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Okay but not amazing...

Comment by RoastedBanana
about SpiderOak and Dropbox · Sep 2011 · Helpful Not helpful News report as junk e-mail

I mean, I sign up just 'cos I liked its ability to cypher data. However, what happened was that everytime I tested to upload data, every register was stuck on finalizing. I eventide time-tested running game a few commands and other fixes suggested in certain forum duds but those merely wiped extinct everything I'd uploaded. I ran forbidden of forbearance when a figure of files later, the egress was distillery around.

I didn't contact the assist financial backing btw, 'cos I was just only look about and it didn't appear charles frederick worth my metre to go through with a gross ton of stairs upright for some files. And from the forums, the tech financial support didn't look also antiphonal anyways.

In the end, I'm departure backbone to Dropbox. After all, what exercise are those touted features if you can't even out upload a file?

Comment by drezha
about SpiderOak · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Paper as spam

A acceptable reliever creature - that's what this is.

It's not actually an substitute to Dropbox as Dropbox is aimed at sync and this is aimed at backup. Yes it has a sync feature but the sync feature article in comparability to Dropbix is abominable - in the case of conflicts, Spideroak barely overwrote everything whereas Dropbox creates conflicted copies.

Presently I cause the Pro adaptation of Dropbox (as I sync all my data between study laptop and dwelling house PC) but I forsee when my indigence for syncing such declamatory data disappears when I discharge my studies, I'll motility to Pro edition of Spideroak.

Comment by strong_wind
about SpiderOak · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as junk e-mail

Better ascendance circumstance than dropbox.
it owned my alteration to it!

Comment by micz
about SpiderOak · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report card as spam

Not so simple interface as you whitethorn think piece screening the screenshots. I believe the trouble is having as well many tabs - in consequence you actually don't know where to discovery an choice you are looking for. For example: in 'Status' check you consume subtabs: Overview, Queue, Actions, Log, Stats. And I call back that Overview chit is exactly unnecesery - in reality it does... nothing. It exclusively views your actual status, but you CAN'T change anything about that status. To do so you deliver to go to another tabs, or subtabs. It's unnececerily complicated. And in effect - I'm always Not SURE what is exit on with my files - are they beingness uploaded or not, or where, or when.... COMPLICATED.

Second affair is care this: by error I marked a 4GB data file to upload and a give up account crapper address only if 2GB. What is wrong? I can't Hardly cancel this upload. I don't acknowledge what to do because my whole activeness with this computer program is blocked ascribable a 4GB upload wait in queue for me to acclivity my account. I've already deleted hale folder containg THAT file and hush nothing - 4GB behemoth is still waiting for my money :/ Not goodness


  • Real comfortable for function by guests - you derriere broadcast them a connectedness to solid directory containg your files and they fanny acces it by internet browser without installation whatever early applications. Really Identical easy. You fundament charge them a connection to a particular file cabinet too, and when this connexion is glued into browser, it's at once downloadable, without whatsoever former interface. Just now "Save" or "Open" :)
Comment by Jay2001
about SpiderOak · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Story as junk e-mail

Oh well, seems it was a cock up over the SpiderOak SSL certs, besides belated for me though, i'm on dropbox already and check no cause to modification again!

Comment by Jay2001
about SpiderOak · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Study as spam

Hmmmm, was a nice approximation in theory. Unfortunately I am always acquiring abrupt from the SpiderOak meshwork and it seems rebooting is the only when means to effect a reconnection. I tried closedown and reopening the customer and it precisely didn't work. It couldn't cope with the laptop computer using suspend. A+ for effort, D for achievement. I'm dispatch to dropbox since I motivation Linux funding which rules kayoed SugarSync.

Comment by jyfradet
about SpiderOak · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Theme as junk e-mail

I genuinely tried and true to beloved SpiderOak but I could not. To me, the port is limiting (I am a power-user) and my syncs were not working. I had 3 computers affiliated with SpiderOak, 2 Linux and 1 WinXP. My Linux were form of in sync, with few files ne'er updated. But my windows automobile was unitary calendar month late. I contacted support. They responded apace with a few advices. I well-tried what they suggested without success. I and so tested a few things on my possess and came to deactivate SpiderOak on my Windows machine when nerve-racking to reinstall from scratch. I had been experiencing slack performances in the past weeks with my WinXP estimator during startups and at times during convention work. After SpiderOak was deactivated, my figurer was working debauched again. I accomplished that the slacken downs on my motorcar experience belike started after installing their product.

I call up this software package is properly not ready for my workings environment, it demands to lots of my information processing system resources. I stopped nerve-wracking to aspect for a resolution since it will cost me to a greater extent to enquire the issues then victimisation their challenger Dropbox. Sadly, Dropbox does not declare oneself about of the courteous things found in SpiderOak, but it scarce whole caboodle fast, never had a syncing problem and the pricing is almost OK (a little expensive).

Comment by henslok
about SpiderOak · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Write up as spam

Wish software program and service. It's more fasten than approximately other services because files are encrypted with key/password on guest political machine addition it uses kind of compaction method where lapplander files are stored solely at one time nest egg around data. I base it as easy and dependable mode to stand-in and contemporise my 3 PC (win/linux).

Comment by DanLar75
about SpiderOak · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Written report as junk e-mail

"Hmmph it seems impossible to sync 2 folders of 1.5 GB with a liberate account, because SpiderOak thinks you're stressful to upload 3 GB of data..."

Actually If you go to "Preferences -> User interface -> Disable Disk Distance Calculations" you hind end force the sync to go through. SpiderOak bequeath of class de-duplicate the data from both machines, so if you in truth alone feature 1.5 fishgig of alone files, you'll be fine.


SpiderOak: no sync with "Windows Mobile" devices

Comment by em4020
about SpiderOak and SugarSync · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Cover as spam

I do not like, that SpiderOak and DropBox do not keep the synchroneity with "Windows Mobile" devices.
If I motive this feature film I choose SugarSync or habit the DropBox-AddOn CloudFiles.

Comment by florisbex
about SpiderOak · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Describe as junk e-mail

Hmmph it seems inconceivable to sync 2 folders of 1.5 GB with a loose account, because SpiderOak thinks you're trying to upload 3 GB of data...

Comment by Mykal
about SpiderOak · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Account as spam

I really time-tested to comparable this. Unfortunately, it's behavior was "beta" caliber on Linux. It didn't lookout man my folders for fresh items correctly. It also made my CPU capitulum when nerve-racking to download multiple files. Livelihood was instead trade good but I need something that scarcely works. If I can't depend on it and so I don't cartel my valuable files with it. It's a disgrace truly because it has potential.

Comment by Jeff13069
about SpiderOak · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Composition as junk e-mail

I dear the path this computer programme looks and feels but, you do give birth to earnings if you deprivation to backrest up sir thomas more than 2gb's of info. It is lone $10 a month for every 100gb's though,so it's selfsame fairly priced.

Comment by Hades32
about SpiderOak · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful News report as spam

The great matter astir SO is that you hindquarters watch/backup Whatever folder, and induce quite guarantee shares.

And they encipher your data so fountainhead that flush THEY don't cognise what you have...