Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:47 am Post
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:25 pm Post
My main reservation is that using iCloud Drive doesn’t really tell you what it’s doing so you’re not always sure whether sync has finished or not.
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:19 pm Post
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:58 am Post
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:22 am Post
That was the general idea; DropBox would become Scriv only whilst everything else would be put on iCloud. The latter still need reliable sync capabilities though in case I update some of the older stuff.ChrisRosser wrote:I use both iCloud and Dropbox (9GB of acquired space).
Might I suggest a little shuffling around. Since iCloud is much cheaper than Dropbox, why move stuff to iCloud and slim down Dropbox for use with Scrivener and other apps that don't yet play with iCloud..
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:03 am Post
I'm looking at setting up a NAS using Synology or QNAP as I could also use it for backing up other stuff. Unless I only sync from home, the problems of incomplete sync when done via the Uni WiFil network might also remain, depending on the sync software these systems use. Makes you appreciate just how good DropBox is and why Keith opted to use it for the iPad version of Scriv.
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:35 pm Post
Didn't think of that It's quite a while since I built my own PC. Currently there appear to be quite a few Mac Mini knockoffs, one of which might make a useful home NAS. After all that's pretty much what Synology and QNAP are, mini PCs running some variant of Linux. Long time since I played with the penguin, but since I've got a Unix background it shouldn't be too difficult. The problems might come in syncing with IOS devices.ChrisRosser wrote:I use a combination of a home NAS (self built running Linux) for media storage and Amazon S3 for offsite backup. It's great for this but it's not very iOS friendly. I believe Synology and QNAP have iOS apps that might make things better on iDevices.
Can't have too many backupsChrisRosser wrote:Although I use iCloud and Dropbox for my iDevices, I still believe in a multi-system approach with a good dose of local, open source servers I can fully control .
Can't say I hate it and it's certainly reliable, but the company does blow a lot of smoke when it comes to privacy. Still trust your stuff to a third party and I guess that's what happens unless you roll your own encryption.ChrisRosser wrote:I agree about DropBox, I hate it and the company but it's rock solid and it's the best choice for Scrivener's bundle format.
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:54 am Post
Tacitus wrote:The problems might come in syncing with IOS devices.
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:13 am Post
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:58 am Post
devinganger wrote:That's because iOS is consumer-oriented and wants a simple solution that meets all *technical* needs. Standing up your own file server and making it securely available to devices not on the local WiFi is, while a solvable problem, not a problem that most of Apple's target audience *wants* to solve.
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:54 am Post
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