Company (nice web-site)http://www.expandrive.com/
They say it works better than WebDav, which is the normal attempt to map the cloud as a drive,
as I understand. I know I hit a glitch on my one WebDav attempt, so it might well be accurate.
As an example, here is the DriveHQ section about WebDav
Map DriveHQ Cloud Storage as an Online Drive without Installing Any Softwarehttp://www.drivehq.c...features/WebDAV.aspx
Apparently a number of people agree that the ExpanDrive SFTP connection is similar, but more robust.
Once a drive is mapped, that should mean you can run Backup4All, Cobian, Total Commander, etc.
on the data. A big plus.
Notice the poster concerns, Richard Blake, about loading up a whole Python interpreter, lots of directories and files.
Your thoughts, even in this late hour ?
ExpanDrive comes over from the Mac world, the Windows earlier similar product is
However it is a bit pricier.
Here is a bit of "alternative to"http://alternativeto...t/software/webdrive/http://www.alternati.../search?q=expandrive
Is there an open source tool to map SFTP connections as a Windows mapped drive?http://serverfault.c...windows-mapped-drive
Worthy of special note, freeware city:
Access remote disk over net using SFTP protocol and map it to local drive letter - SFTP Net Drivehttp://www.eldos.com/sftp-net-drive/
Note the critique:
Thanks for the answer, but unfortunately, FTP + SSL/TLS is not the same as SFTP, this will not work against an SSH/SFTP server, and ,as you said is not open source - so there's no way to know what's in the binary. – Tom Feiner May 16 '09 at 17:59
I have no idea if that is correct, still the case, or important for most use.
The second program - PowerFolder Pro Silver - or Gold - is also of some interest.
Much harder to evaluate, has to do with creating a synch situation among multi-computers.
The idea of having a controlling app for that may make sense.
Personally, I tend to "hand-sync". With an automated save. So I see WebDav, or ExpanDrive, or something,
as the way to leave a puter, press a button, and know the current versions of certain files are going to the
cloud. Then if I go to puter B (say at work) and want to use those files I have a similar automated download.
The idea is to set up the saves and restores in a program like Backup4All.
I'm always a little nervous about sync that is not under my direct control, much as the idea of not having
to think about it has its pluses. e,g. I looked at the PowerFolder forum, and immediately saw a thread about
a long-standing file locking issue.