Free cloud storage--> Copy(app, the name of it is Copy)

djcoder

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Slightly OT but you know that instead of relying on Dropbox-style synchronization where you rely on a server as the middleman, you could just go decentralized and directly sync all of your devices? It's nowhere near as hard as it sounds, and the BitTorrent labs have actually made a client for it called bittorrent sync. I use it instead of Dropbox, it's more secure (files are only stored on the computers I sync it to) and there's no storage limit - except your hard drive. Syncs all the movies I rip from DVDs on my desktop to my HTPC, and the storage rules means that I can sync photos to my phone but not anything else. Plus, it's a lot harder for the NSA to see what I sync! :)


Signed up for the hell of it so that you can get your extra 5GB.
 

sir_rob

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Done.

Please use mine:

https://copy.com?r=Szw778

I am looking forward to using the sync function. I think that I will transition from dropbox to this for auto photo uploads from my phone. I have always sync automatically backup my dropbox folder to my file server. I will just have to switch folders with way more space. Very cool!
 
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sir_rob

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No. My understanding is they intend to keep both free accounts and paid accounts as long as they are in business, but no one knows the future.

They can't charge you anything. They don't even ask for your credit card or any billable information. It is basically like a free email signup.
 
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No. My understanding is they intend to keep both free accounts and paid accounts as long as they are in business, but no one knows the future.

They can't charge you anything. They don't even ask for your credit card or any billable information. It is basically like a free email signup.

Thanks for that bit of information :D
 
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Done.

Please use mine:

https://copy.com?r=Szw778

I am looking forward to using the sync function. I think that I will transition from dropbox to this for auto photo uploads from my phone. I have always sync automatically backup my dropbox folder to my file server. I will just have to switch folders with way more space. Very cool!

I used yours!!!

Just got mines too!!!

Please use my code:
https://copy.com?r=gsuOLd
 
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sir_rob

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Slightly OT but you know that instead of relying on Dropbox-style synchronization where you rely on a server as the middleman, you could just go decentralized and directly sync all of your devices? It's nowhere near as hard as it sounds, and the BitTorrent labs have actually made a client for it called bittorrent sync.

Thanks for that info. I have started looking into this. Do you have much experience with BitRorrent Sync? Questions about robustness and multiple change handling are concerns to me. I may eventually switch over even though I just got our computers and phones set up with Copy. For now Copy is working quite well.

Here is my wife's code:

https://copy.com?r=47RnB4
 

advb69

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I am always a bit wary of unencrypted cloud services but I like the flexibility of the Copy service and have been using it for a while. I use Cloudfogger to encrypt sensitive files before I upload them. As it uses on the fly encryption/decryption, Windows Explorer shows the decrypted files so you don't have to make duplicate files. The only problem of using Cloudfogger with the Copy sync utility is that the utility integrates with Windows Explorer and so decrypts the files before uploading! To get round this, I have set the Copy utility so it doesn't start automatically and then I stop the Cloudfogger service before I start the sync. I then stop the Copy utility once the sync is complete and log back in to Cloudfogger. Not ideal but it does the trick.

But if you files are not sensitive, Copy is great just as it is.

As I've already joined Copy, I can't use the referral link of the previous posters but I'll try to "earn my supper" by answering any questions about my experience of it. So if any kind soul wants to use my referral link, it is:

https://copy.com?r=YT0wqR
 

advb69

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I am always a bit wary of unencrypted cloud services but I like the flexibility of the Copy service and have been using it for a while. I use Cloudfogger to encrypt sensitive files before I upload them. As it uses on the fly encryption/decryption, Windows Explorer shows the decrypted files so you don't have to make duplicate files. The only problem of using Cloudfogger with the Copy sync utility is that the utility integrates with Windows Explorer and so decrypts the files before uploading! To get round this, I have set the Copy utility so it doesn't start automatically and then I stop the Cloudfogger service before I start the sync. I then stop the Copy utility once the sync is complete and log back in to Cloudfogger. Not ideal but it does the trick.

But if you files are not sensitive, Copy is great just as it is.

As I've already joined Copy, I can't use the referral link of the previous posters but I'll try to "earn my supper" by answering any questions about my experience of it. So if any kind soul wants to use my referral link, it is:

https://copy.com?r=YT0wqR

By the way, I have noticed another thing about the service. Although I haven't yet found a cloud aggregator (like JoliDrive) which works with Copy, there is a a developer page and (very limited) free app page:
https://www.copy.com/developer
https://www.copy.com/applications

So it does look like they are serious about trying to bring the service to the widest possible audience. Which can only be a good thing for our free accounts.
 

J-Will

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advb69, thanks for all your info. I think the key takeaway is that anything on this cloud storage should be backed up elsewhere, and not sensitive data. That should cover any 'free account gotchas' and potential security issues.

I can live with that, esp with the sheer quantity of (free) storage available.
 
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