Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:59 am Post
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:18 am Post
Sanguinius wrote:So, with life descending on me with the fury of Justin Bieber when he realizes his tattoos make no sense, I've been out of some loops and ignoring others. Just finally checked some emails and found out that Cubby is going away? What the heck. Time to move everything to yet ANOTHER service. Anyway, I recently took advantage of a discounted price on the cloud service Zoolz. It SEEMS to do automated updating of changed files on your computer, similar to Cubby and Dropbox. I've done a couple of test runs with some unimportant files, and everything appears to work, but the devil is in the dot-com, as they say.
My question, therefore, is whether anyone here uses Zoolz for their cloud backup process and has any advice or cautions they'd be willing to provide? I think this might be a decent alternative (and a heck of a lot cheaper -- 1TB lifetime storage for less than $50, no monthly subscription), but now that I'm writing again, I don't want to commit myself to a system that will devour my thoughts and dreams the way GDrive does.
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:53 pm Post
xiamenese wrote:I don't know about Zoolz, but with the demise of Cubby, I'm using Sync—www.sync.com—to work with my collaborators in China, where Dropbox is blocked. It works fine on my Mac, but I'm getting the impression that she—Windows user—is having problems with new automatic saves happening before the previous one has finished uploading. I suspect this is down to the GFWoC slowing down the process, so have asked her to make the pause triggering an automatic save much longer.
I'll check out Zoolz from the Mac point of view, in case Sync + GFWoC continues to be causing too many conflicts.
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:13 pm Post
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:54 pm Post
I can access it, but half the space is taken up with files in the trash which I can't clear as I no longer have the machine I was using at the time so, because of the encryption system, they are off-limits to me.
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:45 pm Post
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:44 am Post
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:23 pm Post
Dormouse wrote:Low prices and lifetime storage is not a sustainable longterm business model
You will need to plan for its demise.
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:33 pm Post
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:29 pm Post
Graybyrd wrote:I've greatly enjoyed DropBox for several years now; and it's the only service I'm aware of that is supported by most Linux distributions. That said, I've hit their free account limits several times & had to cull/delete the deadwood. Sync has proven to be dependable, with larger free account storage. Sadly, Sync does not support Linux.
Some long time back, about the time of the online upheaval of the US Gov't demanding access to user accounts on offshore storage vaults of US services, I found an offshore storage service hosted by a French company, thus out of reach of US demands. Hubic.com offers 25GB free home-account storage space, with a web browser interface. It's no DropBox or Sync, but it is good alternative for secure, locker-style parking of encrypted personal archival files one wishes not to lose in event of a home disaster.
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