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Topic # 107733 18-Aug-2012 08:12 Send private message

I've been using Live Mesh on my home network for several years (since the Foldershare and SyncToy days). The objective is to synchronize files across the three Windows 7 PCs on the network, so that documents, spreadsheets, photos, music, etc files are the same on all PCs in (almost) real time.

Live Mesh has done exactly what I want, so I've been very happy with it. However, last week one of the PCs got a virus that trashed many things. I've cleaned up the virus and fixed most things, but Live Mesh on that PC remains broken. No problem, I'll just download it again and reinstall. But no, that version is no longer available (as of August 7, arrgh) - it has been replaced by SkyDrive, which does not support direct PC-to-PC synchronization. Hmmm, what to do?

Two options emerge:
- DropBox. I have 150+ GB of files to sync, so this would cost US$200 per annum.
- GoodSync. This is very similar to Live Mesh. It costs US$40 for the two licenses that are needed, so it would be much cheaper than DropBox. It has an additional feature of being able to sync files via FTP, which might be useful for a website that I maintain (though this isn't a big issue).

Has anyone used these services? Pros and cons of each? Other options? All help would be much appreciated.

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  Reply # 673921 18-Aug-2012 08:15 Send private message

Try Cubby.com if you can get an invite - I can send invites every couple of weeks and don't have any left right now. It's from the folks at LogMeIn.

It's a lot more flexible than the other options as you can select which folders to sync, pretty much like Live Mesh did. And it's a lot more reliable too.







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  Reply # 673931 18-Aug-2012 09:00 Send private message

Thanks. Cubby looks useful.

I'm a bit wary about beta services, but I've got an instant invite via http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/11/cloud-storage-wars-logmeins-cubby-bumps-referrals-to-1-gb-double-that-of-dropbox/ so I'll give it a go.

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  Reply # 673934 18-Aug-2012 09:11 Send private message

You will be impressed. The only thing to note is when you create a new sync it defaults to sync local and cloud - uncheck the cloud option as soon as you create it, unless of course, you want it that way.





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  Reply # 674037 18-Aug-2012 17:48 Send private message

Not exactly the same thing but Google drive now officially provides storage up to 16TB:

https://www.google.com/settings/storage/?hl=en_US

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  Reply # 674053 18-Aug-2012 18:41 Send private message

Yep, Google Sync (and Microsoft SkyDrive) won't sync directly between computers.




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  Reply # 674086 18-Aug-2012 21:17 Send private message

I use GoodSync and have found it extremely reliable for the past year or so I have been using it. Having said that, I run it "on demand" rather than in real time.





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