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#26 Shirin Zaban

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:25 AM

I installed it.

But really I can not understand what is that for and how it could help bootland.
This is new for me,so i really can't understand how and why should i use that
to be help.

Please some one tell me about this topic in easy words

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#27 Nuno Brito

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:30 AM

Dropbox is a tool that runs in your computer, it creates a folder on your desktop called "My Dropbox".

All files you place inside "My Dropbox" gets uploaded automatically to their site and only you see them.

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If you lose the computer or something bad happens, those files will be safe on dropbox and you'll be able to get them back.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:36 AM

Thanks
But how doing this by me can be help to bootland?

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#29 Nuno Brito

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:03 AM

Do you remember the link on the email message?

It was a referral.

Each person that clicks on the referral and installs dropbox gives an extra 250Mb to our boot land account on dropbox.

The boot land account has grown to 10Gb which is more than enough to backup the forums (we only needed around 3Gb).

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I keep the files of the forum software of boot land synchronized with a folder that is placed inside dropbox, this way the backup is continuous.

If the server goes down, we can still access all the files from boot land and recover the site in case of attack. Since all files are automatically versioned, if some change is done that has gone wrong, we can also revert the changes to a previous state.

It's a handy tool for desktop users but it is also very good tool for server maintenance.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:07 AM

Thanks a lot Nuno

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:08 PM

Thanks for BootLand. I signed up for Dropbox using the referral link.

Good luck,

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:21 PM

I have also signed up and installed it.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:42 PM

Hellow everyone.

I have some questions about!:

1)-Ours "machines" must be on 24 hours by day?

2)-We must pay to have drop box or pay to service?

3)-Ours internet connections can be dial up (slow, As the mine is)?

4)-How many disk space is needded, (just 250-MB)?

Thanks a lot.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:45 PM

hmm I see you already reached the 8GB bonus limit, nice :D.

BTW I just installed dropbox and it's exactly what I was looking for, thanks a lot Nuno!!

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1)-Ours "machines" must be on 24 hours by day?

No, once your files are synced (green dot), they are stored in dropbox' servers and can be accessed anywhere, even if your machines are off.

2)-We must pay to have drop box or pay to service?

You only have to pay if you need more storage capacity (50GB: U$9,99 per month or U$99,99 per yer / 100GB: U$19,99 per month or U$ 199,99 per year).
if you don't need that much, you can start with the free package (2GB) and receive an additional 250MB for each of your referrals that install dropbox, so you can have up to 10GB for free.

3)-Ours internet connections can be dial up (slow, As the mine is)?

I'm not sure, but I guess yes. It just will be slower than a turtle :).

4)-How many disk space is needded, (just 250-MB)?

What do you mean? The installation package is around 13MB and once installed, the program uses 24MB.
(Hmm I just realized the setup installs the program files to %APPDATA% and not %PROGRAMFILES% :) )

Obs.: Se precisar de mais informações, me manda PM :)

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:54 PM

Many Thanks for BootLand. I signed up for Dropbox using the referral link.

You guys rock... :D

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:12 PM

Just to let people know: we have reached the max number of referrals, no more signups are needed. :)

I have some questions about!:

1)-Ours "machines" must be on 24 hours by day?

No. Each person that signs up gets an individual account.

You can use your computer without any changes. The storage gets synchronized when you get online. As far as boot land is concerned: you can even stop using dropbox right after installing it once and uninstalling right away.


2)-We must pay to have drop box or pay to service?

It's completely free but you're restricted to 2Gb. You can upgrade to 50Gb but it will cost 9 USD per month.

Using referrals you get 250 Mb per each person that follow your link to try out dropbox to a max of 8 GB.

3)-Ours internet connections can be dial up (slow, As the mine is)?

Sure, mine is also dial up. You only spend bandwidth when files are changed on your disk, if you don't touch them, no bandwidth is used.

4)-How many disk space is needded, (just 250-MB)?

For you to use dropbox I'd recommend you keep 2Gb free on your disk but this all depends on the files that you put there.

hmm I see you already reached the 8GB bonus limit

Yes, all done but you can still try dropbox for the fun of it. It's really handy.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:56 PM

i signed up early today. very useful, thanks for telling us about it.:D

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 06:26 PM

just signed up - plus it looks useful and works on win2k.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:10 PM

It looks useful. I just was searching for something like this. Or thinking to create something like this for my own purpose. Once again thank u BootLand . By the way i registered also using link.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:12 PM

Hi,

Has anybody looked at ADrive? 50 GB of storage free.
A Drive
Storage plans Storage Plans
Don't know how they interact with Ubuntu,
but it may be worth looking into - also for other purposes.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:56 PM

Yes, adrive seems like a really cool way to get 50Gb but they offer no integration with other OS's in the free plan nor backup history in case things go wrong.

Dropbox still beats them in those points.

Nevertheless, I'll keep it in mind for bulk storage or extra location to keep files as well. (I hope they allow FTP upload).

:D

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:07 PM

You guys should take a look at Microsoft SkyDrive

They give you 25GB of space for Free

Someone also wrote an App that mounts it in windows, so something could prob be written for linux as well..

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:43 PM

done, i hope this help a lil
have a nice day

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:21 PM

Yes, adrive seems like a really cool way to get 50Gb but they offer no integration with other OS's in the free plan nor backup history in case things go wrong.

Dropbox still beats them in those points.

Nevertheless, I'll keep it in mind for bulk storage or extra location to keep files as well. (I hope they allow FTP upload).

:D

Hi Nuno,

Yes ,you're right on some points re the free account,but look at the difference 2 GB vs 50 GB.
The Signature account does offer the features you mentioned
and is cheaper than Dropbox - see below
$6.95/month for 50GB --- $5.80/month if paid for the year.
http://www.adrive.co...plans_signature

Some comparisons
Using Online Storage - Top Service Offerings
http://www.brighthub...cles/32028.aspx
Online Storage Sites Comparison Encryption
http://www.brighthub...spx?image=12246

Different service -different features -It all depends what one needs.

Pete.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:54 PM

Someone also wrote an App that mounts it in windows, so something could prob be written for linux as well..

It's a risk. Dropbox has a well tested tool for ubuntu that integrated really nice.

The Signature account does offer the features you mentioned
and is cheaper than Dropbox - see below

Yes, but the goal is keeping everything free from costs for as long as possible. :D

50Gb is a good suggestion for big periodic backups that are made on static basis but in overall when looking at adrive and dropbox, I still see the later as the way to get the most advantages for free and better shape to remain themselves in business for a long time.

As for skydrive, it would always be a conflicting relationship with MS to keep away all the linux hacks from working. It's wiser to choose a solution that has no issues in embracing and supporting other OS platforms.

:D

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:37 PM

Done!

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 02:39 PM

Just installed it

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 07:24 PM

Once the account is open how does it work for Bootland?

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:36 PM

I did it too!

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:50 PM

Done!




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