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Map network drive to cloud storage, no syncing, options?

Q: Map network drive to cloud storage, no syncing, options?

Hello I am looking for a solution to the following business issue Preferably a cloud based non-hardware non-vpn solution I have data files used by some mortgage software in my office files across about meg Currently I have just shared the folder and the individual PCs accessing the options? to syncing, no network cloud drive storage, Map data just set their data location as joes-pc datafiles or something like that the data location is set in the mortgage software My main problem is that I am opening an offshore location and I need to have the remote users to also specify a networked location for the file storage I have no vpn or other hardware other than wireless routers Only a few requirements when one user has a file open if a second user tries to open the file from the mortgage software it tells the user the file is already open there is no Map network drive to cloud storage, no syncing, options? simultaneous sharing of a file and this needs to continue I do not want to sync files from the cloud to local drives since I am guessing this would lead to all sorts of sharing issues I basically need the files to act as if they are on my local network I need the files centrally located not distributed to users desktops Secondary issue would be ensuring backups happen somehow right now I just copy the files to a external harddrive once a week but I really should at least use dropbox for this or something so it is done automatically Used carbonite in the past and it encrypted the files in such a way that they were unrecoverable Ideas nbsp

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A: Map network drive to cloud storage, no syncing, options?

Some ideas:

1. Purchase a cloud server service.
2. Look at Logmein Hamachi.
3. For backups, use a batch file and set it to run on schedule via Task Scheduler.
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Your password looks longer because no one should be able to see how many char your password contains.
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A:External hard drive, storage options etc???

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A:Securely encrypt drives before syncing them to Amazon Cloud

Only one recommendation - - don't encrypt with proprietary software!You'll live to regret it when you need the backup only to find that you can't decrypt it (happens all the time, just read the various forums and you'll see).Zip it up with a password using 7-Zip. That never fails to unzip, I use it all the time to back up sensitive data and unlike encryption software it's not proprietary, it just uses standard zip format.Don't back it up using online storage either. Make three identical backups on three separate hard drives, then keep them under lock and key out of sight, no need to even keep it password-protected if you do that.Online storage is not to be trusted, not in my book. The company could abort it's storage service at any time, or even go bust. You are too trusting of online storage, it's not the answer.message edited by phil22
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There are enough fundamental differences between Win7 and Win10 "under the hood" that you might want to pose your question over in our sister forum at

3rd-party software that works under 7 may not work under 10...
The folks at the other forum may be able to better assist you (even though most of them are "the same" folks as the ones here.)

Sorry I cannot help with your specific question, as I have no experience with the products you mention.
Another option, however, might be to use a different cloud backup service that already includes robust encryption?
While I fully understand the need for security, I get a little nervous when I think about layers and layers of encryption, before, during and after backup. It just seems as though there are many potential failure points that might result in the eventual loss of data or inability to recover it...
IOW, can there be too much of a good thing?
<just musing>

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There are a few different options
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No one uses Online Storages?
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I do not know about how Weiyun Cloud works.
In general, file syncing over the cloud means that files are updated to all the connected locations. Latest files are kept in your local hard disk folder as well as on the cloud.
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If you have a Hotmail or email account, you can use OneDrive.Comes with about 15 GBs of free storage, and it includes Office online, so you can create Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote documents in the web browser.
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A:Cloud Storage Integrator Beta 1

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A:How do I activate the 25 GB lifetime cloud storage from (BOX...

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A:Can't Map or See Network Storage Drive


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may I know how that work case folder sync with google drive?

I suggest you contact Google drive first, we have limitation information regarding this product.

You can proof that there is no issue for sharing folder within your office network
I think that's not how online share drive work, unless your secretary can join your office network trough internet
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