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Title: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: 10i on September 01, 2014, 02:10:09 pm
If you are running out of Dropbox space, you can try copy.com

You get 15 GB space to start and 5 GB for every referral (up to 5 referrals), with apps for Linux and Android I am covered.

There is a great tutorial of the service http://www.webupd8.org/2014/06/install-copycom-client-in-ubuntu-or.html (http://www.webupd8.org/2014/06/install-copycom-client-in-ubuntu-or.html)

My referral link is: https://copy.com?r=vEWnoM (https://copy.com?r=vEWnoM)

Is this something that anyone here is interested in?
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: 10i on September 01, 2014, 02:48:44 pm
The Linux app for copy.com is not as polished and seamless as Dropbox.

I had to pause and unpause it to get it to upload files I had copied to the Copy folder. Might end up just using this as cloud storage for music.
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 01, 2014, 04:09:18 pm
I use it myself, but only occasionally (not set to autostart), I've never had any issues with it .. that said I can't remember the last time I started it so maybe they've become less reliable, or maybe you've just been unlucky.
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: 10i on September 01, 2014, 04:27:59 pm
Maybe my Internet connection is just slow :)  seems to be better now.
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: AndyInMokum on September 01, 2014, 04:46:36 pm
I've been using Copy, I've got 15+5GiB free.  I installed it via a ppa.  It seems to work really well.  My one gripe with it is you can only purchase more space with a credit card.  No PayPal option or bank transfer for us in the Euro Zone.  Its a real shame because the price is certainly right  :'(.
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: 10i on September 01, 2014, 04:50:13 pm
Thanks Andy,  I do hope you find a way to purchase more space.  Maybe they decide to accept alternate forms of payment.
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 01, 2014, 05:33:29 pm
Andy .. have you tried contacting them and asking ?

Maybe it's something they'd consider.
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: AndyInMokum on September 01, 2014, 06:29:32 pm
I'll drop them a line and see if they reply.  The way they have it set up is daft.  They produce a very nice looking product at a price that is very attractive.  They then limit their customer base because of restrictive payment methods.  It is very counter intuitive  :-\.
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 01, 2014, 06:33:54 pm
Lot of tech geniuses with no business experience out there .. maybe it's just never crossed their minds.

Probably not, but you never know.
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: VinDSL on September 02, 2014, 12:27:18 am
The Linux app for copy.com is not as polished and seamless as Dropbox.

I have 25GB @ Copy.com

Personally, I prefer using the web UI.  It rawks.

For audio, I just click a file, my player pops up, and it streams beautifully, e.g. no reason to download it, per se.

Maybe Dropbox works the same.  Never put any audio files over there.

Anyway, I'm totally pleased with Copy.com ;)
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: 10i on September 02, 2014, 11:12:12 am
Thanks for the replies guys. I will probably migrate over completely to copy from Dropbox at some point.
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: DerrianWolf on September 18, 2014, 03:39:30 am
I have 101GB free on dropbox, I use like 2% of it [emoji75]
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 18, 2014, 07:23:56 am
How did you get 101GB free on dropbox ? .. get a million referrals, or do you know some trick I don't ?
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: 10i on September 18, 2014, 10:33:28 am
How did you get 101GB free on dropbox ? .. get a million referrals, or do you know some trick I don't ?

I remember certain Samsung phones came with a free paid Dropbox subscription, that might be the case here.

I have 13.6 GB on Dropbox. Started with 2 GB, got a bonus for tweeting and for liking on Facebook. Got an additional bonus for enabling auto uploading of photos I take on my phone. Got the rest via referrals (500 MB each) from when I did PC lessons. I would make sure to ask customers if they had a backup solution and refer them to Dropbox.

My main reason for considering copy.com is because of the space that my friends are running low on. I have enough space in Dropbox at this point in time.
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: DerrianWolf on September 18, 2014, 10:40:11 am
yeah, it was something like 50GB for free, I forget which phone it was though. plus i went through the whole tweeting/liking/sharing malarky.  then out of the blue sometime later I get an email saying that I'd been upgraded to a power user or something like that.

anyways, if anyone wants any free, space for app/project hosting etc. let me know, I'm not likely going to use all that space. lol  8)
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 18, 2014, 12:40:53 pm
You'd wanna be careful offering that .. if you use too much bandwidth on dropbox, they disable the whole account.

I used dropbox to host a fixed .deb for something or other and bunged up links on the web .. that many people dowloaded it I got a nasty surprise from dropbox in my email and my aaccount was temporarily disabled, with a threat of permanently disableing it due to overuse of bandwidth ::)
Title: Re: Cloud storage: Copy.com
Post by: DerrianWolf on September 18, 2014, 02:07:12 pm
Oh well, so much for doing a good deed  :D Guess I'll just have to jealously guard a 100GB that I doon't even use  :P