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Backing up files using an online application

Posted on by Clive Walker in Freelancing

I wrote this post a while back. The content can still be relevant but the information I've linked to may not be available.

As a web designer or freelancer, you know the importance of backing up your work [right?!]. If you are like me, you may back-up to various alternative hard drives on a regular basis. However, I am also considering whether I should be doing more [or doing this more effectively] by using an online application that synchronises files between multiple PCs and, at the same time, provides another back-up option.

Two online applications that seem to provide very convenient back-up and synchronisation solutions are Get Dropbox and SugarSync. However, even though these applications look pretty nice, it's difficult to tell exactly how they work without signing up/installing software and/or finding feedback from actual users on the web. I'll be searching for user feedback shortly!

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  • 21 Oct 2008 03:35:39

    Hi there, this is Jean-Gabriel from SugarSync. There is a 45 day free trial, you should give it a go. Let us know about your experience! You can contact us at

  • 21 Oct 2008 07:30:35

    As an employee of Aventiv, the creators of NomaDesk I’d like to offer you a third option to synchronise your data between your PC’s. You can check out NomaDesk at for free and give it a try.

  • 15 Nov 2008 00:37:53

    There are a few places you can back stuff up online, have you thought about just using to bounce larger files around or simply ftp a chunk of stuff up into a password protected directory?

  • 15 Nov 2008 08:57:05

    Diego: Thanks for the suggestions. I am doing something vaguely similar to FTP but am using DeltaCopy to transfer files to some space on a secure server provided by our hosting company. So far, this has worked reasonably well, although it is perhaps not as user-friendly as a service like Sugar Sync

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