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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2013, 19:26 »
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Please comment where you think I have made a mistake! I'm still looking for a cost effective way of doing the final piece of ongoing maintenance - backing up the new images you have added to the site.

Steve,
one possible way would be to have a special upload folder on the local computer, copy all newly processed images there, and upload them to the server from that folder. Once a month (or once a week or even after each processed batch, depending on your operating mode and backup tolerance), the upload folder would be backed up and then cleared to accept new images (alternatively copied or moved to a local archive).
 


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« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2013, 19:44 »
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Les

Yes, that would work, but you are using your personal home bandwidth three times - once to upload, once to download in the new numbering plan, once to upload to Google drive. I am still investigating ways to go from the webserver to Google drive without having to pay for a service to do that! There is a service called Otixo that I'm looking at now!

Steve

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« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2013, 20:24 »
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Les

Yes, that would work, but you are using your personal home bandwidth three times - once to upload, once to download in the new numbering plan, once to upload to Google drive. I am still investigating ways to go from the webserver to Google drive without having to pay for a service to do that! There is a service called Otixo that I'm looking at now!

Steve
You're spot on! I was thinking exact the same thing, did some googling but got tired.

I'm specifically interested in finding a cloud service that accepts regular FTP connections. Once I find that, I can figure out the problem of transferring from my site straight through the backbone to the cloud storage.

« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2013, 21:56 »
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Yes, that would work, but you are using your personal home bandwidth three times - once to upload, once to download in the new numbering plan, once to upload to Google drive. I am still investigating ways to go from the webserver to Google drive without having to pay for a service to do that! There is a service called Otixo that I'm looking at now!

You are right, I didn't think about files being renamed after the processing, and I also thought, that backup with processed files could be on a local disk drive.

HYPOTHETICALLY - if Leo could create a simple filename pair map consisting of the before- and after- filenames, such a map could be used by another reverse-naming utility to assign the "server filenames" to the original images on the local drive, and then we could have a full local mirror backup (which in case of emergency would still require an upload, but hopefully that would never happen, and if it ever happened, it would be still a manageable task, saving your bacon).

I find it fascinating witnessing the birth and growth of Symbiostock and contemplating all kinds of future features that we never imagined before. This is just the beginning of a new world.

 

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« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2013, 22:43 »
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Take a look at Cyberduck.  It has a lot of features.  I have not tried it but it may fit your needs.

http://cyberduck.ch/


« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2013, 00:59 »
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Les

Yes, that would work, but you are using your personal home bandwidth three times - once to upload, once to download in the new numbering plan, once to upload to Google drive. I am still investigating ways to go from the webserver to Google drive without having to pay for a service to do that! There is a service called Otixo that I'm looking at now!

Steve

What if, instead of uploading and downloading the full sized images you uploaded, processed,, made a note of the numbers, then copied the files withhin your harddrive and renumbered them. Then you would save time and bandwith by just backingnup the rest of the site Iif you were doing it to home harddrives?

« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2013, 06:46 »
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I like the idea of the local backup, too.
But manual filename recording and renaming is also costly in time and possibly error prone.

As I mentioned in the previous post, it would be nice to have a filename map with both the original file names and new names in the symbiostock-rf folder. Such a map could be easily generated as a byproduct in the process procedure, writing just one record with both filenames for each image to a sequential file.

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« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2013, 08:03 »
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Take a look at Cyberduck.  It has a lot of features.  I have not tried it but it may fit your needs

I did - it used to support access to Google Drive, but it doesn't any longer.

On the broader question, my backup of all images finished OK and I still have 1GB of my free allowance left. It appears that the Mover.io site charges per GB - I think it is $1, but I haven't yet confirmed,

So my answer may be to just pay as I require the extra bandwidth - even if I double my site, it will just be a one off charge of $10 - not a subscription.

Steve


 

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