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Sep 14, 2013, 10:02 AM
 
This is just AWESOME

Cross platform, multiple device. Distributed. Secure. And really really slick

BitTorrent Labs

Shared folder on Mac and iDevice (or Android, or PC) Files sync up. Select photos direct from camera and bang, they appear in the synced folder. Delete, move. Share It's pretty amazing stuff. Loved the QR code generation for secure shared folders.

Love it.
     
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Sep 14, 2013, 11:21 AM
 
Looks like Dropbox.
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Sep 14, 2013, 11:56 AM
 
Is SO not dropbox

1) Storage. It's your storage so unlimited
2) Transmission it's never on anyone elses server. It goes from device to device
3) Sharing Again direct from peer to peer. Encrypted.

Sharing is way slicker than Dropbox
     
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Sep 14, 2013, 12:01 PM
 
I suppose so, but for many things I like having a cloud copy as well, because I've had devices (particularly memory cards) fail at the worst times. I have dropbox set to sync across my set devices, like my server at home, but in the event something bad happens, my data isn't simply gone.
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Sep 14, 2013, 02:30 PM
 
CrashPlan. $8/month unlimited, including network drives.
     
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Sep 14, 2013, 02:37 PM
 
I'm talking before it can get "home", once I verify that the data is on my private server I'm not worried about it getting lost or going anywhere. Dropbox syncs my photos to my servers and keeps a temp copy of it all in their cloud, just in case, I like that.
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Sep 14, 2013, 02:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
CrashPlan. $8/month unlimited, including network drives.
Never liked Crashplan. Slow to upload. Always bogged my server down and crippled by internet connection when running. YMMV
     
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Sep 14, 2013, 02:40 PM
 
plus the sharing on BitTorrent Sync is lovely.
     
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Sep 14, 2013, 02:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Never liked Crashplan. Slow to upload. Always bogged my server down and crippled by internet connection when running. YMMV
Interesting. They claim they don't throttle. What speeds were you getting?

I have 10Mbps up and CP will use about 7 of it.
     
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Sep 14, 2013, 02:52 PM
 
And don't get me wrong, BTSync is awesome.
     
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Sep 14, 2013, 03:07 PM
 
Oooooo, I heard this was coming!
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Sep 14, 2013, 03:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
Oooooo, I heard this was coming!
Well... it's here!
     
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Sep 14, 2013, 03:28 PM
 
Yeah- we posted a news item about this a few weeks ago. I'm excited to see it too.
     
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Sep 14, 2013, 03:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
I suppose so, but for many things I like having a cloud copy as well, because I've had devices (particularly memory cards) fail at the worst times. I have dropbox set to sync across my set devices, like my server at home, but in the event something bad happens, my data isn't simply gone.

You probably would not want a cloud copy with the illegal things available to BitTorrent
     
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Sep 14, 2013, 10:13 PM
 
This sounds a lot like what Windows Live Mesh was before it was shut down in favor of SkyDrive.

I found Mesh incredibly useful compared to services like Dropbox. I still use Dropbox and it has its place, but being able to sync specific folders between machines, without needing a "cloud" in the middle, was REALLY nice. I used it to keep preferences for MMOs synced between machines, along with other stuff (can't really remember off the top of my head).

I'll be checking this out for sure. Thanks for the link!

ETA: another thing to point out is that it can use a LAN connection instead of the Internet if your machines are all on the same local network. IIRC cloud services like Dropbox still require the Internet even if all clients are on a LAN.
     
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Sep 14, 2013, 11:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
ETA: another thing to point out is that it can use a LAN connection instead of the Internet if your machines are all on the same local network. IIRC cloud services like Dropbox still require the Internet even if all clients are on a LAN.
Not true.
     
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Sep 15, 2013, 03:32 AM
 
DropBox does LAN sync.
     
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Sep 15, 2013, 11:14 AM
 
I've been recently trying to figure out how to use a NAS for storage and cloud serving so I can use the iPad to access and edit picture.....this makes me wonder if I might be better off just using a RAID directly attached to the mini instead. Gotta look into it!
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Sep 15, 2013, 11:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
DropBox does LAN sync.
Okay, I stand corrected.

Doesn't mean that this service doesn't have some serious usefulness though.
     
   
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