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Old November 26th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just tried out Dropbox for the first time today. I am pissed I waited this long to give it a go, especially owning Android Devices.

1. Dropbox backs up my Android pictures:
Dropbox isn’t just useful for sharing files with others, I am also a using it as a quick, easy, and secure way to keep an offsite backup my phones/tablets pictures. I use my phone for pictures all the time since I do not own a camera and my phones camera is just fine for the pictures I need to take. I always wanted an easy way to back up my photos to see on my PC or if something happens to my phone. I have Dropbox set up to automatically back up my phones pictures after I take new ones ensuring I have them in another place if something happens to my phone.

2. It is free. (for the amount of memory I need):
Chances are, unless you’re working with really large files, you can continue working with the free level of service indefinitely; if you start running short of space you can upgrade to a paid plan. Also, Dropbox offers many ways to upgrade your storage for free from connecting your social media accounts, telling them why you like Dropbox, scavenger hunts, and even referring friends.

When you refer a friend, both you and your friend that you refer get 500MB of free space. If you don't have an account, use the link below I just provided to sign up and start with 500MB of extra storage without having to do anything.

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3. Easily share files with friends:
This is one of my favorite Dropbox features. It makes sharing incredibly easy. You can create a shared folder and give access to selected people. You can also use the public folder wNhere you can put a file and create a public link to specific file, then use that link to share the file with anyone.

4. No file size limit:
You can backup and sync files of any size and any type with Dropbox, unlike some other cloud storage services that limit file size based on being a free user. The cool thing is that when you make changes to a file and then add it again to your Dropbox folder, it only syncs the changes made, making it quick and uses up less bandwidth.

If you aren't already using Dropbox, you might as well try it seeing as its free. I got my first android device 4 years ago and don't know why I have waited this long to try Dropbox with it.
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I have 53GB free for 2 years.
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It's very nice. I'm pretty close to 3Gb I think... I haven't checked in a while. I use it to backup school files and other nonsense that I need.

And I've got a Dropbox story for you guys:
I needed a file for a school project, in class. I needed the source for a security program, which was blocked by my school's DNS (malicious files)... well, I hopped on my phone, downloaded it, and pushed it to my Dropbox account. Once the file was happily in the cloud, I was able to download it through that.
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I've got around 32G also, like it a lot. I use a combination of Dropbox and Cubby (real time file sync and merging, handy for my work) for my needs.
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How did you get so much? Thought that 16GB was max for referrals.
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Yep, I have around 50gb of space and it does come in handy also.
My story, which was recently, I bought a C2D computer last month and installed Windows 7 along with Linux. Well since I installed W7 first, i use this USB Wifi modem for my internet access and for whatever reason, no current Windows have drivers for it. So I had to use my phone to get to Dropbox and download the drivers for the modem and use a USB thumb drive to install on W7. The things Window put you through to do simple stuff.
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How did you get so much? Thought that 16GB was max for referrals.
I got 20 or 25 for my EVO 4G LTE, and I think Galaxy's get that much or more.
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I got 20 or 25 for my EVO 4G LTE, and I think Galaxy's get that much or more.
Ah yes, makes sense.
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I have always been wary of cloud storage, I try to keep personal data personal.


Though it is not well liked, I bought WHS 2011 6 months ago for under $50. My reasoning: a permanent web address for my home network. If you didn't know, M$ gives you a perm .homeserver.com address.

The downside is that many apps have Dropbox (and clones) support that I do not have.

I used to utilize home FTP access but have been happy with WHS 2011.


Be kind in any replies, I know WHS is not the most popular tool.
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I bought Pocket for the touchy cloud stuff:

Secure your information with Pocket.

ABOUT POCKET
Pocket allows you to safely store all your sensitive data such as bank account details and passwords on your phone. Pocket is also useful for remembering all those bits and pieces of information in one place from frequent flier numbers to contact lens prescriptions.


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Pocket is all about security. Many people still store their sensitive information under contacts, which can easily be seen if your phone falls into the wrong hands...ouch! When you use Pocket, your data is encrypted using the industry standard AES-256. Only you will be able to access your data via a master password. Even if you lose your phone your data will still be safe. For extra security, Pocket doesn't store your master password locally on the device, but rather as a SHA-512 hash. In addition, Pocket self-locks after a timeout period and clears the clipboard to ensure your data is protected.


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Dropbox is indeed cool. Most people never get past the cloud storage features and really take a close look at some of the amazing things you can do with Dropbox. Like run a web site from your Dropbox or use it to control every DB connected device from any other DB connected device.

I dump all of my files into one Dropbox and they are sorted and moved to separate folders by file type. I can tag an image with a certain file name and the file will be automatically emailed to my brother with a text file from yet another folder, and I really like that I can drop Word documents into a special DB folder where it is converted to a PDF file and either emailed or moved to a folder.

Dropbox is very cool.
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Google Drive kinda does the same thing, but Dropbox won my heart first. I can’t imagine calling a droid a smartphone without it.
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I can drop Word documents into a special DB folder where it is converted to a PDF file and either emailed or moved to a folder.
These are 2 things I didn't know...

I'm looking at consolidating as many "cloud" functions as possible. I use it for sharing files and as a backup for images and videos. Most of my "cloud" stuff is actually not and is my NAS.

I have 54.8 GB sat not doing much.
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I'm up to 101Gigs free... lol.. (ALso 2 years)
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Don't know of a chart, but I have 105GB on Dropbox and a full terabyte on Google Drive and use both extensively. Drive is getting better and fully integrates with Google Docs and other Google services if you use that stuff. But Dropbox is faster and more flexible for ordinary files. Plus if like me, you use Linux, Dropbox is the only cloud storage service that offers a real Linux desktop client.

Advantage Dropbox.
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One feature of Cubby I really like you can sync files across multiple systems without using any cloud storage! We have our invoice file synced between all our systems which makes things much simpler now, we aren't stepping on each others invoice numbers anymore.
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One feature of Cubby I really like you can sync files across multiple systems without using any cloud storage! We have our invoice file synced between all our systems which makes things much simpler now, we aren't stepping on each others invoice numbers anymore.
Thanks for the tip! I've been a LogMeIn Pro user for ages, and I can't believe that they never thought to promote Cubby to me as a LMI customer.

I've been using a combination of rsync and the "File Synchronizer" function of PowerDesk to keep my music and video files synchronized between my Linux, Windows and Netgear NAS boxes, along with my various online hosts or services. This looks like a prayer answered.

Addendum: It works with my LogMeIn username and password!
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How did you get so much? Thought that 16GB was max for referrals.
Start with 2.5gigs, get another 500mb from doing the tour and stuff. Then an additional 640mb from linking Facebook and Twitter.

Then 3gigs from using the auto upload feature (you have to auto upload 3gigs). When this feature was in beta they gave away 5gigs for testing.

Then on top of that 16gigs from referrals.

I'm at 27gigs (for life ) totally free
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Dropbox is quite useful. I have it on all of my computers and on the Samsung Galaxy S3. One of the easiest ways of putting music onto my phone and keeping certain documents up-to-date on all my devices. Is there a Dropbox app for iOS? (thinking about playing devil's advocate and trying the iPhone5)
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I apologize in advance for the threadjack, but I'm looking for a good online storage. I'm looking for one:
  • with a TOS that keeps my files private to me
  • at least 200GiB of storage (I'm willing to pay, but not lots)
  • Linux client support that's as good as the Windows client
  • an Android client.

Cubby looks good, but I don't see any rates or storage limits, or Linux support. SugarSync looks more like what I'm looking for. Does anyone have real-world experience with a service like what I'm seeking?

Currently I'm storing my files online on a virtual host run by the ISP that does my DNS and business mail MTA service. I just had to upgrade to a $60/mo. deal after I broke the 150MB storage limit at $25/mo. My deal for the virtual host doesn't make any provision for data retrieval if the host host loses a drive. I don't even know if they're using RAID on the machine. A second managed online storage place would help me sleep better, and having pre-made client software is a luxury that I'd like to enjoy.

I like Amazon's S3 services, but can't justify the expense of a full-blown business class deal right now.
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Yes sir there is. Just switched over to android from ios. Been using it on iOS for years. There's also a handy app for the mac too, if you use one.
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Dropbox works in China, I'm actually impressed. Because so many of these cloud storage services seem to be United States only.
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I'm looking at consolidating as many "cloud" functions as possible. I use it for sharing files and as a backup for images and videos. Most of my "cloud" stuff is actually not and is my NAS.

I have 54.8 GB sat not doing much.
You should spend a few hours looking at web services, programs and addons designed specifically for Dropbox. There are hundreds of cool things out there.

More things arrive each week. I know this because I am writing a book about Dropbox and trust me, cloud storage is one of the last things I discuss. For me, cloud storage is a very minor part of Dropbox. Think of Dropbox as a conduit that connects every mobile device you own and you can use one device to control all Dropbox enabled devices.

When I record a voice memo, I do not save it. It goes immediately to my Dropbox. Same thing with the notes I write. No saving is required.

Then, take a look at Belvedere (for Windows) which can watch specific folders and follow rules you setup. Also, look at your favorite program for ideas as well. If a program can watch certain folders, it can be used by Dropbox.

I use it so much, I opted for Dropbox For Teams, so I now have a terabyte of storage I will likely never use.

I use Belvedere on my old desktop to handle the files I upload to my Dropbox. Belvedere watches a specific set of folders and whatever I upload to those Dropbox folders is changed, moved, copied, filed or emailed. I can even shut down my desktop server remotely with scripts dropped into a Dropbox folder.

And using other programs to turn on my PC, I will always have access. Especially since I run Dropbox as a Windows Service; it is ready before my desktop loads and even if the power fails, I know I will always have access

I find "Dropbox Automator" to be handy because it will do hundreds of different tings to the files you upload to a folder in your Dropbox. For example, copy a large picture, move the original to somewhere else, resize the copy and email it to someone with an attachment from somewhere else. The program looks for a file name, so only that specific picture will be changed.

There are free programs out there that let you create complex scripts or use those created by others to do some very complex things as well. Take a look at this: https://ifttt.com/dropbox

Did you know if you share files stored in your Dropbox, you can kick out members? This means if you want to remove the files from their system, Dropbox will help you do it. The files will be immediately removed from their drives when they sync. Assuming they have not moved the files; Dropbox is not a hacker tool, after all.

Although there was a time when you could upload a certain kind of modified file to your Dropbox to fool DB into fetching a different file. For example, if DB thinks "The White Album" is stored in your DB, you can DL the album because DB only stores one copy of a file. that is, if 1,256 people store The White Album in their folders, DB only actually stores one file on their servers, not 1,256 copies. Did you know that? So, you upload a file DB thinks is the album and when you DL it, the DL comes from some other DB user.

Look at TrueCrypt which you can use to encrypt sensitive data using a password alone or a fine from your computer, even a movie, picture or text file can be used as part of your encryption. Just do not forget your password or the file you decide to use as part of your protection scheme or kiss your encrypted files good bye. The picture cannot be changed in any way. It can even be a standard Windows .DLL or help file.

TC has been cracked so security is not necessarily absolute but it is good enough for most people.

A little research will reveal a vast assortment of tricky tricks and cooly cool and outrageously outrageous things you can do using addons for Dropbox.

Perhaps I should start a "Dropbox Cool Tricks" thread for non-political, non-partisan (no Apple or Google or Microsoft or BB sucks tangents) thread?

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It's very nice. I'm pretty close to 3Gb I think... I haven't checked in a while. I use it to backup school files and other nonsense that I need.

And I've got a Dropbox story for you guys:
I needed a file for a school project, in class. I needed the source for a security program, which was blocked by my school's DNS (malicious files)... well, I hopped on my phone, downloaded it, and pushed it to my Dropbox account. Once the file was happily in the cloud, I was able to download it through that.
Good idea. I do the same thing for client files (when I can) so they are always available.

Dropbox works great for project collaboration and you can remove files from the drives of those you decide to kick out of the group. Dropbox actually calls it "Kicking Out."

I often use it to start torrent remotely so they are available when I get home. Those Linux files are huge, you know?

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I apologize in advance for the threadjack, but I'm looking for a good online storage. I'm looking for one:
  • with a TOS that keeps my files private to me
  • at least 200GiB of storage (I'm willing to pay, but not lots)
  • Linux client support that's as good as the Windows client
  • an Android client.
Cubby looks good, but I don't see any rates or storage limits, or Linux support. SugarSync looks more like what I'm looking for. Does anyone have real-world experience with a service like what I'm seeking?
Dropbox offers a basic 2 gig account for free. They also offer a Pro account starting at ten bucks a month. You can have 100, 200 or 500 gigs with a Dropbox Pro account. Then there is the Dropbox for Teams which gives you a terabyte of storage at about 800.00 per year.

You can earn free storage added to your basic account by doing things like following them on Twitter or liking them on FaceBook. You can earn space for referring friends as well.

DB does not own your files or care about your account unless they suspect something is afoot. Like a basic account showing lots of traffic or you decide to setup multiple accounts or violate anything in their EULA/TOS.

Dropbox does not tolerate piracy and they will immediately shut off access until you prove you are innocent.

I use all three clients: Windows, iOS and Linux. I can upload to or download from any device and the files are available to any device and new files uploaded will be available to all connected devices, seamlessly.

Let me say this: I have never had any problem with DB. Flawless for the most part but as with anything like DB, they do go down for maintenance and yes, some accounts have been hacked. But that is to be expected with any and ALL cloud services.

If you think it cannot happen to you, you need to recall history. If they tell you you will always be safe, I say shennagains. Just assume it will happen.

And remember . . with DB, your files are always available even if you do not have net access because your files are also stored on your device.

You will find plenty of services we are told are bullet proof, but like all such claims, eventually, someone will prove them wrong and bad things happen.

Just simply assume that everything you post or upload will be read by people with no business seeing your data. Simply assume all accounts will be hacked and your sensitive data will be seen by others.

Simply assume your financial accounts will be hacked on line and proceed from there. Might not happen, probably will never happen, but it could happen and if you assume it will eventually happen, you can decide what you want to keep or not keep stored in the clouds.
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  • at least 200GiB of storage (I'm willing to pay, but not lots)
  • Linux client support that's as good as the Windows client
  • an Android client.

Cubby looks good, but I don't see any rates or storage limits, or Linux support. SugarSync looks more like what I'm looking for. Does anyone have real-world experience with a service like what I'm seeking?

Currently I'm storing my files online on a virtual host run by the ISP that does my DNS and business mail MTA service. I just had to upgrade to a $60/mo. deal after I broke the 150MB storage limit at $25/mo. My deal for the virtual host doesn't make any provision for data retrieval if the host host loses a drive. I don't even know if they're using RAID on the machine. A second managed online storage place would help me sleep better, and having pre-made client software is a luxury that I'd like to enjoy.

I like Amazon's S3 services, but can't justify the expense of a full-blown business class deal right now.
I use crashplan. Unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth. No syncing though, just backup. With dropbox free and unlimited backups, I'm good to go.

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Depending on your security settings on crashplan, you *will* be able to retrieve files from their servers whereever you are via their mobile app or web client.
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...There are free programs out there that let you create complex scripts or use those created by others to do some very complex things as well...

...A little research will reveal a vast assortment of tricky tricks and cooly cool and outrageously outrageous things you can do using addons for Dropbox.

Perhaps I should start a "Dropbox Cool Tricks" thread for non-political, non-partisan (no Apple or Google or Microsoft or BB sucks tangents) thread?
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I think I will.

Perhaps after dinner tonight.

Or tomorrow after coffee.

I am having chicken gumbo and perhaps a few grilled somethings with cheese. Probably pastrami or a nice pile of sausage.
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Dropbox offers a basic 2 gig account for free. They also offer a Pro account starting at ten bucks a month. You can have 100, 200 or 500 gigs with a Dropbox Pro account. Then there is the Dropbox for Teams which gives you a terabyte of storage at about 800.00 per year.
Looks good. At $19.99/mo. for 200GB, the price is right. I could do that and Packrat without worrying that I'm "blowing my budget" on stuff that I want but don't necessarily need.

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Works for me. I'm storing stuff like photos that I took, among other things. I don't want one of those 'social media empire that shall remain nameless' contracts that might have my work being sold with someone else getting the credit, profit and control over who sees what. Not that my personal photos are sale-worthy.

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That brings up another matter. I record stuff off the air that I'd like to share clips of. I also shoot my own video, but need the occasional ability to pass along news items. YouTube (and Google in general) is no longer suitable for doing this, and I don't want to use my business website to share personal stuff. Anybody know of a better video streaming service?

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Perhaps after dinner tonight.

Or tomorrow after coffee.

I am having chicken gumbo and perhaps a few grilled somethings with cheese. Probably pastrami or a nice pile of sausage.
Stop taunting me! I haven't had supper yet and now you're making me hungry!
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  • at least 200GiB of storage (I'm willing to pay, but not lots)
  • Linux client support that's as good as the Windows client
  • an Android client.

Cubby looks good, but I don't see any rates or storage limits, or Linux support. SugarSync looks more like what I'm looking for. Does anyone have real-world experience with a service like what I'm seeking?

Currently I'm storing my files online on a virtual host run by the ISP that does my DNS and business mail MTA service. I just had to upgrade to a $60/mo. deal after I broke the 150MB storage limit at $25/mo. My deal for the virtual host doesn't make any provision for data retrieval if the host host loses a drive. I don't even know if they're using RAID on the machine. A second managed online storage place would help me sleep better, and having pre-made client software is a luxury that I'd like to enjoy.

I like Amazon's S3 services, but can't justify the expense of a full-blown business class deal right now.
Have you considered a private Linux based FTP server?

Buffalo TeraStations, Qnap and other servers can be had for new/used at reasonable prices.
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I wouldn't put something as insecure as FTP out on the Internet in the 21st century, but I have colocated my own UNIX® host. I was an early client of and adviser to the California Community Colocation Project back when they were still colocated in Palo Alto, CA, and went on to be a founding member and chief executive of the Chicago Community Colocation Project which was located in, you guessed it: Chicago.

Both 501(c)(3) projects were based on buying colocation rack space, AC power and Internet connectivity at discount rates, with those who could afford to pay more subsidizing free services for other charitable businesses that needed an Internet presence. This model worked well as long as there were enough members with the disposable income (and altruistic desires) to kick in donations that covered our monthly expenses when our charity clients couldn't. Unfortunately market forces made this model unsustainable in the long run.

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Those are great for home use, but not suitable for Internet colocation. I have a Netgear ReadyNAS box at home. It's simple and compact, but my file server based on a full computer chassis, with a powerful RAID card moves files a LOT faster.

The bottom line is that I can't justify the expense of colocating my own machine on the Internet at this time. My account on an ISP-provided host is working for me now, but I'm interested in spending less, not more for storing data on an Internet host.
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Found your post and installed it. NOTHING works with this app. Login fails, Dropbox sync fails, desktop app cannot start because no database available. 100% supercrap.

100s of same errors logged into authors forum and not any word from him.
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100s of same errors logged into authors forum and not any word from him.
authors forum? Not sure what you mean there.

We are talking about Dropbox.com right?
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Why 2 years? There were some promotions that gave you a certain amount of extra space for two years. I had a 3 gig promotion that ended last november. My account went back to 25 gigs (free) and I been trucking ever since.

Been using dropbox for 5 years now I believe. I couldn't live without it, especially for school
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You have no offsite copies it seems. What do you do if:

1. House burns.
2. Equipment is stolen.
3. HD failure.

I keep multiple local copies of all critical files plus remote copies on Dropbox and Google Drive. Changed or added files on home computers, phones or tablets and photos or videos done with phones or tablets are immediately automatically synced to our PCs and both offsite accounts.

Barring the Apocalypse, I ain't losing nothin'.

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I keep multiple local copies of all critical files plus remote copies on Dropbox and Google Drive. Changed or added files on home computers, phones or tablets and photos or videos done with phones or tablets are immediately automatically synced to our PCs and both offsite accounts.

Barring the Apocalypse, I ain't losing nothin'.

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I have 2 drives mirrored. If one fails, replace and re-mirror. The drives are in place that unless stumbled upon no one will have the time to find them.

I keep the RAW photographs as well and have nearly 300GB from the past 12 years of digital cameras. Not to mention 600 scanned slides from my parent's days.
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All the popular file managers have had connectivity to Dropbox, Google Drive, other cloud services and much more for a long time.

You might check out File Explorer and FolderSync.

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