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Thetruthintech
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Thetruthintech,
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6/25/2014 | 1:07:42 PM
Re: Live Drive Cloud Storage is the best bang for your buck
Thanks for suggestion. Using to back up work files so I can see them on the go on my tablet and phone. Cheers!
James4403
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James4403,
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6/22/2014 | 4:13:07 PM
Live Drive Cloud Storage is the best bang for your buck
Use Live Drive.. Two terabytes of fully encrypted storage that you have the ability to access from any computer, tablet, or phone from anywhere for $12/mo... great stuff. I got the briefcase option. This company offers the best price I can find as far as quality cloud storage goes. Here's the link to the different packages http://www.livedrive.com/?a_aid=537373cedf18e

 

 
RobertFord
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6/19/2014 | 10:56:31 PM
How about using cloud storage as online backup?
Thanks Larry for such as a good info. Yes, there are many users who are paying for an online backup service who would be better-served by a cloud storage service. And most importantly, those cloud storage such as Google Drive and Dropbox offer quite a large storage for free! So people like me who like freebies will just use it as online backup by just uploading the files to these storage. Since it's too convenient, I put a lot of stuffs to Google Drive and the 15GB free space is easily full. Then, I started using those free cloud management solution such as http://jolidrive.com that is able to management many cloud storage within one management console so that I can literally get more free cloud storage space. That is cool, but not enough as it's not able to combine all the cloud as one. I need to decide which storage is for what type/category of data to store. For example, Google Drive is for storing photos, movies, and music, while Dropbox for working documents, etc. Then, I found http://free.cloudbacko.com that is able to combine many Google Drive / Dropbox accounts into one big space, which pretty satisfied my ever growing backup needs. Now, I've applied 6 Google Drive accounts primarily for using with Cloudbacko to get 6 x 15GB = 90GB free space. Good enough for my cloud backup purpose so far. Another cool feature is the files and filenames encryption before storing on the cloud. All my data storing on those 6 Google Drive accounts is now encrypted. When you browse your backup data through Google Drive web interface or installed software, they're encrytped into a bunch of meaningless info. So, people from Google will not be able to know what I've put into their cloud storage. It makes cloud storage a real good platform for online backup. I would say they will upset many online backup service providers, as this service is free. So, just like to share it here to let more people benefit from this cool service.
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4/29/2014 | 9:53:19 AM
This is the way to go

I love DropBox and have used it for years both personally and in a business environment. The biggest challenge that they face is they provide a service that is easily replicated by any number of companies, including powerful ones like Google , Amazon and Microsoft. The services are a dime a dozen right now and they way I see it, there are two things that can set a company apart: 1) tight integration with multiple platforms and 2) lots of storage space. Dropbox is doing a great job on the integration front. But right now, they are getting pressure on the storage space issue. So right now I am making the switch to a product by Barracuda called Copy. They start you out with 20GB of space (more than I have on DropBox after years) and with referrals of 5GB a pop it can go up quickly from there. Check it out at https://copy.com?r=BlX7tm.

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MAARSS,
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4/28/2014 | 12:57:52 PM
ARDIS BOX Public Beta is for uploading and share videos, music, pictures and documents
Hey friends,TARDIS BOX Public Beta is for uploading and share videos, music, pictures and documents.

https://tardis-box.com
TerriR704
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TerriR704,
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3/18/2014 | 12:41:18 AM
Re: Why Choose Between Online Only or Cloud Only: Hybrid is Best of Both
Hybrid is definitely the best of both worlds. I use use a stand-alone application that can backup to Google Drive (not synch). I use Syncdocs to do this, because it is easy and encrypts Google Drive.

Google Drive costs 2 bucks a month for 100GB now.
KellyG077
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KellyG077,
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3/17/2014 | 5:13:35 AM
www.dataprotecto.com/secure-online-cloud-storage-file-sharing/
Its a very well written article so far i have ever reaad but it really does not matter that what came first, What matter is what people are prefering now a days in this such modren working environment where data security has been taken very seriously.

People prefer cloud storage instead on online storage as per many data securoty officials.

There are many encryption software where you can save your data online or online cloud storage.

I have been using data protecto for online cloud storge and its giving me free 500mb space.
hwainwright@dattobackup.com
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hwainwright@dattobackup.com,
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3/11/2014 | 3:28:39 PM
Why Choose Between Online Only or Cloud Only: Hybrid is Best of Both

Datto utilizes Hybrid Cloud Technology to improve redundancy and allow users greater protection of their systems and data.  Hybrid Cloud continuity is simple in concept yet robust in feature set; it leverages the advantages of local backup and the security of the cloud.

It starts with workstations and servers protecting data locally across the Local Area Network (LAN) to the Datto appliance from there it is automatically transmitted to the secure Datto cloud. This technology improves fault tolerance while reducing the reliance on bandwidth speed. The local Datto device can act as a restore hub for everything from files to application and system fail over, it can also act as a staging environment for offsite transfer. Scheduling off-site data transfers can be critical for bandwidth management and carries no risk of having unsaved backups. In addition, should the local device be compromised data that was transferred to the Cloud can act as a replica site for the business.  A local only backup option cannot ensure data integrity should a site wide disaster occur.

http://dattobackup.com/

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j0el,
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3/10/2014 | 10:27:16 PM
Re: Cloud Storage is not a replacement for Online Backup
DavidL602 has it right.  Plus, with products like Acronis it is possible to do a bare metal recovery.  With the sync/share, if you were to lose your laptop or have it fail, you would have to reinstall the OS which could mean finding disks, drivers, configuration parameters, license keys, and bring it up to the point where you could copy your files back.

 

WIth products like Acronis you just boot from a USB key and recover the entire system image form the cloud. 
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3/10/2014 | 1:43:02 PM
OngoSync a Mobile App, to safely and securely backup/Sync Mobile data to Cloud
OngoSync is a Mobile App, to safely and securely backup/Sync Contacts, Call Logs, SMS, MMS, Browser Bookmarks, Media and non Media Files from your Mobile to our cloud.

View/edit/share your mobile data(Contacts, Call Log History, Bookmarks, Text and Multimedia messages, File Content), anywhere, anytime online(https://www.ongosync.com), even when your Mobile is not with you.

Control upload/download of individual data like Contacts, Call Log History, Bookmarks, Text and Multimedia messages, Bookmarks, File Content.

Currently, Mobile App is available only for Android Platform. Google Play link is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ongosync
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