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Cyberduck

CyberduckNot too long ago I talked about an alternative for my Rackspace Cloud Files Sync application.

Recently I moved my pictures and videos over to Microsoft OneDrive. I also use Dropbox but for my disk usage I found it to be a bit too expensive. With OneDrive I get 100GB for € 1.99 a month or 200GB for € 3.99. Which is already cheaper as what I was paying with Rackspace Cloud Files. An added benefit of using OneDrive is that you can choose not to download certain (big) files or folders.

After moving my stuff over to OneDrive I was in need of deleting the stored files in Rackspace Cloud Files. My application is supposed to be able to sync an empty folder to a filled container effectively cleaning it up. But as I never tested it with thousands of files it did not seem to work and the application simply crashed a few times as well.

Meet Cyberduck! It describes itself as Libre FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3 & OpenStack Swift browser for Mac and Windows. It also supports Rackspace Cloud Files (which is now based on OpenStack as well if I’m not mistaken). With it you can browse your stored files, add or delete them and even synchronize folders just like you could do with my app. I highly recommend using Cyberduck if you were using Rackspace Cloud Files Sync before.

Rackspace Cloud Files Sync v1.04 released

Shortly after the 1.03 release Rackspace Cloud Files Sync has been updated to version 1.04 and was just released minutes ago.

Rackspace Cloud Files Sync is a small application one can use to create a online backup of any directory on your Windows PC. It’s also possible to restore a backup back to your hard disk. Its main purpose is to keep a online backup of your most important files, like documents, photo’s and video’s.

This release comes with a few nice features. For starters you can now select which location you want to login to: USA or UK. Now people with a UK account can start using Rackspace Cloud Files Sync as well.

Further more restoration of a backup has been fixed. Due to a path mismatch it would delete all files in the local directory regardless if they would be in the online archive. This has now been fixed, making it a true sync operation again.

The most exciting feature though is the ability to turn off the Checksum Check. When this feature is enabled the application will make sure that the contents of the local file and remote file are equal. If not, it’ll overwrite the file. This greatly speeds up syncing a directory to a Cloud Files container and is especially helpful for directories of which the contents don’t change and only new files are added to it, such as photo archives.

Both changing the login location/server and Checksum Check can be done at the setup screen.

 

Rackspace Cloud Files Sync v1.03 released

Rackspace Cloud Files Sync has been updated to version 1.03 and was just released minutes ago. This release fixes a critical bug that made the application freeze when syncing with an existing directory. The source code has also been licensed under the Modified BSD License.

Rackspace Cloud Files Sync is a small application one can use to create a online backup of any directory on your Windows PC. It’s also possible to restore a backup back to your hard disk. Its main purpose is to keep a online backup of your most important files, like documents, photo’s and video’s.

 

Rackspace Cloud Files Sync v1.02 released

Rackspace Cloud Files Sync has been updated to version 1.02 and released. This release fixes a critical bug that made the application crash when syncing with an existing directory.

Creating backups and restoring them to any folder should just work again now. However, due to some strange and yet unresolved bug the responsiveness of the application totally disappears when doing a backup or restore action. Windows shows the application as freezing, yet it does execute its tasks. So if you’ve got a lot of files to process please be patient.

I hope to have this issue resolved in the near future.

Rackspace Cloud Files Sync 1.01 released

Rackspace Cloud Files Sync 1.01 was released today. Due to undocumented changes in the Cloud Files API the Sync application stopped working. Making backups and recovering them should now work again once more.