Wednesday, 30 March 2011

DropBox LAN Sync

I've enjoyed DropBox as a very good synchronisation between multiple machines. With web and mobile clients as well, one can access your data from anywhere, anytime.

Today I've found another briliant feature, DropBox LAN Sync.

Let me explain. I decided today that my notebook needed a format, so I popped the recovery CD's in and after a couple off minutes, she was up and running. Now because of the format, this machine would have to re-sync the whole DropBox file collection. Now I do have a 4Mbps Uncapped MWEB ADSL service, but still, at a maximum of 400Kbps it would take around 10 hours to sync the 8Gb of files.

Seeing that I use DropBox on my Android Mobile, Mecer Lucid Windows 7 10.1" Slate, Acer Aspire One Netbook, Toshiba Z11 Notebook and Ubunutu 10.10 Server I already have all the files I need on my local home network.

DropBox has a simple feature which allows it to find your other linked machines on the local network, and then rather sync between the local machines, and not back over the Internet.

So incase you still have not tried it, download it from and give it a try. It's free!!!

ProxMox Unprivileged LXC containers USB Drive

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