Copy.com replacement – which one to choose?
Posted by jpluimers on 2016/03/23
As copy.com will go down on 20160501 (about 6 weeks from now), I’m searching for alternatives.
These tables weren’t really useful when digging information for my use cases:
- Comparison of file hosting services – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Comparison of file synchronization software – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is how we use copy.com (where our installed machines have Windows, Mac OS X and Linux on them) now:
- Sync and share between our scanner VM, the various machines of my wife and me (using the different accounts for each user) and including off-site/in-cloud storage.
This holds for about 20 gigabytes of data and grows about 1.5-2 gigabytes per year.
- Sync project documents between various business contacts and myself (the documents that aren’t part of versioning systems yet).
Not much data yet (100s of megabytes as most people tend to use DropBox for this even though Copy.com has the option of setting permissions)
- Sync and share my BIN directory tree with tools where my own user has read/write permissions and other users have read-only permissions.
This holds for about 2 gigabytes of data.
- Sync and share my installer directory (ISOs, MSIs, DMGs, etc) between my main Mac and Windows machines and various other ones.
This holds for about 40 gigabytes of data and grows faster than any of the others.
Dropbox doesn’t cut it for various reasons:
- It sucks at long filenames (especially on Windows).
- It won’t properly handle various encodings (like between Windows and Mac).
- Often it hangs on local-sync (although copy.com also does that, but less often).
What to choose?
On my shortlist to experiment with are Google Drive and Mega.nz, although it’s not clear if Mega.nz handles syncing well (Ken Logon thinks it looses data) and it’s security might not be good (although that’s a statement by Kim Dotcom who has stakes).
Any others? Or should I choose a mix of tooling?
Tencent/Weiyun might be useful for ISO images of installers (like the ISOs MSDN doesn’t have any more): Download Tencent/Weiyun 10TB cloud storage english language files
PS: later (20160402) via KPN stopt 1 augustus met cloudopslagdienst Up – IT Pro – Nieuws – Tweakers
- TransIP | STACK – Van jou: 1000GB gratis opslag (1TB free)
- TransIP | Big Storage – Tot 400TB Opslag Voor Je BladeVPS (VPS with 2TB for EUR 10/month)
- Jottacloud (free unlimited for personal use)
- hubiC: Online storage for all your files – hubiC.com (offers 10TB for EUR 50/year)
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