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    Re: New Cloud Sync service Copy.com

    It's nice seeing all of these other services come about. If you think about all of the space you get from signing up with multiple vendors it's crazy. I'm still relatively content with my ownCloud server. 3TB of cloud service in my own basement on my own hardware? Yes plz.
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    Re: New Cloud Sync service Copy.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Roasted View Post
    It's nice seeing all of these other services come about. If you think about all of the space you get from signing up with multiple vendors it's crazy. I'm still relatively content with my ownCloud server. 3TB of cloud service in my own basement on my own hardware? Yes plz.
    I'm tempted in putting an ownCloud server on an Amazon Web Service account so that it has the best parts of Dropbox (file sync, web access), some of Google Docs (some editing capabilities) and the data is mine! All Mine! mwah! Ha! Ha!

    Of course depending on how much activity and space you use it could get expensive but theoretically you don't have to worry about running out of space.
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    Re: New Cloud Sync service Copy.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    I'm tempted in putting an ownCloud server on an Amazon Web Service account so that it has the best parts of Dropbox (file sync, web access), some of Google Docs (some editing capabilities) and the data is mine! All Mine! mwah! Ha! Ha!

    Of course depending on how much activity and space you use it could get expensive but theoretically you don't have to worry about running out of space.
    Yeah - it totally depends on your situation. In my case, I already had a server running at home for various tasks with 3TB of RAID'd storage. In the future I might increase that accordingly, which would only give me more storage access. Sure, I have to maintain the thing with updates and whatnot, but once it was set up I don't think I've touched it aside from upgrading from 4.5 to 5.0. Beyond that it's just kind of... worked.
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    Re: New Cloud Sync service Copy.com

    The only problem that I see with an ownCloud server set up in your basement would be the danger from having copies of your data in close proximity. For example, let's say that you just have your home computer that you use to work with your data. That computer is backed up to the ownCloud server in the basement. What happens if there's an unexpected house-fire? Your main computer and the ownCloud server could both be destroyed in the same incident.

    Having an off-site backup with Copy.com or some other service would reduce the risk.

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    Re: New Cloud Sync service Copy.com

    Quote Originally Posted by nobodysbusiness View Post
    What happens if there's an unexpected house-fire?.
    Yep, it's those unexpected ones that catch you out

    My question is, once I've downloaded the Copy tgz and unzipped it, what do I do with the files?

    Do I copy the folder to /usr/bin?

    Thanks in advance.
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    @TheGurkha: I took the directory and put it into a directory in my home dir, actually. You could copy the directory to "/home/your_username/opt/copy" and it works fine. Once the files are copied into place, then you simply have to go to the "x86_64" directory (I'm assuming you're on 64-bit) and run the CopyAgent program. It would be something like this:

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    cd /home/your_username/opt/copy/x86_64
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    Re: New Cloud Sync service Copy.com

    Is there anything extra that most folks are having to do? Following the instructions has not seemed to result in a working service for me.

    I have installed, agent is running, it shows in my tray. I have added a small number of files. The agent show 0 bytes, 0 files sync'ed. I have rebooted just in case. The agent shows "scanning for changes" endlessly in the menu that pops up when I right-click it.

    The website shows a quickstart pdf which is NOT in my local "copy" folder.

    I have verified that the agent knows what folder I want to sync -- have tried the "move copy folder" option just in case, and it let's me know I'm trying to move the folder inside itself...

    I'd like to be really excited to get another 15GB of cloud storage for free -- but so far it seems not to actually work. (Clearly not the case for everyone.)

    Has anyone had to mess with it at all to get it working?

    I'm running Cinnamon 1.8 on 13.04, but I wouldn't expect the DE to make a difference...

    Edit: For whatever reason when I created a folder through the website it seemed to kick everything off. Now folders I put into the copy folder have synced and vice versa. Hopefully will come in handy for someone else...
    Last edited by converted; May 26th, 2013 at 12:55 AM.

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    Re: New Cloud Sync service Copy.com

    @converted: The service is still pretty new, so they probably still have some bugs. The main value in signing up now is so that you'll have your account with however many GB of space available. The bugs will be fixed in time, but the space is forever. Remember, though, you don't just get 15 GB of storage space for free, you get 20 GB if you sign up through someone else's referral link (like this one, for example).

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    Re: New Cloud Sync service Copy.com

    Now that people have started using it for a while, has anybody run across any problems with their Copy installation or use?

    I'm still trying to figure out the best setup (locate the tar files, and tell it to use another directory? Run it all from one palce?). What setup are you using?

    I'm up to 132 GB of space (which is more space than my laptop's hard drive )! I'm just about to turn off my Dropbox account for cross-platform and cross-distro synchronization (leaving Ubuntu One and SkyDrive for OS-specific things like Visual Studio solutions and etc.)
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    Re: New Cloud Sync service Copy.com

    I've experimented by placing symbolic links to other directories in my Copy folder. They are synced with my Copy directory at copy.com. The icons for the directories appear to imply that the directories are shared. If I right click on a directory icon for details, the directory appears to be Public. What is being implied here?

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