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Author Topic: How can I automatically mirror specific folders in the cloud?  (Read 493 times)

kalos

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Hello!

How can I specify specific folders or files and mirror them automatically in the cloud?

Unfortunately not OneDrive or GoogleDrive allow you to specify a local directory and mirror it in the cloud!

Thanks!

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Re: How can I automatically mirror specific folders in the cloud?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 11:22 AM »
As far as I know, if you're wanting to do specific folders that they do not control, i.e. are not in a OneDrive, Dropbox, etc folder, you're going to have to know a lot for than "In the cloud".  You'll have to have your own cloud to set it up.  At your level of technical expertise, I'd suggest just sucking it up and putting your documents in their folder structure, or syncing your required folder into their structure using something like Syncovery.

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Re: How can I automatically mirror specific folders in the cloud?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 11:35 AM »
Yeah, I used use Syncovery to back up to Amazon S3. Havent used it for mirror/sync though -- it does offer to interact with many cloud sites. Probably most good backup software these days does that -- Syncback, Backup4all etc.

EDIT// they probably mostly want to zip before upload, so wraith's solution of mirroring to the local (e.g. Onedrive) folder is probably the best solution.
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Re: How can I automatically mirror specific folders in the cloud?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 12:05 PM »
Perhaps you could make symlinks or junctions into your Google Drive or OneDrive folders for automatic cloud sync. It may not work. I tried something similar with Dropbox many years ago when it was still fairly new and it didn't work as expected. But maybe things have changed or improved since then.

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Re: How can I automatically mirror specific folders in the cloud?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 01:12 PM »
I use http://pCloud.com it allows mirroring/folder syncing. It works great.

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Re: How can I automatically mirror specific folders in the cloud?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 09:12 PM »
I use http://pCloud.com it allows mirroring/folder syncing. It works great.

I'd forgotten about that one.  It does have a lot of options that others don't, including local drive mapping of the cloud folder which is what I mostly use.

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Re: How can I automatically mirror specific folders in the cloud?
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2020, 05:18 AM »
How can I specify specific folders or files and mirror them automatically in the cloud?


Use hard links.

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Re: How can I automatically mirror specific folders in the cloud?
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 10:36 AM »
How can I specify specific folders or files and mirror them automatically in the cloud?


Use hard links.

Depending on the syncing software, hard links can give you unexpected results.