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Posted March 27, 2014 - 10:23 AM

If you use cloud storage or are thinking about it here is an article on the top 10 sites.  Most of the time the guy who writes these article gets very technical but this one I think everyone can understand. :smilewink:


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 10:40 AM

If you stored things in a cloud, wouldn't they just get wet and fall? Keep Smilling, Rick


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 11:37 AM

I prefer to keep my files on my system.

 

If I need more space, I buy a bigger hard drive.

 

If I want to share stuff, my ISP provides me with 7 email accounts with corresponding web space accounts, which have more than enough space for my needs.

 

I prefer to keep my data secured, and don't want to lose control of it.

 

Uploading everything to a cloud server opens up problems when the server is down, or network traffic slows down, or the server gets hacked.



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Posted March 27, 2014 - 02:36 PM

I'm the same way when it comes to my personal data, but I have been using Dropbox for the last couple of years to store all my manuals on the different pieces of equipment I work on and it is nice to be able to access them both in the shop and in my office in the house.  I have access to the files through my file manager which makes it seemless like the local files.


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 03:15 PM

I have dropbox set up on my Mac at the church and at home.  Start a project one place, save, and make changes somewhere else.  


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 05:26 PM

my internet provider

gives me 5gb of free backup storage and 20mb of free web storage

 

I used the web storage for a web page I had years ago

all you need is a a program like filezillia to be able to upload to the web storage 

fileszillia - you can upload the the file there

on the web storage all you need to do is enter the web storage  in a browser to see what it there.

you can share that web site with others what you have there.

they can download from there - but they can not upload

 

check with your internet provider to see what they offer you for free

which it is not free - it is part of your internet package


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Posted March 27, 2014 - 06:38 PM

...I have been using Dropbox for the last couple of years to store all my manuals on the different pieces of equipment I work on and it is nice to be able to access them both in the shop and in my office in the house.

 

Same here only using box.com.  What's really nice is that my co-workers can also access the manuals.  I can allow each person to have editing privileges or keep them read only.  The android app works great and allows editing of documents as well.


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