Cloud Storage

Avatar for CMEvelyn
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Registered: 05-29-2012
Cloud Storage
Wed, 02-27-2013 - 12:33pm

Do you use cloud storage? If so, what service do you use and for what?

Avatar for emty_nstr
Community Leader
Registered: 05-25-1999
Thu, 02-28-2013 - 12:41pm

I have used "Cloud" storage for years. One way is my bookmarks. If I lost them I don't know what I would do. And yes I have to many and yes there are probably some that I haven't been to in years and also some that no longer work. But I had them at Yahoo, and a couple other places just for safe can google places just to keep them.

Now I have the Sky drive and a Google drive. We spend the summers in our camper 100 miles away from my desktop so just about the time I want to print something out at the camper it would be at home. Well, now I can upload it to a Cloud and then print it from anywhere. 

I also keep some pictures up there that I have taken in the summer that I can put in their proper places when I get home. I still know people that don't have computers (I know strange isn't it) but I have uploaded recipes or whatever that I can give to them. 

Really I have been doing this for years. If I wanted something from my desktop like an article or something I used to email it from my isp email to Yahoo or Gmail or Hotmail so I could have it anywhere. now I can just upload it to a Sky drive and there is plenty of storage there for me so I can just leave it if I want.

I could see if you travel how much you could upload and not have to bring with you but still have it when you got there. 

I enjoy it, they will probably charge us for it

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Registered: 08-18-2012
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 8:08pm
Good points, just NEVER store sensitive information in the cloud. It's like going around without a good system backup, good while it lasts but Oh_Crap when it's gone.