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I know the MS haters amongst you will vote this code but this is amazing, 25gb of storage for free, I am speechless. I will be signing up tonight!

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banned#1
no autosync is pretty poor these days imo

link doesnt work either
#2
I know, link is here: http://www.windowslive.co.uk/skydrive

It is showing as the direct link but for some reason the link takes you to the wrong place
#3
Is this just an affiliate link to the Microsoft Store and therefore spam? The proper address for Skydrive is http://www.windowslive.co.uk/skydrive

Also it's nothing new. Skydrive has been around for ages. It also has a lot of restrictions (maximum file size) certain file types not supported etc which make it unsuitable as a complete backup solution. Won't vote it cold as is a good service but not very hot either.
#4
RoughNeckTwoZero
Is this just an affiliate link to the Microsoft Store and therefore spam? The proper address for Skydrive is http://www.windowslive.co.uk/skydrive

Also it's nothing new. Skydrive has been around for ages. It also has a lot of restrictions (maximum file size) certain file types not supported etc which make it unsuitable as a complete backup solution. Won't vote it cold as is a good service but not very hot either.


This isn't spam and I have reported for the link to be fixed. It is the above address in the details, for some reason it is going to the MS store though :(
#5
I use Skydrive for a few important things I might need to access when I am away from my normal PC. I believe my Live Mesh stuff is stored on Skydrive now too. I use that to sync files and favorites etc between systems.
#6
I love the way people vote free 25gb of storage as cold. :p

Bit harsh I think.
#7
CyDoNiA
I love the way people vote free 25gb of storage as cold. :p

Bit harsh I think.



I said MS haters would vote cold but that's the problem with forums that are frequently mostly by Unix techies
#8
For the record I am a Windows System Administrator and big fan of MS (don't like Apple/Linux fan boys either). I'm even off to TechEd next week!

Just think that it's not a hot deal for the reasons I said. A better title for your deal may have got more heat as Skydrive is not an online backup solution in the conventional sense.

I said MS haters would vote cold but that's the problem with forums that are frequently mostly by Unix techies


Bit of a sweeping statement!

Edited By: RoughNeckTwoZero on Nov 02, 2010 14:58: quote
#9
RoughNeckTwoZero
For the record I am a Windows System Administrator and big fan of MS (don't like Apple/Linux fan boys either). I'm even off to TechEd next week!

Just think that it's not a hot deal for the reasons I said. A better title for your deal may have got more heat as Skydrive is not an online backup solution in the conventional sense.

I said MS haters would vote cold but that's the problem with forums that are frequently mostly by Unix techies


Bit of a sweeping statement!


Edited title, this should get scorching now :)
#10
Windows Live Mesh will sync 5gb with skydrive and more between computers.
#11
LOL :D

Was think more like '25GB Online storage for your documents and photos' but I love it! Now voting hot! :p



Edited By: RoughNeckTwoZero on Nov 02, 2010 15:12: hot
banned#12
does anyone know a free backup where you can transfer folders rather than files - I have all my music (about 5 gb) in one folder which is then sorted by artist in sub folders - I would like to be able to just save the whole music folder in 1 go
#13
danakajoel
CyDoNiA
I love the way people vote free 25gb of storage as cold. :pBit harsh I think.
I said MS haters would vote cold but that's the problem with forums that are frequently mostly by Unix techies

yeh lets face it for all the MS probs at least their apps are midly intuitive (well except office2007), unlike unix/linux and not as locked down as apple
banned#14
expressman33
does anyone know a free backup where you can transfer folders rather than files - I have all my music (about 5 gb) in one folder which is then sorted by artist in sub folders - I would like to be able to just save the whole music folder in 1 go

adrive.com (50GB free)
#15
problem with skydrive (may have changed now) is that the maximum file size per file was only 50MB. That just isn't big enough now even though they give you 25GB storage. I don't want to be limited to the size of individual files - and yes it is easy to get over 50MB when you are talking about storing video files from all these HD cameras that are now around everywhere. I don't want to split the files etc just to get under 50MB

Edited By: sjaddy on Nov 04, 2010 12:05: spelling
#16
If I were you, I'd use Drop Box - it's the most convenient Cloud backup program I've tested. you get 2GB of free space to begin with(which is not that much compared to 25, but bare with me), and then by referring people you can get it up to 18.75GB.

it has autosync, RSS feed, timeline, and very user friendly interface :)

works like a treat.
#17
been using my 25gig live drive for a year or so and then the 5gb before that. All my photo's are there so I can access them anywhere in the world. Also use the iphone messenger app to access them :)
#18
I found this: http://nysicsclubhouse.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/automatically-backup-to-skydrive-2-0/

It's simply amazing. I now have the skydrive appearing as a z: drive in my computer and can autosync my backups to it. I couldn't recommend this more!
banned#19
danakajoel
I found this: http://nysicsclubhouse.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/automatically-backup-to-skydrive-2-0/

It's simply amazing. I now have the skydrive appearing as a z: drive in my computer and can autosync my backups to it. I couldn't recommend this more!

good post but skydrive still only backs up media files doesnt it?
#20
csiman
danakajoel
I found this: http://nysicsclubhouse.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/automatically-backup-to-skydrive-2-0/

It's simply amazing. I now have the skydrive appearing as a z: drive in my computer and can autosync my backups to it. I couldn't recommend this more!

good post but skydrive still only backs up media files doesnt it?


I am not sure what you mean by media files. I am syncing my pictures at the moment and once they're uploaded will do my documents etc which is all I really tend to worry about losing.

I would have thought I could copy any type of file to the z: drive as it acts like any sort of drive on my machine
#21
In a recent magazine article about online storage, this company was given the top rating

http://www.dropbox.com/

There is a free option and extra storage is available
#22
wbmkk
In a recent magazine article about online storage, this company was given the top rating

http://www.dropbox.com/


There is a free option and extra storage is available


Fair enough, but have you read the link I provided as I think this then makes the MS backup a better option IMHO
#23
looks good to me... will try tonight..
#24
I use dropbox at the moment and highly recommend it. Been using it since it was in closed beta.

I am using a mac, is skydive compatible with macs? I know there is a web interface but what about mounting the drive?

Dave.
#25
daveredfern
I use dropbox at the moment and highly recommend it. Been using it since it was in closed beta.

I am using a mac, is skydive compatible with macs? I know there is a web interface but what about mounting the drive?

Dave.


I am not a techy and have no idea. You could always try it and see or Google it?
#26
danakajoel
daveredfern
I use dropbox at the moment and highly recommend it. Been using it since it was in closed beta.

I am using a mac, is skydive compatible with macs? I know there is a web interface but what about mounting the drive?

Dave.


I am not a techy and have no idea. You could always try it and see or Google it?


I did have a look around before posting but doesn't seem to be anything.

Micrsoft don't advertise any mac support. I did read there is possibly FTP to the account which with a few bits of software could mount on the mac but not an ideal solution.

Shame cause the mac equivalent, mobile me, is £100 a year!
#27
expressman33
does anyone know a free backup where you can transfer folders rather than files - I have all my music (about 5 gb) in one folder which is then sorted by artist in sub folders - I would like to be able to just save the whole music folder in 1 go

I've started using SugarSync. 5GB on free plan. Sync by selecting folders. Download app which sits in tray and autosyncs files. Can share uploaded files.
banned#28
bigred1
expressman33
does anyone know a free backup where you can transfer folders rather than files - I have all my music (about 5 gb) in one folder which is then sorted by artist in sub folders - I would like to be able to just save the whole music folder in 1 go


I've started using SugarSync. 5GB on free plan. Sync by selecting folders. Download app which sits in tray and autosyncs files. Can share uploaded files.

same as dropox then although 5gb is damn good
#29
csiman
bigred1
expressman33
does anyone know a free backup where you can transfer folders rather than files - I have all my music (about 5 gb) in one folder which is then sorted by artist in sub folders - I would like to be able to just save the whole music folder in 1 go


I've started using SugarSync. 5GB on free plan. Sync by selecting folders. Download app which sits in tray and autosyncs files. Can share uploaded files.

same as dropox then although 5gb is damn good


This discuss above lets you do folders. Read the link posted, you select a folder, i.e. folders and it backs up all subfolders as well.

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