[ubuntu-uk] Preferred online storage solution?
gbplinux at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 11:51:25 UTC 2011
On 16/02/11 11:36, Dave Hanson wrote:
> I sure you can tell from the subject where this is going :)
> I'm particularly keen to find out what everyones preferred online
> storage solution is and why, I ask because I am struggling to find one
> suitable for Ubuntu, here's what I have tried;
> - Ubuntu One (obviously)
> The main issue with this for me is that it seems to be ALWAYS doing
> something in the background even if there is nothing to sync, and when
> it does do the syncing it's so sloooow. I'm not moving huge files
> around but some are a good few MB in size and a the cluttered
> directory structure I use accompanied with the large amount of small
> files just don't seem to be suited as it can take an absolute age for
> the browser based version of Ubuntu One to correspond to what my local
> folder contains once I have moved something around or added to the
> - Spider Oak
> It seemed ideal at first as I study at University, Spider Oak boasts
> that it will automatically backup my files each time I save and keep a
> copy for me at no cost to my storage limit, excellent? Not quite, the
> backup of the files is true but the use of space is not, and I have
> already run out of my allowance. You can download the files from their
> site, but you cannot then upload!? - odd. (well, it seems odd to me
> anyway?) The uploads/syncing also seems to be a lot quicker than One.
> - Sky Drive/Live Mesh (I know it's a bit taboo talking about MS here,
> apologies in advance)
> The best I have tried in my opinion, fast syncing & uploads, didn't
> seem to be doing a huge about in the background wasting resources and
> the Sky Drive also comes with 25GB of online storage, The drive can
> also be mounted to windows so it seems like a standard drive. shame it
> can't be ran on Ubuntu as I have recently made the permanent 'switch'
> and abandoned Windows all together.
> So that concludes my (very) shortlist and my experiences, And as I say
> "I'm particularly keen to find out what everyones preferred online
> storage solution is and why".
> Thanks Everybody.
No-one's mentioned Googledocs - certainly the cheapest option (£5 per
anuum) for 20GB apart from Skydrive. OO and LO also have an extension
that allows you to open and save documents directly from Googledocs...No
synching or automated backup though.
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