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hotwired

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Good day!

I have a central PC that I do most of my work on. I own 3 businesses and have alot of different documents I like to have access to on the fly with my Kindle HDX 8.9 and Motorola MotoX. I'll run down what I do now, and what I'd LIKE...

 

1. Central PC with "My Documents" - inside My Docs is an encrypted folder for all 3 businesses. (4 Gig). I use true crypt to mount it. I like this method because I can back this huge thing up on my external HD, even upload it to my leased server and it's still encrypted.

 

2. I run xxcopy custom batch script to back everything up to an external 1TB drive which I swap out weekly (so one is always disconnected and stored safely)

 

3. I have 50G Gdrive. I do use this for photos and other documents. But what I have to do is copy them from their originating folder and paste them into my Gdrive folder (I really don't trust having them "reside" there, I'd rather have them in My Photos and My Documents. Then I have an app on my MotoX that brings any files from Gdrive to my phone. This is a good start but still a little too much manual labor. (meaning the original step of moving what I want synch'd from their orig folder to local gdrive folder)

 

4. Here's what I DONT want...I DONT want ALL my business files synch'd. There are just too many, 3-4G give or take. I don't need all those files on my phone, kindle, etc. But I DO want about a dozen "key spreadsheets and worklists" synch'd everywhere. Sure, I could keep them separate maybe but I like to keep my mowing list in my lawn care business folder, my web design clients in my web d biz folder, etc. I suppose I could create another folder for like, example "key documents" but I don't like that....I'd rather keep my current organization. So .... maybe I could create another batch script that copies the dozen or so files I like to access to my local Gdrive folder?? I'm also fooling around with bittorrent synch .... this product syncs any number of folders between devices but doesn't store them remotely....I like it. (I am like an old fashioned "money under the mattress vs. the bank" person except substitute my own PC for the mattress and the cloud for the bank....Any other choices that make more sense? I'm willing to get geeky but really want to keep it simple and mindless...if possible...


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If you simply keep all of your stuff in the Cloud, wherever you go, and with whomever's whatever internet device, there's all your stuff. ;)


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