rather than taking a plan for xxGB. It can be a bit slow accessing stuff from time to time, but I've found it to be solid, plus with a bit of shenanigans you can access your online disk from your iPhone, if you have such a thing :)
  • corimi 25 Mar 2010 17:32:06 1,311 posts
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    Ak, double click fingers
  • Deleted user 25 March 2010 17:33:09
    The MSN/Live one gives you 25Gb but I dunno if it's any good.
  • Bremenacht 25 Mar 2010 17:46:13 18,275 posts
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    Smuggo wrote:
    HoriZon wrote:
    But i mean they could use your stuff i bet they can let the government have a look if they wanted etc.

    Yeah but they'd find it fucking difficult to make money if it transpired they were sharing your personal info because people would stop using them.

    It's in their interests to keep it secure.
    Let's not mention the liklihood that data centres are probably in countries where our data protection laws don't apply, and that it's also in their interest to deny any breakdown in security. Your bank, credit card, and house details have become known to crooks? That must be your fault, you cheapskate untrustworthy mug of a consumer.

    I'm sure no-one would want to look, but I prefer to keep my business to myself.
  • Deleted user 25 March 2010 17:47:22
    I'm only gonna fill mine with my all time favourite porn clips anyway.
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